Category Archives: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Video: Cleaning Up the Pacific Crest Trail

Outdoor gear company Granite Gear has started to sponsor thru-hikers and charging them with the responsibility of helping clean up some of the most popular trails in the U.S. In this video, we join one of the members of the crew as he hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, soaking in those amazing environments, while helping to preserve them for future generations of backpackers to enjoy too. The clip is…

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Video: How to Choose a Stand-Up Paddleboard

I have to admit, I was one of those people who thought that stand-up paddleboarding would be just a fad that would fade away fairly quickly. Now, years later the sport continues to grow, drawing more people in all of the time. If you’ve already tried paddleboarding, and now find yourself ready to invest in a board, this video is for you. It comes our way courtesy of REI and shares some tips for…

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Video: A POV Mountain Bike Ride Through the Mountains of South Tyrol

Italy’s South Tyrol region is well known for being one of the more spectacular mountain settings in all of Europe, after all this is the home of Reinhold Messner. In this video, we jump on a mountain bike with pro rider Tom Oehler, who takes us for a spin through this spectacular setting. Using his trusty GoPro camera, it is almost like we’re riding along with him. Almost.

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Video: Highlining the Total Solar Eclipse

It has been nearly two months since the total solar eclipse hit North America, and we’re still receiving some impressive videos and photos from that day. This one follows Alex Mason, one of the best slackliners in the world, as he travels to Jackson Hole to walk an epic line during the totality of the eclipse. The video serves not only to show off this event, but as a profile of Mason himself,…

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Video: Meet Polar Explorer Vincent Colliard and the IceLegacy Project

Our planet is undergoing some serious changes at the moment in regards to climate. Whether or not man is having an impact on that is subject to debate depending on who you speak with. To help understand that impact further, French polar explorer Vincent Colliard had joined forces with Norwegian legend Børge Ousland to form the IceLegacy Project. The duo intend to ski across 20 largest glaciers in…

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The Himalayan Database Will Soon be Available for Free

When it comes to climbing the big mountains in Nepal – and lesser extent Tibet – The Himalayan Database is the definitive record for everything has been accomplished there over the past 50 years. The information contained in the database has been meticulously compiled by Ms. Elizabeth Hawley for five decades, and soon all of those records will be available to the general public online for…

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Gear Closet: Thorlos Outdoor Athletic Socks Review

When it comes to keeping our feet happy on the trail, we always seem to focus heavily on the shoes or boots that we wear. Obviously the footwear the we take with us on an adventure is incredibly important, and the cornerstone for keeping our feet comfortable and protected. But, often times we overlook the socks we use, electing to just grab what ever is handy in the drawer. It turns out, having…

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Gear Closet: Energizer PowerKeep 36 Solar Charger and Battery Pack Review

Over the past few years we’ve seen solar charging become more of an option for our backcountry needs. This is due in part to the fact that solar panels continue to get more efficient and lightweight all of the time, making them more viable options for keeping small devices like a smartphone or a camera charged while living off the grid. At this point, there are literally dozens of options…

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British Adventurer Will Trek Home for Christmas to Raise Funds to Combat PTSD

A former British solider will embark on a very personal trek later this year as he seeks to raise funds for the Combat Stress organization, a charity dedicated to helping veterans from the U.K. deal with PTSD. The trek is called Walking Home for Christmas, and it draws some inspiration from a concept promoted by Prince Harry back in 2010.

Dan McAreavey currently lives and works in Northern…

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Video: Life Coach with Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk

This past summer, climbers Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk traveled to the Ruth Gorge in Alaska to attempt a climb up Mt. Dickey. Unfortunately, the weather there was awful, and the expedition never really had the chance to get off the ground. So, what happens when these two men end up in a tent for days on end with no where to go? They start talking, and the result is this wonderful short film in…

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