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What’s It Like To Be A Mountain Bike Guide?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kimberly Kerschke

Ever wonder if it’s as awesome as it looks? Yes. Yes, it is.

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Kayaker’s Inspiration Gallery: New Zealand

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Photographer Freya Fennwood traveled to New Zealand this past winter and captured some pretty rad shots.

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Photos: Running The Grand Canyon In John Wesley Powell Style

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith touches river running's roots, floating replica boats for 21 beautiful days from Lee's Ferry.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: We Couldn’t Resist

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Who can resist quoting Dr. Jonathan Hemlock?

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How My Stress Fracture Has Taught Me To Love Bicycling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Andy Dorais

Not ready to be sidelined by injury, Andy Dorais hops on two wheels—and discovers a new world.

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Climber’s Inspiration Gallery: Alpine Routes In The European Alps

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Shots from the Aiguille Dibona and the Glacier Haute Route by PatitucciPhoto

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Climber’s Inspiration Gallery: Italy and Turkey

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Photographers Dan and Janine Patitucci bring you these six photos from their climbing travels in the Mediterranean

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Commitment

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The crimp is right there. All you have to do is trust it.

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Building Paddling Skills In Sweden And Norway

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Helen Wilson

Photos: Helen Wilson teaches courses—and gets wowed—on the Nordic coasts.

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10 Everyday Things That Feel Luxurious After Backpacking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jaeger Shaw

Your concept of luxury will never be the same after an extended backpacking trip.

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How To Win Against Poison Ivy And Poison Oak

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Lucy Morrison

It’s out there. Here are a mountain bike guide’s tips for steering clear.

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Closing The Confidence Gap With Sheldon Kerr

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

5 lessons from guide and ski mountaineer Sheldon Kerr about how to find courage to go big in the mountains.

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Introducing ‘Fun With Catalog Photos’

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Announcing our new lo-fi comic series

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Master The Art Of The Backcountry Tarp

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Geneviève Guertin

How to set up a bomber shelter that'll keep you warm and dry—and your morale high.

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Are you a junk show?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Emilie Drinkwater

How to pack your pack so you look dialed and (maybe) climb harder.

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Video: Becoming Part Of Wilderness, Not Just Surviving In It

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

This beautiful footage of Kevin Callan's journey paddling a replica birchbark canoe will get you thinking.

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Not Feeling As Young As You Used To Feel?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer shares how he keeps his body happy and going strong in the mountains past 30.

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Your Guide To Buying Mountaineering Boots

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Boots can make or break a trip. Here, mountain guide Adam George breaks down what you should look for in your next pair.

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How To Keep Your Shoes Un-Muddy Between Bouldering Problems

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Got Chacos? Then you've got an easy way to keep mud off between sends.

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Ladies, Are You Climbing At Your Edge?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

Pro tips from a women's clinic by Madaleine Sorkin and Tara Eastcott, Psy.D.

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Big Wall Matchmaking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

How I choose partners for big wall projects—and the ups and downs of climbing with other women.

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SUP the North Shore… of Mercer Island, Washington

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Boe Zinter

Outdoor Research employee and SUP superstar Boe Zinter sings the praises of Seattle-area paddleboarding

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Backpacker’s Inspiration: An Enchantments Photo Gallery

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joe Erfle

Nine awesome photos from a trip to the Enchantments

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Insider’s Guide To Climbing Index’s Under-The-Radar Gems

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Blake Herrington

PNW local Blake Herrington spills the beta on Index's rarely climbed, but high-quality, classics.

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31 Tools You Need For A Bike Tour

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Simon Houle

Planning a bike tour? Don't leave home without these mechanic- and guide-recommended tools.

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Jason Dorais Sets Unofficial Fastest Known Time On Mount Hood

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

It was just supposed to be a relaxing trip to the Oregon coast—except he couldn't get Mount Hood off his mind.

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Photo Gallery: Bikepacking The Huayhuash

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joey Schusler

24 incredible shots from Joey Schusler's Huayhuash bikepacking trip in Peru.

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The Climbing Doctor: Having Pelvic Problems?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jared Vagy

Dr. Jared Vagy addresses the potential problems in climbers' unmentionables—and offers solutions.

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5 Less Extreme—But Super Rad—Things To Do In Chamonix

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Emilie Drinkwater

Not Ueli Steck? No Problem. These moderate days of climbing and skiing will still blow your mind.

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Video: The Tiny House Goes Solar

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Zack Giffin and Molly Baker tap the sun for their mini ski home on wheels. Take the tour.

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Runner’s Inspiration: A Trail Gallery

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Eight Breathtaking photos by Dan and Janine Patitucci

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All The Good Ones From Wiki/Glossary_Of_Climbing_Terms

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

We scoured the Wikipedia climbing terms page and pulled out all the craziest definitions.

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A New Dad Balances Parenthood and Adventure

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sean Leslie

The day I found out I was about to become a father, I’d just returned to Seattle from a week-long, 3,000-mile road trip to Moab.

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How To Maximize Two Hours At The Climbing Gym

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hans Florine

Hans Florine packs 27 routes into a typical Tuesday climbing "date."

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Sun Hats from Outdoor Research for UPF Protection

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research sun hats combine high-tech fabrics, clever designs and unique features to provide UPF protection.

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A Day At The Wave—One Of Arizona’s Most Sought-After Views

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Dorais

Jason Dorais scores a coveted permit to visit the striking sandstone formation on the Utah-Arizona border.

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Joey Schusler’s Huayhuash Bikepacking Gear List

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joey Schusler

Check out the gear behind the this year's best adventure mountain bike film.

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Video: Huayhuash

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Three friends chase true MTB adventure, circumnavigating Peru's rugged Huayhuash range.

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10 Mountain Landscapes That Won Our Hearts, And Nearly Our Homepage

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

The 10 best shots of mountains from our Homepage Photo Contest

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Backpacker Magazine reviews the Helium Hybrid Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Backpacker dives into the cutting-edge design of the Helium Hybrid Jacket

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Climbing Magazine reviews the Handbrake Gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

The editors of Climbing call the Handbrake Climbing Gloves "lifetime durable."

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Backpacker Magazine reviews the Helium Bivy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Say Backpacker's editors, "This shelter disappears in your pack...but tent-like upgrades make it way more livable than most."

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Backpacker Magazine reviews the Clairvoyant Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Backpacker Magazine says the women's Clairvoyant, "...is so comfortable, one Alaska tester actually slept in it-by choice."

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Outside Bozeman Magazine reviews the Salida Hoody

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Say the editors, "You'll never have to worry about sudden snow flurries while wearing the Salida Hoody from OR."

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10 Desert Landscapes That Won Our Hearts, And Nearly Our Homepage

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

The 10 best photos of Deserts from our Homepage Photo Contest

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Searching For More Clarity In Your Life? Try Hiking 2,200 Miles.

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sarah Amrhein

Sarah Amrhein reflects on her 2200 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

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Outside Bozeman Magazine reviews the Centrifuge Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outside Bozeman calls the Centrifuge Jacket, "a great all-weather outer layer."

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Outside Bozeman Magazine reviews the Alpine Alibi II Ice Climbing Gloves

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outside Bozeman call the Alpine Alibi II Ice Climbing Gloves, "ready for serious winter action."

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Outside Magazine reviews the Valhalla Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outside calls the Valhalla Backcountry Skiing Jacket "comfortable, stretchy, breathable" and "fully decked out."

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Outside Magazine reviews the Torque Tee

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Outside Magazine calls the "quick-wicking" Torque Tee "Best For: High Output"

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