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10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Mountaineer

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So you want to be a mountaineer. I bet you’ve seen amazing pictures of epic ascents of Himalayan peaks. You’ve probably watched a reality show or two starring a survival expert. Maybe you’ve even gone on some pretty sweet hikes yourself. But do you really know what it’s like to be a mountaineer? Here’s 10 things you need to know before you commit to the lifestyle. 1. The weather will not always be perfect. In your heart you already know this, but since most of the pictures and videos we…read more

A vignette on the climbing life – “It’s good to see you”

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As I walked down the street of a small mountain town, a friend came into view. Smiles appeared on both of our faces as we got closer to each other. We hugged, and she said, “It’s good to see you.” I remember this day vividly because we had lost yet another mutual climber friend just months before, and it was hard not to be drawn back into that moment when seeing her. I replied, “It’s good to see you, too.” And she replied back, “No, I mean it, it really…read more

Leading in Zion: Thoughts on Women in Climbing

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I don’t know what it is about Zion that’s so captivating to me. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being on another planet, or the long wall routes of endless sandstone that tower over you, inviting curious climbers to test their ability. Perhaps it’s the local vibe, from the Springdale Candy Company owners (a lovely couple from the midwest) to the adorable tchotchke shops with trinkets for all. Either way, Zion is made of some kind of magic and a place where magic happens. I’d visited a handful of times, but had never…read more

Choosing the Right Deuter Kid Comfort Carrier

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When you purchase a Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, you’re not only investing in high-quality equipment, you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. Deuter’s Kid Comfort 1, 2, and 3 carriers offer quality and comfort at every price range. Each pack works for a multitude of activities and promises an impeccable fit. That’s because we build our kid carriers on the same chassis that we use for our all our packs. Selecting the best carrier for your family is a personal choice. Check out the following matrix to compare…read more

Holding Boulders in the Sierra Mountain Range

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Bishop, California is a unique little town at the base of the Sierra Mountain Range. It’s a gateway to the John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, numerous climbing areas and some spectacular skiing in Mammoth. When you’re ready for a rest day, the hot springs in the area are a good place to land. The springs are remotely nestled in a valley beneath the mountains and at night the dark desert sky offers some of the best star gazing you’ll ever experience. People come from all over the world to…read more

All About The Climbing: Everything Old Is New Again

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Deuter. Awesome hiking packs. The best kid carriers on the market. Sweet biking and ski packs. But some time ago — 1934 to be exact — Deuter first made its mark in the big mountain climbing world when it supplied the backpacks for the German Himalayan Expedition to Nanga Parbat. In 1953, Deuter was there when Austrian mountaineer Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of the 26,600-foot (8,126 meters) Nanga Parbet.  “Sooner or later, everything old is new again.” – Stephen King, The Colorado Kid At the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show…read more

Red River Trad Climb, Under The Stars

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This night was going to be a night of firsts for me — I was about to do my first night climb, follow on my first trad route, and do my first multi-pitch climb all at once. It is 10 p.m. in the Red River Gorge, and I find myself driving down a small winding road in the pitch dark with new climbers I just had the pleasure of meeting a few days prior. My stomach is in knots, and I feel butterflies all over my body. We are getting…read more

Offwidth Education: Climbing in The Voo

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As my girlfriend Jacey and I dodge another semi and crest a rise on northbound I-80, we can see our climbing destination. Among the vast rolling grasslands of Wyoming, just across the border from Colorado, lies Vedauwoo. The Voo, as it is frequently called, is known for its precariously perched outcroppings of sharp crystalline granite. Among climbers, The Voo is considered an offwidth meca of sorts. The aggressive texture of the rock and oddly spaced cracks create the perfect testing ground for the vertically inclined. On this particular weekend we’re…read more

Happiness Is Free

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I’ve seen a lot of sunrises in my lifetime so far, and each one was a beauty. This one in particular was different. Perhaps it was because it was a solstice day, or because I hadn’t climbed High E in quite a while, or that we are now leaving the summer season and winter is a couple short months around the corner. My partner and I rallied and awoke at 3:30 a.m. to climb the first pitch of High Exposure in the Gunks by headlamp. We arrived at the GT ledge just…read more

Hiking With Children: Why Not All Kid Carrier Backpacks Are Equal

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Before having children, my wife and I spent a lot of time hiking, backpacking, climbing and mountaineering. With the arrival of our first child, we knew that it would be more of a challenge to continue to do some of these activities. A good quality child carrier has been the key for us to have outdoor adventures as a family. With a background in outdoor retail, where I had sold hundreds of kid carriers, and outdoor recreation, where I had worked as an outdoor trip leader and climbing guide, I…read more