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Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

Five Ways to Give Back to the Running Community

It’s nearly impossible to attend a running event and not get caught up in the feelings of excitement, accomplishment, optimism and community. Even non-runners who come out to cheer their friends or family on are soon seen waving their arms, screaming with excitement, and jumping up and down with carefree [...]

Are Video Games Stealing Thunder From the Out of Doors?

Are Video Games Stealing Thunder From the Out of Doors?

It seems like it has become easier and easier to sit down in front of a video game instead of getting outside a.k.a the real world. It used to be that video games were hard, you had to have great reflexes and timing to get far in them, and if [...]

8 Knots to Know

8 Knots to Know

Looking to start getting into the sport of climbing? Get started on your knot knowledge with this introductory list of knots and knot instructions: 1. Figure Eight Knot - Maybe one of the most common knots to know is the figure eight knot. This knot is used to attach a climber’s [...]

Best Destinations to View from Above

Best Destinations to View from Above

Life on land is wonderful, but sometimes everything starts to look mundane and original. If life starts to look bland, it maybe time to a ride on cloud nine as some sites are best seen from the sky. Get ready to spread your wings and catch a bird’s eye view [...]

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

Notable Spring Summits On Everest

The spring climbing season in the Himalaya has come to an end and the climbers are now making their way back home just ahead of the arrival of the summer monsoons. It has been a very busy season once again this year, with an estimated 500+ summits on Mt. Everest [...]

Six Tips for Buying and Researching Gear

Six Tips for Buying and Researching Gear

The world is full of information on what the best thing is for this and that. You can get the opinion of people that have been in the game for a while, those who supply material for it, and numerous forums/buyer’s guides online. The magnitude of info can be intimidating, [...]

2013′s Greatest Memorial Day Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss

2013′s Greatest Memorial Day Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss

Memorial Day is the best day of the year for many reasons. First and formost, it is a patriotic time when Americans collectively remember those who have died serving in the United State’s military. But that’s not all. Over the years, Memorial Day has adopted an additional meaning for the young and [...]

Climbing Stewardship: Q&A with Access Fund’s Ty Tyler

Climbing Stewardship: Q&A with Access Fund’s Ty Tyler

When it comes to making a difference for their sport, few can hold their own against the Access Fund. For the past 20 years, this not-for-profit has worked tirelessly in the areas of climbing stewardship, conservation, land acquisition, protection, and education. I caught up with Ty Tyler for specifics on what [...]

British Climber Summits Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse In One Push

British Climber Summits Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse In One Push

Earlier this week, British mountaineer Kenton Cool, along with his Sherpa guide Dorje Gylgen, completed an impressive Himalayan hat trick. The two men, who were climbing on the South Side of Mt. Everest in Nepal, managed to ink their names into the history books when they bagged three big peaks [...]

Jeremy Marie Completes the Most Epic Hitchhiking Trip Ever

Jeremy Marie Completes the Most Epic Hitchhiking Trip Ever

Many of us would gladly take a five-year sabbatical and travel the world, but money (or lack thereof) is usually the reason why these trips never pan out. The travel expenses alone would be a dealbreaker for most people, but not Jeremy Marie, that is. The 29-year-old Frenchman recently completed [...]