IMPORTANT: You should always carry an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe when travelling in avalanche terrain and know how to use them. Backcountry travel requires an acceptance of the risks involved (avalanches are not the only danger) and implies a willingness to take responsibility for educating oneself about these dangers and ways to mitigate them. Read more ›
Columbia Sportswear has developed proprietary technologies to set their products apart from their competitors for years. From Omni-Shade, Omni-Freeze, OutDry Extreme to Omni-Heat, they make products to help people withstand whatever mother nature throws at them — including the wet and cold Pacific Northwest weather conditions where they are headquartered. Making its debut this winter, Read more ›
Porter Fox is one of the modern masters of outdoor journalism. An editor for Powder Magazine since 1999, he is also the founder of Nowhere Magazine, and the author of Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, which provides a harrowing account of the tragic Tunnel Creek Avalanche of 2012, and the Read more ›
There are plenty of reasons to have a satellite communicator, but most options have been downright expensive. There were annual plans, activation and suspension fees, auto-renewals and that was on top of the hundreds of dollars spent to purchase the device. So basically, unless you were a guiding outfit, a professional explorer, or a hard-core Read more ›
Any kid who ever watched The Great Escape on a summer afternoon immediately went out and pretended he was Steve McQueen, and that his bike was a stripped down motorcycle. The new Scrambler S ebike from Vintage Electric knowingly pays homage to one of moviedom’s most iconic scenes, and also to one of the coolest Read more ›
What began in 1996 as a one-door backcountry shop wanting to sell online – their first sale was a Pieps avalanche beacon that year – is now one of the top e-commerce brands in the outdoor sporting goods world. And this week the e-comm giant, with five sites under its umbrella, including Backcountry.com, Competitive Cyclist, Read more ›
(Editor’s note: This story by Whit Fosburgh was originally published on the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership homepage, www.trcp.org, on March 6th, and is reprinted here courtesy of the TRCP. You can find out more about this association right here. http://www.trcp.org/mission/) The Department of Commerce released the first-ever official data on outdoor recreation’s outsize impact on Read more ›
Last month, Columbia Sportswear’s Global Brand Director, Scott Trepenier, revealed the official US Freestyle Ski Team moguls uniform during an event at the Calgary Olympic Center, WinSport. Columbia partners with Olympic teams from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. Hannah Kearney, USA’s 2010 Olympic champion moguls skier, gave attendees some insight into the Read more ›
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