Verticulture

Based in Seattle, WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure: innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems for people who are passionate about being active in the outdoors. Verticulture is where we trade stories of epic adventures, dream trips and perfect lines. Dive in, and stoke your passion.

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Beth Rodden’s Return To Climbing

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Learning to be flexible with what motherhood brings, Beth Rodden starts to travel and climb again.

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Baby Makes Three Dirtbags: A Family Climbing Trip, Part 2 of 4

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessica Baker

Finding bouldering and single-pitch satisfaction with baby in tow in the Eastern Sierra.

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Scary-Beautiful Video: Riding Supercanaleta

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dorian Densmore

Big mountains mean big lines on Argentina's Cerro Arribas.

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Photos: Iceland By Fatbike

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Reichel

A hurricane, a volcano and sick singletrack in one bike tour? Chris Reichel discovers Iceland.

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Designed By Adventure: The White Room Jacket and Pants

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Professional Level Waterproof, Breathable GORE-TEX® Big Mountain Ski Jacket and Pants

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Designed By Adventure: The Trickshot Jacket and Pants

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Big Mountain Ski Jacket and Pants built with waterproof, breathable Pertex® Shield+ Soft Shell fabric

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Guide Secrets: 5 Items You Need For Life On The Road

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Stacee Johnson

When constant travel is getting you down, it's the simple things that keep it livable.

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5 Fun Facts About Backcountry Snowboarding

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

A people's history of backcountry snowboarding.

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How To Beat Imposter Syndrome On The Slopes

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Are women more likely to feel like they don't belong at the top?

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Designed By Adventure: The Women’s Revelation Jacket and Pants

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Waterproof, breathable, durable and the newest additions to our collection of apparel designed by women, for women.

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Beth Rodden On A Mother’s Baby Steps

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Recovering from pregnancy, Beth Rodden learns it takes little steps to move toward where she wants to be.

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What It Really Takes to Write A Climbing Guidebook

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Kalman

Think writing the new Index guidebook is just climbing and shooting photos? Think 'shwacking, scrubbing, drilling and more.

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Coming Down From The Olympics

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Gordon McArthur

Gordon McArthur learns how to be in the moment both in comps and at home.

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Employee Favorites: Mountain Life shirts, pants, jackets hats and gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

OR employees head to our neighborhood watering hole to talk favorite activities, après drinks and Mountain Life styles.

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Baby Makes Three Dirtbags: A Family Climbing Trip, Part 1 of 4

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessica Baker

What do guides do in the off season? Head to the Sierras for some fall rock climbing, with baby in tow.

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Designed By Adventure: ALTIHeat Heated Gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

ALTIHeat™ heated glove technology uses a rechargeable battery-powered heating system to keep hands warm while skiing & climbing.

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Designed By Adventure: The Splitter Crack Climbing Gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A quick-and-easy, cost-effective, high-performance, low-environmental-impact alternative to old-fashioned tape gloves.

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Photos: Skiing The Cascades

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Itching for some ski mountaineering? Check these stoke-worthy shots of Martin Volken in the North Cascades.

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WWA’s Top 10 Ski Films Of All Time

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Get psyched for the ski season with Winter Wildlands Alliance's favorite flicks.

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A Father-Son Skiing Love Story

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Christian Gennerman

How skiing helped one dad move through grief and build bonds with his young boy.

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Making The Second Ascent Of The House-Anderson Line On Mount Alberta

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Will Sim

Will Sim and Nick Bullock climb Steve House and Vince Anderson's north face route in the Canadian Rockies.

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Meet OR Nonprofit Partner: Winter Wildlands Alliance

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research is proud to team up with WWA to support the human-powered snow sports experience on public lands.

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Video: Big-time Ski Mountaineering In Argentina

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dorian Densmore

Watch Dorian Densmore slice up a couloir in Guadalajara, Malargue.

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First Ascents And The Climbing Ethics Peanut Gallery

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

Is ‘good style’ worth risking your neck for?

