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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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Military Outdoors Adventure Film School: Knife

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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So You Want To Be A Mountain Guide

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A conversation with IFGMA and AMGA guide Mark Allen.

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Military Outdoors Adventure Film School: These Boots

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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5 Ways To Win At Being Injured

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Graham Zimmerman

Alpinist Graham Zimmerman on enjoying recovery—and gaining "sensitive guy points."

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Military Outdoors Adventure Film School: Full Ruck

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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Designed By Adventure: The Floodlight Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Truly Waterproof Down Insulation

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Designed By Adventure: The Feedback Flannel

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A modern, technical twist on flannel, the timeless staple of the outdoor crowd

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Statpacking: Analysis Of Life On The Trail

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Graphs and Venn diagrams to help explain the backpacking lifestyle

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Climbing Mount Rainier

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tye Chapman

Tye Chapman of International Mountain Guides gives the scoop on getting up our favorite American volcano.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Wallet

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The words you never want to hear.

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Learning Work-Life Balance From A 5.13 Climber

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Regan Kennedy talks about balancing a career and climbing like a woman.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Gourmet

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

What are you having for dinner?

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Climbing For The Love Of It Again

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How learning to lead trad is reconnecting me with why I fell for climbing in the first place.

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In A Granite State Of Mind At Cannon Cliff

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bryan Gilmore

Bryan Gilmore breaks down the beta for the New England classic, the Whitney-Gilman Ridge.

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My Alaska Range Packing List, Complete With Badminton Racquets

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jewell Lund

Jewell Lund didn't forget anything for her climbing trip to the Alaska Range—including the bacon.

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Anti-Meth Ad Formula Applied To Salt Craving Goats

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

We took the "Meth: Not Even Once" campaign and switched the people out for goats and the meth out for pee

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Designed By Adventure: The Superlayer Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Active Insulation: A game-changing combination of ingenious design and cutting-edge insulation technology for breathable warmth

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Knock Knock

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

How to make your trail run more fun.

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Could What’s In Your Pack Save You?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Mary Dishman

A mountain bike guide finds that all those "in case of emergency" items can really do the job.

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The Case For Climbing With Less Experienced Climbers

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How taking the sharp end will keep you sharp in the long run.

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Yelp Vs. Mount Si: The 5 Craziest Trail Reviews

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Seattle's most popular trail attracts all type of reviewers.

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The Local’s Guide To Chamonix

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Guide Adam George shares his insider's tips for planning the Chamonix trip of a lifetime.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Skills

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Got any sweet skills?

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How To Pack For Mountain Biking Colorado’s High Country

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Abell

High altitude riding requires extra effort. Western Spirit guide Chris Abell gives tips for how to prepare.

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