From bomber jugs and ideal pockets to amazing overhangs and tufas on perfect limestone – climbing in Cuba is well worth the trip. Brooks-Range ambassador Drew Smith made the short journey south to get in some sun and sends before starting work on Yosemite’s Search and Rescue team. We caught up with Drew to learn more about his climbing […]Read more "Behind the Lens: A Cuban Climbing Excursion"
Many diehards continue to deny the changing of season and find their worth in the glory of skiing as many peaks as possible before all the snow melts. Good for them. Many others, however, are looking forward to the upcoming spring sunshine, and the changeup that goes with it: road trips and the pilgrimage to […]Read more "Inspired Camping and the Nuance of Simplicity"
Any skier worth his or her salt knows that just because chairlifts close doesn’t mean it’s a wrap for the ski season. Far from it. Sure, the dilettantes make their way to the desert for crack climbing and mountain biking, but some of skiing’s greatest treasures can be found closer to the spring equinox than […]Read more "Skiing Doesn’t Have to End with Winter"
Responsibility in the backcountry takes many forms. Having the right tools when misadventure strikes can be the difference between a manageable task and a nightmare. Anyone who has ever gotten injured or broken a piece of equipment knows that being even a mile away from the trailhead can be a disaster to get out safely. As […]Read more "Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Explore Backcountry Rescue"
For the last 10 years, Miranda Oakley’s endless enthusiasm for rock climbing has taken her all over the world. Just last year she completed a 27-hour solo ascent of El Capitan, put up an FA in northern Patagonia (5.12c) and completed an onsight free ascent of The Rainbow Wall in Red Rocks (5.12a). So when […]Read more "Cragging through Colombia with a Yosemite Crusher"
We’ve come a long way since the hardman days of hemp ropes, homemade portaledges and hobnails. Yes, the hardmen and women still exist, but let’s be honest, we’ve moved past the self-imposed austerity of eating cat food with a piton. No matter. The thrill of self-discovery in the mountains is as true today as it […]Read more "The New Drift 20: A Roomier All-Round Sleeping Bag"
Cover Photo: Adrain-Mathieu Morin If you were a hardcore snowboarder in the 90s it’s likely you were charging the park and pipe with distant dreams of taking your passion to the X Games. If you were Eric Layton in the 90s, you would split your own board, head to the backcountry and never look back. It’s […]Read more "Breaking Trail in the Backcountry: A Q&A with Splitboard Guide Eric Layton"