There are some that love the rush of careening down a fresh slope, wind blowing against their face, feeling frigid and yet possibly the most free they’ve ever been. ‘The scene would be perfect’, you might say, ‘if not for immense crowding and having to wait in line at the lift’. Enter Ski Touring.Read more "The Rise of Ski Touring – Backcountry Skiing’s Close Relative"
When Benton MacKaye proposed his idea for the Appalachian Trail in 1921, he was inspired by the formation of Vermont’s Long Trail. What the Appalachian Trail would become, however, is far more impressive.Read more "The Appalachian Trail – One of America’s Most Popular Hikes"
Women Explorers: Brooks-Range Photo Contest In celebration of Women’s History Month we would like to recognize women explorers who inspire us! This month we will be choosing two winners to receive a $100 gift certificate for the best photograph. Please include a comment or two on the story behind the photo and what inspired you to […]Read more "Women Explorers: Brooks-Range Photo Contest"
How to Set Up an Emergency Shelter In cases of injury, inclement weather or unexpected snow storm, preparedness is key. Eric Whewell, AMGA/IFMGA licensed mountain guide, shows us how to set up an emergency shelter. The Brooks Range Ultralite Guide Tarp is utilized to show that the right shelter tarp can be lightweight, fit easily […]Read more "How to Set Up an Emergency Shelter – Brooks Range Mountaineering"
When in need of an efficient, light weight sleeping bag we typically google “best rated sleeping bag”. We’re soon confronted with a long list of bags that basically all look the same. Once we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 sleeping bags, it can be hard to distinguish which one will truly fill our […]Read more "What’s the Best Rated Sleeping Bag? Check out the Brooks Range Drift -10."
February 2018 Brooks-Range Photo Contest This is a great month to follow Brooks-Range on social media! You’ll have the opportunity to see what other outdoor enthusiasts are up to. We invite everyone to post some of their favorite outdoor pictures. Every Friday in the month of February we will be selecting a new winner from […]Read more "February 2018 Brooks-Range Photo Contest"
Charlie explains how he came to write his latest guide book: Bishop BoulderingRead more "Charlie Barrett: Writing the Guide to Bishop Bouldering"
“The client must never see the guide eat, drink, or change his clothing,” declared the Swiss-German mountain guide. Compact, steely-eyed, utterly convinced of every word spoken from his mouth, this gentleman issued declarations in steady stream, for any intimidated wanna-be to record. And I, being an intimidated wanna-be, listened to every word, but how was […]Read more "The Alpha Softshell: A Guide’s Take"
Words by Brooks-Range Ambassador Miranda Oakley. January 2017 I set out to have an adventure in the Middle East. I hoped to come back with a story that people wanted to hear. A story that inspired people to use climbing to connect people despite their differences. Like most climbers, I struggle to confront reality. I […]Read more "Climbing in Conflict: A Journey Through the Middle East"
This is the second installment of Alison Criscitiello’s story of an Arctic bicycling adventure from Dawson in the Yukon northward to the Arctic Ocean. On the last day of March, we cycled through the coldest section yet, over the frozen Peel River and into McPherson. But as luck would have it, we were just […]Read more "Bikepacking the Arctic: Cruel Headwinds to Broken Bike Rims"