Healthy Living

How to Use an Ice Axe

How to Use an Ice Axe

Summer Mountaineering in Whistler and the Coast Mountains will almost always include travel on snow and ice.  This can make the terrain very difficult to navigate if you do not have the proper equipment. While other equipment is also necessary, one of the most important tools that you can have [...]

Should Your Child Join You Running?

Should Your Child Join You Running?

It’s natural for parents to want their children to follow in their footsteps. In the case of runners, this want is literal. C’mon Junior, let’s hit the trails. Follow me! Going on a family run may be a dream come true for a running fanatic, but there are a few [...]

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

Award winning entrepreneur, adventurer and writer of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss has partnered up with Merrell to get people outdoors. Part of this effort was answering questions on the Merrell Facebook page. The audience were asking anything from, “Tim, if you could go back in time and talk to [...]

Spring Ice

Spring Ice

Ahhh, Spring is in the air. Flowers, love, and ice climbing. Throughout the country, spring ice climbing is taking off. In Colorado, the weather will get warm enough to climb in a t-shirt. But enough about the talk – go get on some ice.

How to Switch to Minimal Running Shoes

How to Switch to Minimal Running Shoes

Lightweight and unsupportive, minimalist running shoes allow the foot to work the way nature intended. The “barefoot” running movement has grown in popularity with some users touting injury reduction, better endurance and faster paces. Minimal running shoes provide an incredible amount of tactile sensation to the foot and force runners [...]

How To Choose Climbing Shoes

How To Choose Climbing Shoes

So you’ve been climbing once or twice. Maybe you tried it out at a gym or with friends at a local crag. Regardless, you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and become a climber yourself. One of the first pieces of equipment new climbers purchase are shoes. Yet selecting [...]

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Confessions of an Ex-Mile Counter

Mile Counters. You know, that person who obsessively logs their miles – or even worse, logs them on Facebook for all their friends to marvel at. Every runner knows at least one. Many wonder what their problem is. Why so obsessed with the numbers? Can’t they take a day off? [...]

Top 5 Most Helpful Camping Apps

Top 5 Most Helpful Camping Apps

In this technology age, what with its constant notifications from text messaging, email and social media, it can be really refreshing to get out of town and head for the woods where cell service is a bit weaker and you can turn off your phone for a bit. So all [...]

6 Things I’ve Learned About Skiing After Fifty

6 Things I’ve Learned About Skiing After Fifty

6 Things I’ve learned About Skiing after Fifty It certainly doesn’t get any easier, but these few short tips, may help you last at least till noon on the slopes. Stretch, stretch, stretch I know a guy, a very good friend and skier, who is my age and has never [...]

Interview with Endorphin Dude: How He Went From 223 Pounds to 52 Marathons a Year

Interview with Endorphin Dude: How He Went From 223 Pounds to 52 Marathons a Year

It doesn’t matter why people become motivated to run and be healthy. For Tony “Endorphin Dude” Nguyen, it very well was the difference between life and death, and that proved to be a great motivator for the San Francisco resident. “Imagine coming home from work one day and collapsing on [...]