Colorado Top Scenic Byways Turn 25

24 Jul 14
Colorado Top Scenic Byways Turn 25
As you may know, Colorado is home to 25 Scenic and Historic Byways — 11 of which are also America’s Byways — celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

Almost Ablaze is Almost Here

23 Jul 14
Almost Ablaze is Almost Here
Almost Ablaze, the latest film by Teton Gravity Research, is setting out to do some big things this September. If this taste doesn’t make you pine for fresh powder, we don’t know what will. Check it out: You can learn more about Almost Ablaze and the people behind it here.

Big Agnes: Outfitting Dirtbags Everywhere

Big Agnes: Outfitting Dirtbags Everywhere
Commit to changing your outlook this year. Spend another night out in the backcountry. Dare yourself to wait another day to take a shower at the campground and head for the lake instead. Disregard your own foul odor on your next backpacking trip and walk barefoot through the mud.

Hayden Kennedy May Be the Best Young Climber on the Planet

22 Jul 14
Hayden Kennedy May Be the Best Young Climber on the Planet
May 2008: 17-year-old Hayden Kennedy, Jonas Waterman, and I were a few pitches up El Cap’s El Niño (VI 5.13 b/c A0), a notoriously runout, nearly-free route on El Cap’s steep southeast face. The wall looked absolutely huge from our belay stance a few hundred feet off the ground. Hayden stepped off the anchor and […]

Polar Explorer Eric Larsen and His Record-Setting Sprint to the North Pole

21 Jul 14
Polar Explorer Eric Larsen and His Record-Setting Sprint to the North Pole
Larsen, who in 2010 was the first person in history to successfully complete expeditions to the South Pole, North Pole and the summit of Mount Everest in a continuous 365-day period, described it as “one of the most difficult expeditions” he has undertaken.

Elevation Outdoors’ Spectator’s Guide to the USA Pro Challenge

20 Jul 14
Elevation Outdoors' Spectator's Guide to the USA Pro Challenge
If you are really serious about being a part of the scene, consider one of the race’s hospitality packages. They range from spots at each start to luxe lodgings along the way to opportunities to race the course along with coaches and mechanics.

Falcon Guide’s AMGA Single Pitch Manual

18 Jul 14
Falcon Guide's AMGA Single Pitch Manual
The 256-page book builds upon the older AMGA course handbooks (which were distributed only to SPI students during their courses) and presents it to anyone interested, in a clearly written format with complementary color photos. Basic gear choices and use, rope-work, protection placement, and more complicated anchor rigging are all covered in clear, concise detail.
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