Alpine & Ice Climbing

Ski bum, pro athlete and hit TV show host—the many lives of Zack Giffin.

How To Take Better Winter Photos

Don't let your Instagram followers down just because everything's white! Use these tips from the Washington Trails Association. [Read More]

Outdoor Research: On The Outdoor Retailer Trade Show And Public Lands

With public lands at risk and the outdoor industry divided about the trade show, what is OR doing? [Read More]

The Thin Ice Handbook: Climbing Techniques

How to move up smoothly and safely when the ice is thin on your climbing route. [Read More]

The Thin Ice Handbook: Understanding The Ice

Its sound, its color, the weather—all these things will help you gauge ice quality on climbing routes. [Read More]

The Thin Ice Handbook: Essential Equipment

How to fine-tune the gear you’ll need to send thin ice and traditional mixed routes. [Read More]

Come To Cody, Wyo., For Ice Climbing—Stay For The Quirk

Rope guns aren't the only kind of guns you'll find out here. [Read More]

A Mountain Man’s Love Letter

Sometimes love shines brightest where you'd least expect it. [Read More]

This Conversation Could Save Your Life

Do you take time to debrief? It could make your next day in the mountains safer. [Read More]