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How To Pack For Shoulder Season Paddling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tom Murphy

If you pack the right stuff, the in-between days before snow flies can be some of the best days on the water.

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Ice Fest: A Holiday You Should Be Celebrating

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bayard Russell

Why the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest should be on your calendar this winter.

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A New Wasatch Linkup: The CURL

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

Jason Dorais links up Big Cottonwood Canyon's peaks for a "smaller, less classic" WURL.

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The Complete Life

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Life is an adventure made up of family, career and community, and outdoor adventure is an essential component.

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Is It Snowing Where You Are?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dorian Densmore

Here's a little backcountry ski edit from Dorian Densmore to whet your appetite.

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Q&A: Adventure Photographers Dan And Janine Patitucci

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

What makes a great photo? And what's it like to shoot high-caliber climbers? The Patituccis have it dialed.

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The Shadow Campaign

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Watch the powdery trailer for our latest ski series.

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The Art, History And Ethics Of Trundling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kyle Dempster

Tempted to tip that precarious boulder on route? Think about this first.

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Climb Harder This Season

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sarah Hueniken

Nothing awesome comes for free, and getting better is hard work. Here's how to enjoy the process.

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Groovy Times: When You Have To ‘Go’ In The Backcountry

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Terrin Frey

A guide's guide to using the groover without looking like a noob.

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The Complete LIfe: ExtremeSkiingTVCarpenter Zack Giffin

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

What house is best for an adventurous lifestyle? A tiny house, of course.

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Designed By Adventure: The Trailbreaker Pants and Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Purpose built. Hybrid Mapped. “The best backcountry ski touring pants and jacket combo on the market.”

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Meet The Wizards Of Women’s Gear: Jeannie Wall And The OR Design Team

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Ever dream of women's gear that's not just smaller and pink? Wall and OR's design team are here to make your dreams come true.

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How To Prep For Ice And Mixed Climbing Season

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Gordon McArthur

Gordon McArthur shares his training secrets for building strength and power—and achieving goals.

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The Sock Of Shame

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ashley Spring Gateless

If you’re a trail runner, you’ve probably dealt with the other kind of “morning runs.”

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Choosing Big-Wall Projects

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Nik Berrry on what separates big-wall free climbers from single-pitch climbers and boulderers—and dancing to Katy Perry.

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Get In Shape For Ski Season With Your Mountain Bike

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Stephen Mead

The most fun way to get your legs and core ready for powder days might just be on two wheels.

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Torment to Forbidden: Wars, Wilderness, And Discovery On Sept. 11, 2014

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Simmons

Veteran Chris Simmons finds the challenge and peace he seeks on the Sierra Club's Military Outoors 911 Climb.

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The Complete Life: Pro Skier, Mountain Guide and Mom Jessica Baker

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

How to make the most of your time in the mountains—and find balance in life in general.

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Designed By Adventure: The Sonata Hoody

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A women-specific, ultra-lightweight, warm, streamlined hooded down jacket.

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Whiskey, Headlamps And A Crooked Neck

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Kalman

Remembering climbing with Cory Hall, 1989-2014.

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Utah’s WURL*: 30+ miles, 42,000 Feet Up And Down In A Day

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

Jason Dorais crushes the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup with an alternate finish.

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How To Stay Grounded While Traveling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Molly Baker

Ski gypsy Molly Baker's life is a whirlwind of travel. Here's how she stays grounded and healthy, wherever she may be.

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The Complete Life: Mountain Guide Martin Volken

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Staying purposeful with his goals helps Martin Volken balance his own objectives with guiding and a vibrant family life.

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Military Outdoors Adventure Film School: 1000 Steps

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joshua Brandon

Outdoor Research proudly teamed up with the Sierra Club to support veterans in adventure film school in the North Cascades.

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Military Outdoors Adventure Film School: No Matter What

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joshua Brandon

Outdoor Research proudly teamed up with the Sierra Club to support veterans in adventure film school in the North Cascades.

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