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6 Ways Tourism is Impacting Antarctica’s Environment

6 Ways Tourism is Impacting Antarctica’s Environment

Antarctica, the vast ice-land, located on the southern pole, is one of the world’s most remote destinations. Antarctica is only home to majestic wildlife, short-term research scientists, and  now some 35,000 annual tourists. Tourists want to see the pristine environment and experience extreme adventure such as skydiving or kayaking. What [...]

7 Reasons to End Your Ski Season at Vail

7 Reasons to End Your Ski Season at Vail

Closing Day is coming fast, April 14th at Vail, and it’s time to decide where to end it all. I know where I’ll be and here are a few reasons why. It’s Vail Not only is it a world class resort but Vail- the second largest resort in North America- [...]

Should Your Child Join You Running?

Should Your Child Join You Running?

It’s natural for parents to want their children to follow in their footsteps. In the case of runners, this want is literal. C’mon Junior, let’s hit the trails. Follow me! Going on a family run may be a dream come true for a running fanatic, but there are a few [...]

Top 6 Toughest Adventure Races in the World

Top 6 Toughest Adventure Races in the World

  For most of us, completing a marathon in itself is an accomplishment to feel pretty proud of. But there are some who aren’t’ satisfied with the 26.2-mile feat, no matter how rough the conditions. These are the “freak” athletes who compete in some of the most physically taxing endurance [...]

Solo Atlantic Rower Sets New Speed Record

Solo Atlantic Rower Sets New Speed Record

Rowing solo across an ocean is one of the most challenging and lonely endeavors that anyone can ever attempt. After all, no matter which of our planets oceans you choose, you’re looking at weeks alone out on the open water, pulling the oars for hours on end while facing unpredictable [...]

The Best Countries for Ecotourism

The Best Countries for Ecotourism

In the 1990′s, ecotourism — the environmentally responsible management of tourist areas located in pristine areas — emerged as a hot new trend. Today, it’s a full-fledged industry — and some countries in particular have excelled

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

Award winning entrepreneur, adventurer and writer of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss has partnered up with Merrell to get people outdoors. Part of this effort was answering questions on the Merrell Facebook page. The audience were asking anything from, “Tim, if you could go back in time and talk to [...]

Spring Ice

Spring Ice

Ahhh, Spring is in the air. Flowers, love, and ice climbing. Throughout the country, spring ice climbing is taking off. In Colorado, the weather will get warm enough to climb in a t-shirt. But enough about the talk – go get on some ice.

How to Switch to Minimal Running Shoes

How to Switch to Minimal Running Shoes

Lightweight and unsupportive, minimalist running shoes allow the foot to work the way nature intended. The “barefoot” running movement has grown in popularity with some users touting injury reduction, better endurance and faster paces. Minimal running shoes provide an incredible amount of tactile sensation to the foot and force runners [...]

How To Choose Climbing Shoes

How To Choose Climbing Shoes

So you’ve been climbing once or twice. Maybe you tried it out at a gym or with friends at a local crag. Regardless, you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge and become a climber yourself. One of the first pieces of equipment new climbers purchase are shoes. Yet selecting [...]