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5 Tips For Safer Rappelling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Don't risk it. IFMGA guide Adam George shares how he takes some of the danger out of rapping.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Lower A Climber From A Loaded Auto-Locking Device

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Learn how to safely give slack from a loaded auto-locking belay device from AMGA instructor Jeff Ward.

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Fat Biking Iceland, Part 1: Gambling On A Volcano

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

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Tickets were bought. Routes were decided. And then nature stepped in. Would you press on?

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Outdoor Adventure Empowers Me Because _______. OWA Community Answers

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

OWA's Instagram community brings these inspiring answers to the question of adventure and empowerment

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FEATURE: Speed + Heart = Dorais

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Andy and Jason Dorais are full-on family and career men with a full-on mountain habit—and they're probably faster than you.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Assist While Belaying From Above

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Learn two ways to assist your second from above from AMGA instructor Margaret Wheeler.

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OR’s Best And Lightest Summer Backpacking Layers

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jaeger Shaw

Product picks for the perfect backpacking kit

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How Meeting One Man Changed The Way I Think About Mountains

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Martin Volken

IFMGA guide Martin Volken meets a man who makes him realize he had too many blessings—and not enough appreciation.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Tie A Handshake Clove Hitch

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Increase your speed and efficiency on multi-pitch routes with this tip from AMGA instructor Jeff Ward.

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Which Big Wall Spirit Animal Do You Need?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

Madaleine Sorkin breaks down the benefits of each characteristic it takes to free a big wall.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Build A Three-Piece Anchor

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

AMGA Instructor Angela Hawse explains how to equalize three pieces of pro with a single cordalette.

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Outdoor Adventure Empowers Me Because _______

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

An interactive Instagram series with the Outdoor Women's Alliance

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VIDEO: The Forgotten Trails Of The Uintas

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Mountain biking to access stellar fly fishing? Yes please!

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How To Remember Everything: An Exhaustive Alaska Expedition Packing List

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bayard Russell

Forgetting something is not an option when you'll be dropped off on a glacier by a bush plane. Here's how to nail your packing.

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Congratulations, AAC Live Your Dream Grant Recipients!

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research is proud to partner with the American Alpine Club, and psyched for all the Live Your Dream Grant recipients.

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8 Non-Outdoor Gear Must-Haves For Climbing Moms

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

How does Beth Rodden manage to train and climb with a baby in tow? These items help.

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Outdoor Research Helps Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Learn more about how we're supporting the relief efforts

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VIDEO: Operation Hooker, Part 2

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Nik Berry

Nik Berry cruises 5.13d Wind River big wall 'Sendero Luminoso' in freezing conditions.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Build An Anchor With Two Slings And Three Pieces

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

In Part 4 of our 12-part series, learn how to build your anchor with less.

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Beth Rodden’s Thoughts On Mentorship And Vulnerability In Today’s Climbing World

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Young climbers are flooding the scene—many raised in gyms. How should we all be finding mentors and progressing?

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Photos: Dream Of Skiing The Dolomites?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Margaret Wheeler

IFMGA/American Mountain Guides Margaret Wheeler and Matt Farmer guide this life-list Italian ski tour.

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VIDEO and PHOTOS: A European’s First Alaska Ski Trip

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonas Blum

European skier Jonas Blum brings fresh stoke to the Chugach—and finds sick lines.

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Employee Favorites: Rain Shells

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Nine rain shell recommendations from OR employees

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AMGA VIDEO: Rigging A Rappel

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

In Part 3 of our 12-part series, learn how to rig a safer rappel with these tips from an AMGA guide.

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Jedi Mind Tricks

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard

OR athlete Shingo Ohkawa finds a new way to balance after a head injury

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VIDEO: Operation Hooker, Part 1

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Nik Berry

Nik Berry free climbs a classic hard aid line in the Wind River Range.

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AMGA VIDEO: Tips For Cleaning Top Rope Anchors

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

In Part 2 of our 12-part series, AMGA instructor Margaret Wheeler demonstrates how to safely clean a top rope anchor.

