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What’s In A Heli-Ski Guide’s Pack?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Check out mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer's everyday packing list for backcountry success.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 8 Rock Climbs

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the crag

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Q&A: Climbing With The Guys

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How Sarah Hueniken became one of the world’s strongest mixed climbers—male or female.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Stoke Photos

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite stoke shots

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Hiking Destinations

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the trail

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How Beth Rodden Balances Work, Climbing And Motherhood

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

Sharing the load with friends and going easy on herself has helped Beth Rodden step back into climbing.

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To Buy An Avi Airbag Or Not?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer breaks down the stats—and pros and cons—of avalanche airbags.

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January Photo Contest Honorable Mentions: Top 10 Alpine Objectives

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Our favorite shots from the alpine spectrum

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In A Brutal World, What’s The Point Of Outdoor Sports?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Are we 'making the world a better place' by playing outdoors, or just frittering life away?

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What’s Your Bivy Horoscope?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jason Nelson

How and where you spend the night before the big climb might have a lot to do with your performance.

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Women: 7 Reasons You Should Go Solo

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

You've heard all the reasons not to go it alone. But you'd be missing out on something big.

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A Letter To River Lovers About Ecuador’s New Dam Project

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tom Murphy

Paddler Tom Murphy spreads the word of free rivers—and Jondachi Fest.

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The Hardest Thing To Think About: Losing Friends In The Mountains

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Kalman

Sometimes the best thing might be to turn it down a notch.

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Dive Into the Deep, Cold End Of Product Design With Meghan Martens

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

The only way to make the best gear is to use it yourself. And sometimes that means getting a little cold, wet and maybe scared.

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5 North American Life List Ski Tours

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Evan Stevens

Planning a ski trip? Here are a guide's picks for the most mega North American powder playgrounds.

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Video: Camp Kitchen Etiquette From The Happy Camper

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan shows how to cook and do dishes right on a canoe trip.

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Have You Been Newfin’ized Yet?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bayard Russell

Bayard Russell discovers Newfoundland's deep hospitality—and icy first ascents.

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How To Keep Your Head Above Snow

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Freddy Grossniklaus

Avi safety tips from an IFMGA mountain guide and AIARE levels 1-3 avalanche instructor.

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Ten Great Days Climbing Pico de Orizaba, the Highest Mountain in Mexico

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Ellis Bennett

Outdoor Research Employee Ellis Bennett packs an epic international adventure into a single week away from the office.

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Video: The Shadow Campaign || Sun Dog

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

The windswept landscape of the Andes becomes a backdrop for the pure joy of two mountain souls sharing a day in the wild.

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Early Season Ice Climbing Tips

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bayard Russell

To get back into the swing of things, foget the swing—focus on the kick.

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On Sucking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Dave McAllister

A climber's hilarious eternal cycle of failing and progressing, in three acts.

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

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessica Baker

A baby on board brings a fresh view of J-Tree's special landscape and classic climbing.

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15 Outdoorsy Ways To Tell Him He’s Not The One

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Need to break it off with a ski bum or dirtbag climber? Here are a few choice ways to let him know.

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Is “Light” Really “Right” When It Comes To Avi Rescue Gear?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Would your avalanche gear stand the test that you hope it never has to?

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In Praise Of Bad Ideas

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jeff Bartlett

Sometimes, more pain equals more fun.

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Aberration

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Sean Leslie

A short film exploring friendship, and the confluence of art and adventure

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Designed By Adventure: The Rando Cap and Frostline Hat

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Warm, weather-resistant and highly functional winter hats built for cold and inclement conditons

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Photos: Shredding Revelstoke

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By

Garrett Grove captures Revelstoke's big lines and cozy Tiny House evenings.

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Video: The Pillow Line Of Your Dreams

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Neil Provo

Neil Provo takes advantage of perfect B.C. conditions to hike, and then snowboard, the killer line he'd been eyeing.

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5 Ways To Progress Past Beginning Ice Climbing

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Margo Talbot

If you're falling in love with swinging ice tools, here are a few tips for sending harder, faster.

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5 Reasons You Need To Ski The Pacific Northwest

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tom Murphy

The insider's view of why pow in the Pacific Northwest is the best.

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The To-Die-For Swiss To-Do List

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Dan and Janine Patitucci's insiders' guide to the best mountain adventures in Switzerland.

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Baby Makes Three Dirtbags: A Family Climbing Trip, Part 3 of 4

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jessica Baker

Discovering the perfect sandstone boulders and super tall gym routes of the Southeast.

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How To Ski With Kids

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Stephen Mead

Notes from the first year of skiing with the grom.

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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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