Despite the rigorous demands of our sport and the amount of energy we expend doing it, many trekkers and hikers tend to have a fairly lax approach to nutrition when on the trail. Compared to other sporting enthusiasts – cyclists, long-distance runners, and weightlifters, for example – we tend to
Telling a thru-hiker, die-hard backpacker what they should or should not carry is rarely advisable. Chances are, they will not look favorably upon any attempt to deprive them of something they’ve already spent days, maybe weeks in their own heads pondering whether or not to add, remove from their already
Whatever pursuits we turn our hands to in life, as beginners the chances of making mistakes are exceedingly high. Climbing and mountaineering are no exception to this rule, only the potential consequences of our errors in either of these high-risk activities are considerably more severe than in most others. While
The Matterhorn. Just say the name and your mind is likely to conjure all sorts of tales from its treasury of climbing mythology – accompanied, no doubt, by an image of what might just be the most iconic mountain in the world. Skewering the Valais and Valtournenche skyline with its
For the avid hiker, spring-time means it’s time to get outside and hit the trails! With the snow melting, milder temperatures and alpine flowers, it’s the ideal time to explore the wilderness in the western United States. So, to help you plan your first of the seasons adventures, here are
Somewhere between the Appalachian and the Rocky Mountains lies the Midwest: an area of serene beauty, unpredictable weather, and hiking destinations that rival any in the continental U.S. In the upper Midwest, you’ll find thick forests full of wildlife and, in the warm season, complete with a lush green landscape.
If you’re an avid off-roader, you know it is not easy finding quality trails to take your four wheel drive on the weekends. Across the United States, we have a plethora of terrain to choose from making it a haven for off road connoisseurs alike. The West Coast of the
“Safe” is not a word you’d use to describe most Russian drivers. YouTube is absolutely filled with frightening Russian driver videos, showing everything from road rage, to epic accidents. So it’s not really surprising that a Russian school bus driver would attempt to cross a washed out bridge during a
For generations, mankind has fought the elements and has learned to thrive in some of the harshest conditions thinkable. But even after all of the advances we’ve made in taming our environment, we still find ourselves dedicating our weekends to getting lost in the outdoors. Regardless of whether you’re an
There are many ways to get around when you leave the pavement behind, but the MTT-136 has to be one of the most unique and maybe even the most versatile. The electric sled is like none other, providing a level of simplicity that makes the machine a work of genius.