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Mountaineer Attempting All 6000 Meter Peaks In The Andes

Mountaineer Attempting All 6000 Meter Peaks In The Andes

by Kraig Becker Stretching for more than 4300 miles in length, the Andes Mountain Range is the longest in the world. In fact, the hundreds of mountains that make up the Andes actually cross through seven countries as the run north to south across South America. With thousands of snow capped [...]

How to Prepare for Fall and Winter Outdoor Sports

How to Prepare for Fall and Winter Outdoor Sports

Perhaps you’ve felt a chill nipping at your nose as you dust off the turning and falling leaves. They stick to your shoes and you find yourself throwing on fleece every morning. Fall is here and winter in coming. For ski bums, boarding enthusiasts, and mountaineers alike, this means one [...]

Most Pedal-Powered Cities in the World

Most Pedal-Powered Cities in the World

Cities around the world, are embracing human movement and reducing carbon footprint with the use of bikes as public transportation. Yes you heard that correct, bikes rule the road and cars are the secondary option. Bicycle-friendly cities are known to have stellar paths, access to key locations, acceptable road use [...]

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

by Kraig Becker As summer nears its inevitable end in the Northern Hemisphere the fall climbing season is getting underway in the Himalaya. Now that the seasonal monsoons have subsided for another year, climbers are descending on Kathmandu and starting to make their way out to base camps across the region. [...]

10 Ultimate Places to See Wildlife

10 Ultimate Places to See Wildlife

One reason why millions of people travel to the outdoors is to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Fascinations with wildlife start from youth, viewing them as cute cartoon characters to later seeing their beastly instincts at work on the Discovery Channel. Observing your favorite animal in nature is a [...]

The Gear it Takes to Win: TransRockies Run Edition

The Gear it Takes to Win: TransRockies Run Edition

The TransRockies Run is a 6-day 120 mile ultra marathon with over 20,000 ft. elevation gain. For most runners, just finishing the race is an accomplishment in itself, but for others (like Sean), there is only one goal. And that is to win. Wenger Blog regular, Sean McCoy, finished 2nd place [...]

6 Places that Gem Hunters will Dig

6 Places that Gem Hunters will Dig

There’s something special about laboriously searching for a shiny, centuries old rock that’s been waiting, buried in the earth for you and only you to uncover. The U.S. is brimming with public locations that not only offer a day in the great outdoors, but allows access to mining precious metals [...]

The Backcountry Chef: Fruit-filled Campfire Empanadas

The Backcountry Chef: Fruit-filled Campfire Empanadas

  This is a simple, albeit potentially sticky dessert.  You can tell your other backpacker friends (as they are fawning over your cooking prowess and culinary genius) that you spent hours making the perfect dough for this, when in reality, your labor is practically nothing.  You can thank me later. [...]

Married Couple Running 5000 Miles Across South America

Married Couple Running 5000 Miles Across South America

by Kraig Becker When most couples plan a trip together they usually book an escape to some romantic destination where they can get a little time to themselves. Often their plans include plenty of rest and relaxation, perhaps with a little time on the beach or around the pool at some [...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Kayak

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Kayak

It’s easy to understand the appeal of owning a kayak. They are easy to operate in virtually any body of water, a day (or just a few hours) on the water constitutes a healthy workout, and most current models are reliable and relatively affordable. But when it comes to selecting [...]