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PHOTOS: Need A Training Peak For An International Trip? Try Mount Marcy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bill Dudley

New York's high point, Mount Marcy can whip up full-on mountain conditions—a perfect East Coast training peak.

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VIDEO: How To Peel Out Of An Eddy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Once you've pulled your kayak over for a break, how do you get headed back downstream again? Paul Kuthe demonstrates.

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AMGA Video: How To Belay A Lead Climber

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

In Part 1 of our 12-part series with the AMGA, guide Jeff Ward explains how to belay a lead climber

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Growing Up As A Mom, A Human And A Climber

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Beth Rodden shares her struggles—and the deep lessons—of climbing injuries, disappointments and hope.

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VIDEO: How To Catch An Eddy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Need a break on your way down river? Paul Kuthe shows how to pull aside and take a breather.

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VIDEO: Trail Fighter

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

How much heart, will and fight does it take to compete in the mountains when your life is in the flatlands?

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VIDEO: Learn The J Stroke And Canadian Stroke

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

Brush up on your strokes with the Happy Camper and his family as they paddle in Tweed, Ontario.

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4 Tips For Your Best Backpacking Trip Yet

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Got Wanderlust? Becca Cahall's tips have us packing up for a night out under the stars.

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Introducing OR Lederhosen

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our Lederhosen feature leather panel construction and Sweat Trap Technology™, restricting breathability as much as possible.

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OR’s Best Of Instagram: Ice And Mixed Climbing With Sarah Hueniken

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Whether she's guiding clients in the Ghost or sending Kilimanjaro's last glaciers, you should be watching.

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How To Not Lose Things—And Avoid Overweight Fees—When Packing For A Ski Trip

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Emilie Drinkwater

Skis, climbing gear and camping stuff can add up to one giant mess. Here's how to keep it neat—and avoid $800 in excess fees.

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Old-School Spring Ski Touring From Chamonix To Zermatt

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Forest McBrian

The huts and technology have evolved since the original Haute Route, but the fun remains the same.

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Skiing The Teton Trifecta

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Andy Dorais

Andy Dorais finally skis the Grand, Middle and South Tetons, after years of envy.

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Nophobia: A Tale Of The Head Game Of Sticking With A Goal

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sarah Hueniken

Sometimes just sticking with a goal takes as much psychological fortitude as the actual climbing.

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VIDEO: Perfect Your Cross-Current Ferry

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Get ready for springtime paddling: How to move from one side of a channel to the other without losing ground to the current.

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Designed By Adventure: The GORE-TEX Men’s Foray Jacket and Women’s Aspire Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Waterproof, breathable and durable GORE-TEX jackets versatile enough for hiking, backpacking and any wet-weather adventure.

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Video: Snowboarding From The Top Of Hayden Peak

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Neil and Ian Provo team up to ride a possible first descent from the top of the iconic peak in Utah's Uintas.

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How To Kill It At The Red Rock Rendezvous

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

Eight-time Rendezvous veteran Jason Nelson breaks down how to have the best time possible at this year's fest.

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The Fear And Thrill Of A Ouray First Ascent: Almost Somewhere (M8, WI6)

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson and Beth Goralski find late-season goodies and put up a mixed first ascent above Ouray, Colo.

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Designed By Adventure: The Deviator Hoody

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice, the lightweight Deviator is Active Insulation at its best.

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OR’s Best Of Instagram: Mountain Guide Mark Allen

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

From ice climbing in Colorado's San Juan Mountains to skiing Norway, Mark Allen's photos will have you drooling.

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VIDEO: Riding Sick Spines In A Rainbow Sunrise

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Neil Provo's segment in the latest Powder Whores' flick will have you packing your board for Alaska's Tordrillo Mountains.

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Photos: The Ski Mountaineering World Championships In Verbier

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Andy and Jason Dorais put their legs, lungs and skills to the test against the best in the world in Verbier, Switzerland.

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