Posted: May 12, 2023We chatted with legendary climber and Outdoor Research Ambassador, Beth Rodden as she shared her experience of being a mom and professional climber.
Posted: March 07, 2023Outdoor Research’s women ambassadors do so much more than guide the design of our outerwear and apparel. They provide mentorship to aspiring climbers and skiers, donate time to their communities, and inspire all of us at Outdoor Research to push beyond the status quo in our own lives.
Posted: April 01, 2022
How one cold night at 9,000 feet taught Outdoor Research Climbing Ambassador Megan Banker that she wanted to help foster belonging in the outdoors.
*Trigger warning for negative self-image talk*
“Just leave me here. I’ll take a nap. I’m so tired; I feel like I can’t breathe,” I said as I
Posted: May 10, 2021
Sunglasses, hood and helmet sheltered Monserrat Alvarez Matehuala from the cold sun above 17,000 feet—but underneath all that, lots was happening. On top of Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s third highest peak, emotions were strong.
The Archangel Breakthrough: Stretch Alpine Climbing Clothes With No Compromise In Weather ProtectionPosted: January 06, 2021Categories: Alpine Ice Climbing, Ambassadors
Piolet d’Or-winning alpinist Graham Zimmerman collaborated on the new Outdoor Research alpine climbing kit that just might “save your bacon” in bad weather. Introducing the newest addition to our high alpine climbing collection, for moving quickly and efficiently—even through the most difficult moves—no matter the storms that come your way.
Posted: November 18, 2020Categories: Skiing and Snowboarding, Ambassadors
Posted: October 16, 2020
There’s a photo of Quinn Mason when she was 9 years old, placing fourth at Youth Nationals, qualifying for the national team. It marks the moment she realized how much she really did care about competition and winning in climbing. Today that photo also symbolizes something else she’s grateful for—and proud of: “Out of all 10 finalists, I think I’m the only one still competing at a high level,” she says, now halfway through high school.
She’s a five-time Youth National Climbing Team member and qualified for the 2020 world cups as an adult. But more than wins or sends, Quinn seems to be focused on the longevity aspect of her climbing life. “I’ve had ups and downs, and to have stuck with it to be where I am now—that is my proudest accomplishment.”
We caught up with Quinn—one of the
Posted: August 11, 2020Graham and his team honored for ascent of Link Sar in the Karakoram.Read more »
Graham Zimmerman, Steve Swenson, Chris Wright and Mark Richey Make First Ascent of Link Sar (7041m) in Central Pakistani KarakoramPosted: August 19, 2019The team snatches the coveted FA via the Southeast Face (M6+ WI4 90°, 2300m).Read more »
Posted: January 09, 2019
Hometown: Fayetteville, West Virginia
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, Metolius, Julbo, Big Agnes
Current Transportation: Dodge Promaster and a DR 650
Favorite Places: Desert Southwest; New River Gorge; Anywhere in the alpine with big granite walls
Core Activities: Rock Climbing, Alpine Climbing
My Jam is: Orion by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Non-core Activities: Photography, Rafting, Woodwork
I Eat Lots of: Eggs and broccoli
Fun Fact: I like sewing
The biggest thing in the empty desert outside Farmington, N.M., where Pat Goodman grew up, was the rugged form of Ship Rock. “Everybody within a hundred miles can see the Ship Rock, which is really the ancient remains of a volcano that towers above the barren New Mexican landscape,” Pat remembers. By the age of 14, Pat knew he wanted to climb it. “Its crumbling fluted walls are shrouded with Navajoland mystique. It was only natural for us to want to want to do it.”
After a studying in Colorado, Goodman
Posted: November 14, 2018The Christmas Tree might be one of the most beautiful ice climbs in the world—but it's also remote and volatile. Sarah Hueniken made the trek, and knew she was committed.Read more »
Posted: October 20, 2018Whether it's assessing snowpack with a guide client or playing with her daughter, Jessica aims to be all there.Read more »