Recent Posts

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

There are many trade shows around the world, but only a handful excite us as much as Outdoor Retailer. All of the best outdoor brands in the world, congregated in one central area to show off their newest goodies – now that’s what we call a good time. Here’s a look [...]

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

After four years of planning, preparation and construction, the new Halley VI Research Station opened in Antarctica this week. The base, which is operated by the British Antarctic Survey,  is designed to be versatile and mobile, while also monitoring the rapidly changing environmental conditions at the bottom of the world. 

Crowd Sourcing to Fund Greenland Research

Crowd Sourcing to Fund Greenland Research

If you know anything about Greenland, then you probably know that it isn’t as green as it sounds. Or is it?

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 23rd Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

5 Items that Make a Costco Membership Worthwhile for the Outdoorsman

5 Items that Make a Costco Membership Worthwhile for the Outdoorsman

Pretty much every season I end up staring at amazement at some item Costco has decided to sell, because the prices are just So. Damn. Low.  Earlier this year the buzz was around a midweight down jacket with 800 fill down

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

 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.

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Swedish explorer Mikael Strandberg is no stranger to the remote places of our planet. Over the course of his 27-year career, he has traveled to 121 countries and spent more than 2500 nights in a tent.

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a career in trail conservation? Laura Belleville of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the Director of Conservation for the long 2,180 miles of winding trails, and she can tell you it’s not the easiest job – but one of the most [...]

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

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”.

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Apps, apps, apps, and more apps. There are a terrifying amount of apps to chose from for you iPhones, iPads and Android phones. If you have a Windows phone, don’t worry, there are a very manageable amount of apps to choose from.