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VIDEO: What Does It Take To Climb 5.14 And Still Crush At Your Day Job?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Regan Kennedy is redefining success—and it might not look like other sponsored climbers.

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Are You Ready For Creeking? Part 1

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Paul Kuthe

Sure, you love paddling whitewater. But are you ready to race?

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How To Climb Tall, Even If You’re Small

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessa Goebel

Struggling with those reachy climbing moves? Here are three tips for getting it done.

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#SheAdventures Instagram Challenge

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Learn about July's Instagram contest and how we're dedicating the month to women's adventures

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Tibet via Buick

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kyle Dempster

Kyle Dempster's Winter Climbing Vacation Through China in American Luxury

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Belay From Above

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

AMGA instructor Margaret Wheeler shows how to safely belay directly off the anchor.

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PHOTOS: Chamonix Dream

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ben Kunz

One couple lives the fantasy of fully immersing in the French mountain life—for a whole month.

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VIDEO: Putting Up A New Route On Alaska’s Mount Deborah

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Will Sim

Will Sim and Jon Griffith pioneer the North West Face of Mount Deborah, putting up a new route named Bad to the Bone.

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How To Get Into Ultra or Trail Running Without Hurting Yourself

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Want to up your trail mileage this summer? Paige Pattillo shares her tips for tuning in to your body.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Throw Rappel Ropes

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

AMGA instructor Jeff Ward explains how to make your rappels more efficient with these tips for throwing ropes.

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Big Trip Coming Up? Train This Way To Get Tough As Nails

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessica Baker

Mountain guide Jessica Baker shares the training tips she used to prep for her Wrangell-St. Elias expedition.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Build A Quad Anchor

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

It's self equalizing, provides separate clip-in points and you don't have to break it down for your second. Here's how to do it.

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Fat Biking Iceland, Part 3: Exit Strategy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Pat Murrish

Getting the locals' treatment on the trails and in the pubs of Reykjavík.

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The Making Of The Important Places

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard

A Grand Canyon raft trip brings a father, son and a river back together.

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AMGA VIDEO: How To Replace Fixed Anchor Webbing

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

AMGA mountain guide Margaret Wheeler demonstrates how to safely replace webbing on fixed anchors.

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Fat Biking Iceland, Part 2: Smoke On The Horizon

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Pat Murrish

A hurricane hits and the volcano goes live. What do you do? Ride bikes and drink whiskey.

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Want To Shoot Like Patitucci Photo? Start Here

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dan Patitucci

Dan and Janine Patitucci are famous for perfect, striking mountain sports photos. Here are Dan's four tips for better photos.

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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

By Pat Murrish

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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