The Pedra do Telégrafo Pics Each year thousands flock to one of Rio de Janeiro’s favorite spots to take a death defying, instagram worthy pic. These Pedra do Telégrafo pics are taking instagram by storm. People can be seen doing everything from hanging upside down by their feet to partnered acrobatics, all while 10,000 feet […]Read more "The Pedra do Telégrafo “Daring” Cliff Pics"
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"
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."
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"
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"
Part I Words by Alison Criscitiello In 2010, I set out with my dearest expedition pals, Kate Harris and Rebecca Haspel, to become the first all-female team to summit Lingsarmo/Pinnacle Peak – a 6955m peak in the heart of the Indian Himalaya. By the time we were descending from the precipitous summit, we were already […]Read more "Bikepacking the Arctic: 3 weeks of -30s from Dawson to Tuktoyaktuk"
Summertime, when our attention finally turns to barbecues, ball games…and bivies. Yes—those lightweight sleep-overs, with pared down packs and long routes ahead. Lightweight need not mean poor sleep, though, and with a little planning, you can get some good shut-eye the next time you sleep under the stars. Hear from Boulder-based Vetta Mountain Guides co-owner […]Read more "Summer Bivies: How to Eek Out Some Z’s"