Archives for January, 2012

Patagonia’s Cerro Torre Gets the Chop: Maestri Unbolted (Photos)

On January 16, 2012, mountaineering history was made. The actors in the drama were two of the best young alpinists alive—a 21-year-old Coloradan, Hayden Kennedy, and a 24-year-old from British Columbia, Jason Kruk. Their deed took place on a savagely steep needle of granite and rime ice in southern Patagonia called Cerro Torre. Kennedy and…

Gear Crush: Ladies, Here’s Your Splitboard – Solution, Jones Snowboards

"From day one, the women have been screaming and yelling, 'Where’s our stuff?' And we’ve taken notice," said Jeremy Jones, who we recently interviewed about his snowsports alliance Protect Our Winters (POW) (follow POW on Facebook for informing and entertaining posts). "It’s really common to see a lot of women in the backcountry freeriding," he noted. "Women…

Ski Touring the Tetons (Photos): Hiking Up, Shredding Down Teewinot, the Grand, Cloudveil Dome

It was a slow start to winter for resorts in the U.S. In order to find snow in the early season, for many passionate skiers, it meant getting creative. Based out of the Wasatch this season, due to drier conditions, I decided to drive north for four to Jackson, Wyoming, to poke around the Tetons…

What’s Your Adventure Personality Type? Artisan, Rational, Guardian, or Idealist?

By Steve Graepel; Photographs from top courtesy Steve Graepel, Andrew Skurka, Rebecca Rusch, Michael Tobin The zodiac, your horoscope, tea leaves…people have been trying to make sense of human attributes since the dawn of dirt. Corporations pay big money to navigate these muddied waters and will train employees to better understand personality types to harness…

Outdoor Advice + Tips: With Liberty and Adventure for All . . .

By Contributing Writer Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Faculty member and Diversity & Inclusion Manager at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) As I head to the 2012 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, where NOLS is receiving an Outdoor Inspiration Award for inspiring youth everywhere to pursue an education through a NOLS adventure, I am…

Skiing Video: Trust in the Guardian – Salomon Freeski TV – “Selkirks Touring”

By Kim Havell When you are skiing powder in Canada’s Selkirk mountain range, Research and Development is a very good job. Companies often want to see how their prototype product works in the field, so somebody’s got to do it. In the sports realm, team athletes are often called upon to use and critique their…

Video: John “Verm” Sherman’s Tips From the Updated Better Bouldering Book

John “Verm” Sherman invented the V grades in rock climbing, mastered 20,000 bouldering problems over 37 years, and wrote the book on bouldering. Here he talks about the updated Better Bouldering, now in its second editions. And if you are going to Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City this weekend, he will even sign a…

Videos: Stuff Outdoors People Say, Bro – Which is Your Favorite?

We gotta give these guys points for creativity and keep a straight face—all in good fun and great for a laugh. Which is your favorite? It's a tie between the skiing and climbing for us. Skiing Climbing Shit Climbers Say from Louder Than 11 on Vimeo. Kayaking Snowboarding

Your Adventure Civic Duty: Vote for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year (Last Call)

We are down to just a few days left to vote once a day for your favorite Adventurer of the Year. On January 18 at midnight, we will have a new People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. We'd be thrilled if any of the twelve nominees won. So far the race has been tight! It's…

Extreme Photo of the Week: Ice Climber Chad Peele on First Ascents in Norway’s Fjord Country

Photograph by Celin Serbo, see more in our Extreme Photo of the WeekAdventure: Where were you climbing in Norway? Chad Peele: This shot was in a valley outside of Eidfjord. A: Norway is pretty sweet for ice climbing (or so we hear from Will Gadd who put this area on our Adventure Bucket List). Would…