As someone who takes a certain pleasure in maintaining and caring for my possessions, it appalls me to see so many people letting their hiking boots dry out, rot, and fall apart.
If there is one question that baffles outdoorsmen, it is the question of how to get their ladies to enjoy the outdoors. Many folks are lucky to have such an outdoorsy partner, but some have to work a little harder. One obvious, but rarely practiced secret, is to bring romance [...]
As in all aspects of life, knowledge is power. But in the world of backcountry recreation, knowledge might very well mean the difference between life and death.
Training for and running a marathon requires physical stamina, mental dedication and emotional strength. Thousands of marathons occur annually, but only a select few have with jaw-dropping views.
If you, like me, have lived in an area where you get more than 6 months of winter each year, you may have found yourself looking for something new. You’ve snowboarded. You’ve skied, both Alpine and Cross Country. You’ve tried randonée skiing or telemarking. You alpine snowboarded. You’ve tele-boarded. You’ve mono-skied. You’ve [...]
Panting for air and slapping my gloved hands against my chest, I looked up the snow-covered, rocky ravine and willed myself to take one…more…step. It was day two of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge, a three-day competition composed of a 10-kilometer Nordic ski race, a marathon-length Ski Mountaineering contest and a [...]
It’s easy to assume that most big companies value profit and production over environmental health. But believe it or not,
As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet. The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 23rd Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Pretty much every season I end up staring at amazement at some item Costco has decided to sell, because the prices are just So. Damn. Low. Earlier this year the buzz was around a midweight down jacket with 800 fill down