Dec 27, 2012

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Why Climbers 100 Years Ago Are More Badass Than You

Why Climbers 100 Years Ago Are More Badass Than You

After climbing the Grand Teton, I felt like a badass. Later, I learned a little history of the route I climbed: Glenn Exum was a mountain guide in the Teton range who normally led people

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Dec 24, 2012

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Dirtbagging in Yosemite Valley

Dirtbagging in Yosemite Valley

John Muir might have been the first dirtbag in Yosemite. He stuck around the Valley, and the Sierra Nevada, for several decades and even tried his hand at climbing some of its peaks. The jobs

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Dec 13, 2012

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3 Reasons Why GoPros Should GoAway

3 Reasons Why GoPros Should GoAway

There’s a commercial that recently has been playing before movies in theaters. You may have seen it – tanned surfers shredding gnarly waves, mountaineering badasses braving the elements at the tops of the world, kayakers careering

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Dec 12, 2012

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The 11th Essential: Dr. Bronner’s and 6 Reasons Why It’s the Most Amazing Thing Ever

The 11th Essential: Dr. Bronner’s and 6 Reasons Why It’s the Most Amazing Thing Ever

If you’ve never entered the church of Bronner’s, you owe it to yourself to sit down in one of it’s pews and listen to what the good doctor has to say. It’s the soap of the outdoor community. First, it’s all natural, so you can use it outside without worry that you’re harming the environment. Second, it smells great, especially the Peppermint flavor, and only a few drops produce a fearsome amount of lather.

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Dec 6, 2012

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From Dandy to Dirtbag: Climbing Clothing Throughout the Ages

From Dandy to Dirtbag: Climbing Clothing Throughout the Ages

When Jacques Balmat made the first ascent of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the alps, he looked pretty dapper. There he is in the painting below, wearing his breaches, out for a dandy stroll. For a second, I’d like you to

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