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Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

For those not fortune enough to live in an area with mountains and a winter season, the idea of grabbing an axe, attaching some spikes to the bottom of your shoes, and scaling a frozen waterfall seems like something from a movie. But it’s actually more do-able than most people [...]

Blame it on the Tetons

Blame it on the Tetons

My friends and I played that Modest Mouse song nonstop before our ascent of The Grand Teton. Driving through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the shadow of the mountain, we listened as Isaac Brock sang, “Blame

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Classics like Into Thin Air, Annapurna and Scrambles Amongst the Alps have thrilled and inspired countless readers over the years. If you enjoyed these celebrated works, check out our list of lesser known – but equally awe-inspiring – climbing titles.

Heroes

Heroes

We all have heroes in our lives. Heroes don’t seek recognition and they don’t expect rewards.  They don’t always save people from burning buildings, or buy shoes for the homeless, but over time, they shape who we are and inspire us to become better people.  We find that many times, [...]

Hot Pots: Mother Nature’s Hot Tub

Hot Pots: Mother Nature’s Hot Tub

There are places where the waters of a hot spring – normally so scalding hot that you’d die if you went in – intersect with a cool river. The confluence of hot and cold creates pleasant waters in which to bathe, called a hot pot (not to be confused with [...]

Amazon Express Team Completes Source-to-Sea Paddle

Amazon Express Team Completes Source-to-Sea Paddle

Awhile back we told you about kayaker West Hansen and his Amazon Express expedition. At the time West and his crew were just a couple of weeks into their attempt to kayak the Amazon River from source-to-sea, having just embarked on their journey high in the mountains of Peru.

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Standing 16,050 feet (4892 meters) in height, Mt. Vinson is the tallest peak in Antarctica, making it a popular destination for climbers who have set their sights on bagging the Seven Summits. Each year, beginning in early December, a small window of opportunity opens

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

Climbing can be one of the most physically demanding activities this planet has to offer. Not only does it take absolute brute strength in almost every muscle of your body, but you also need the stamina of five oxen to keep moving during long and tough climbs

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

A back-country, hut to hut ski trip is a great way to experience nature during a season that most people are indoors. While sleeping in a tent during the dead of winter might not sound fun (depending on who you are), these hut to hut trips come equipped with heated [...]

Chasing Ice: Before it’s all gone

Chasing Ice has earned its place as one of the film festival darlings of the year. With awards from Sundance, River Run, SXSW, Silverdocs, and others, the film is bound to make an impact on human history; if anything, by documenting some of the the last remaining ice environments in [...]