Healthy Living

Snow Bike (Fat Bike) FAQ

Snow Bike (Fat Bike) FAQ

Snow bikes can mean a variety of things, but in this case, we’re talking about the fat-tired bicycles. In other words, fat bikes for riding in the snow. Fat bikes have existed for a few years, but are just now getting mainstream attention, showing up in bike shops all around [...]

Scientists Explore Redwood Cloning Techniques

Scientists Explore Redwood Cloning Techniques

“The giant redwoods were no match for man,” noted NBC Nightly News reporter Kristen Dahlgren earlier this month. Though some living specimens date back more than 2,000 years, fewer than 5 percent of the original redwoods are still standing after centuries of unsustainable logging practices. Today, some dedicated environmental scientists believe that cloning redwoods and [...]

Ski Mountaineering Tips for Newbies

Ski Mountaineering Tips for Newbies

For the fit trail runner, Nordic skier or alpine charger, the idea of Ski Mountaineering, also known as SkiMo Racing, may get the gears turning. For many mountain folks in the United States it’s a relatively new pursuit that combines many strenuous passions: uphill skiing, route finding, downhill skiing and [...]

Fauja Singh, the World’s Oldest Marathon Runner, Retires at 101

Fauja Singh, the World’s Oldest Marathon Runner, Retires at 101

Within the competitive running community, Fauja Singh is a global celebrity. For the last 13 years, he has participated in nine marathons, as well as several shorter races and numerous charity events. As a practicing Sikh, he has used running to advocate for world peace and promote wholesome dietary habits. [...]

Bamboo Bikes: Q & A With Matt Michaelson

Bamboo Bikes: Q & A With Matt Michaelson

Today’s high-end bikes are engineering marvels of carbon fiber that are built to be ultra-light and highly efficient. Many bikers are constantly looking to keep ahead of their competitors by having the most advanced gear, but that’s not the only thing that comes into consideration for dedicated riders. Zambikes is [...]

Essential Features When Choosing a Multi-Tool

Essential Features When Choosing a Multi-Tool

There are hundreds of multi-tools out there and dozens of quality ones, so how do you go about choosing the right one for your outdoor adventure? First decide what kind of adventure you’re headed on. You don’t want to pack a cumbersome, full-featured model for a backpacking trip when all [...]

Yoga on the Go: Everything You Need to Bring your Practice on the Road

Yoga on the Go: Everything You Need to Bring your Practice on the Road

Have a work trip or a vacation coming up and don’t want to miss out on your yoga practice? While you may not have the schedule or travel budget to fit in a class or two from a local studio, with these tools you can easily flow in your hotel [...]

Doped on a Rope: PEDs, the Olympics and Climbing

Doped on a Rope: PEDs, the Olympics and Climbing

Recently, the International Olympic Committee shook up the events for the 2020 Olympics: wrestling is out. Any number of proposed sports could be in, including sport climbing. For the first time since 1988, when medals were last given to two climbers in achievements of alpinism (Reinhold Messner refused his silver [...]

Meet the Lykovs: A Russian Family Who Lived in Siberian Isolation for More Than 40 Years

Meet the Lykovs: A Russian Family Who Lived in Siberian Isolation for More Than 40 Years

Stretching for more than five million square miles between the Ural Mountains and Pacific Ocean, Siberia is, for all intents and purposes, a wasteland–rich in minerals and natural resources, but tough on human settlements. The Soviets knew this when they installed harsh POW camps in the heart of the Siberian [...]

7 Important Questions to Ask Before Traveling in the Backcountry

7 Important Questions to Ask Before Traveling in the Backcountry

As you begin what hopefully is a long, exciting life pursuing different mountain peaks, it is important that you start off on the right foot. Being conscious of several key elements will greatly improve your chances of a smooth running trip. We compiled a list of questions that you should [...]