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Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

Take the Lead: Lead Climbing for Beginners

So, I’m super stoked because I’ve just started lead climbing indoors. This is a monumental occasion for me because just 4 short months ago I was still taking falls on 5.7s in the gym. Now that I feel more competent and comfortable with my climbing, I’m ready to take it to the [...]

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Interview: Adventurer & Conservationist John Davis

Every year thousands of deer, elk, pronhorn,  bears and wolves alike are faced with the daunting task of migrating between their seasonal stomping grounds. And every year thousands of these animals die at the expense of taxpaying motorists on the pulsing interstates that fragment their natural habitat. It is a [...]

Playgrounds are No Longer Just for Kids

Playgrounds are No Longer Just for Kids

You may have been exploring China when you came across a strange sort of playground. It may have looked strange because, well, there were no children. Instead, adults were using playground styled gym equipment. Or, maybe you were in LA. Around the world, outdoor fitness centers have slowly become a [...]

10 Reasons to Climb a Mountain Right Now

10 Reasons to Climb a Mountain Right Now

Whatever your poison, quit sitting around talking about what you want to do and just go do it. Sometimes the hardest person to convince to get out is yourself but the power of conviction radiates into all aspects of your life. Go outside now and all other things will fall [...]

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

A confrontation high on the slopes of Mt. Everest turned violent this past weekend as an angry mob of Sherpas attacked a trio of independent mountaineers there. The confrontation began with a fiery exchange near Camp 3, located at 7200 meters (23,622 ft) on the mountain, but later escalated when [...]

Staying Active During Mud Season

Staying Active During Mud Season

In the northeast, during the months of April and May, there is a 5th season we like to call Mud Season – the outdoor recreational time of limbo when skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and trail running are primarily off limits. Here is a list of ideas to keep you [...]

Success And Sadness On Makalu In The Himalaya

Success And Sadness On Makalu In The Himalaya

The spring climbing season is now  in full swing in the Himalaya with dozens of climbers in base camp on Everest, Lhotse and various other mountains across the region. Most of them will spend the next few weeks acclimatizing to the thin air and preparing their bodies for the challenges [...]

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

This past week was National Park Week, and in celebration of that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $500,000 to help 60,000 students explore wildlife in the National Parks. This is an important time for the youth of this country as they are becoming increasingly disinterested in the world of nature and [...]

10 Reasons to Buy a Wooden Bike Frame

10 Reasons to Buy a Wooden Bike Frame

What better way to celebrate this Arbor Day than to chop down some trees and ride them? One of the newest design ideas sweeping the handmade bike market are wooden frames, and with good reason.  They range from sleek juxtapositions of new technology and old wood design, to glorified bauhaus [...]

Arborjet Reminds Us to Care for Trees on Arbor Day

Arborjet Reminds Us to Care for Trees on Arbor Day

As America increasingly becomes more urban, we value trees in a new way. Unfortunately, with the introduction of invasive species like the Emerald Ash Borer, trees rarely experience long Arborjet has a way of protecting our trees. With an environmentally responsible injection that goes directly into the trunk of the [...]