Reaching The Summit
27 Jul 2017

Five Ways Spending More Time In The Outdoors Saved My Life

I stroll into my Monday morning lessons, my fingers well and truly shredded from a Sunday climbing sesh. Again. My students, as always, greet me with ironic and knowing smiles – in the few years that I’ve known them, they’ve come to expect little else. “I just don’t get why

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Zanerobe men's bomber jacket by LA
24 Jul 2017

13 Badass Bomber Jackets For Men

The bomber jacket is considered a quintessential part of just about every man’s wardrobe these days, but the iconic look initially began during the 40s as a functional piece to protect fighter pilots during World War I. Since then, the military and menswear have become intrinsically linked over the years

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Hiking Cinque Terre, Italy
19 Jul 2017

Seven of the Most Amazing Hiking Destinations in Italy

Choosing a hiking destination in Italy can be like choosing a ‘coffee’ bar in Amsterdam, a castle to visit in Scotland or a sauna in Sweden – with so many options, it can all get a little bit overwhelming and you’re likely not to be disappointed with your choice! Luckily,

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Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness
02 Jul 2017

Seven Must-Stop And See Locations While Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada and boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Almost every day thru-hikers enter a new environment and experience the stunning natural diversity that exists. From the dry and windy deserts of Southern California to the lush and forested slopes of

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avalanchesafety
28 Jun 2017

Seven Must-Learn Mountaineering Skills Before Attempting Your First Summit

Viewing the summit-shots of successful mountaineers, we could be forgiven for thinking there’s not much to the art of mountaineering other than healthy levels of strength, stamina, fitness, courage and, of course, a good beard. Above, however, we have chosen our words very carefully, for mountaineering is indeed an ‘art’

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Backpacker's trail recipes, oatmeal
17 Jun 2017

Ten Backcountry Recipes That Will Keep You Energized and Eating Well on the Trail

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

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Trekking poles
10 Jun 2017

Eight Overlooked Essentials Every Thru-Hiker And Backpacker Should Carry

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

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Lost beginner climber
01 Jun 2017

Nine Common Beginner Climbing and Mountaineering Mistakes To Avoid

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

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Hiking Angel's Landing, Zion National Park
12 Apr 2017

Five Must-Visit Spring Hiking Destinations in The Western US

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

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Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota
03 Apr 2017

Five of The Best Intermediate Spring Hiking Destinations in the Midwest

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.

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