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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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Graham Zimmerman’s Gear For A Piolet d’Or-Nominated Climb

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Graham Zimmerman

Here's the gear that made the grade for a first ascent in the Alaska Range.

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10 Tips For Rainy Backpacking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jaeger Shaw

Don't hit the trail without considering these tips from a Pacific Northwesterner.

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VIDEO: How To Reglue Your Climbing Skins

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Peter Wadsworth

Have your skins lost that loving feeling? Here's how to freshen them up with new glue.

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#ORInsightLab Review: Women’s Trailbreaker Pants

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ann Driggers

Ann Driggers reviews the Women's Trailbreaker Pants for backcountry use.

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VIDEO: An “Extreme” (150-Foot) First Descent

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Peter Wadsworth

When opportunity knocks, you've got to take it.

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What Does An Alpinist Eat?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Graham Zimmerman

Graham Zimmerman breaks down the foods that fuel him when he's going big in the mountains.

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6 Reasons You Should Stick To Working Out Indoors

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Um, it's cold out there. Among other things.

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OR Technical Apparel Product Manager Jason Duncan earns OIA Sustainability Working Group award

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Duncan is being recognized for his efforts to integrate group’s work into education and training opportunities.

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Climbing With Kids: Beth Rodden Gets Back On The Rock In Yosemite

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Sometimes moving upward on rock with friends is the most nourishing thing you can do.

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Video: Camp Vibes Are High When You’re Hot Tenting

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

Happy Camper Kevin Callan goes out for an old-school hot tent trip in the Kawartha Highlands.

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What It’s Like To Free Freerider In A Day—Almost

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

When darkness and exhaustion weigh heavily, you start to rethink your priorities.

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Brotherhood, Searching And Loss In The Chinese Karakoram.

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jesse Mease

What it's like to cope with leaving a brother behind in the mountains.

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4 Tools You Need For Cleaning Overgrown Climbing Routes

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Blake Herrington

How to reclaim climbing routes from the ever-encroaching grip of the forest.

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Want to try ice climbing? 4 Tips for getting started.

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Alexa Siegel

Put your sport climbing skills to work all through the winter, on frozen waterfalls.

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Sail2Surf - A Sailing and Kayaking Odyssey

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A team of kayakers boards a 34-foot trimaran on an expedition focused on kayak surfing, adventure and minimal-impact exploration

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Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition receives $1.5 million for women’s leadership

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Deanne Buck

Outdoor Research commits to making gender diversity a priority in the outdoor industry

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Photos: Winter In The Wasatch Is Delicious

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

Jason and Andy Dorais ski the best of their backyard.

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