Some reports are saying that backcountry ski equipment sales are up 65% for the 2012/2013 season over last year, which makes it the fastest-growing segment of the snowsport industry.
Everyone knows Smokey the Bear, the time-honored symbol of forest fire prevention, and every baby of the 80′s remembers Woodsy the Owl’s pleas of, “Give a hoot… don’t pollute”.
Think of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as a real-life counterpart to Dos Equis’ iconic spokesman, ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’. He was the first man to cross both the North and South Pole using surface routes.
If you’re familiar with ski-BASE jumping, then you’ve probably heard of the Utah local, professional free-skier and BASE jumper Suz Graham. Suz’s list of disciplines -including freeskiing, windsuiting, and ski-BASE jumping
Persian royalty invented the game of polo thousands of years ago. Like chess, polo was a way for young men to train in the art of war. The polo pitch became a quasi-battlefield, and the points scored were material losses to the enemy.
In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes. The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.
Has any contemporary actor had a more impressive career than Leo? He started out as a smart-mouthed foster kid on Growing Pains, skyrocketed to superstardom after that movie about the boat, and has since worked with Steven Spielberg,
Last month, CNN reported some troubling news out of Nauru, the smallest nation in the South Pacific. According to Foreign Minister Kieren Keke, global warming has impacted the tiny republic so dramatically that droughts now last as long as seven or eight years.
Richard (Sky) George is an avid outdoorsman who makes eco friendly jewelry and art. He is the founder of Tarma Designs as well as working on the board of directors for the Pacific Crest Trail.
Whether it’s a pristine alpine stream or the Hudson River, the water you find from natural sources really should be treated as if it’s not potable. There are definitely natural spring water sources or glacial runoff that are potable, but without a microbiological assay you can never know for sure.