Monthly Archives: June 2011

GoPro Captures The Ouch!

We all know that GoPro helmet cams can be a lot of fun, and have provided endless hours of entertaining video over the past couple of years, but this video puts it all into a new perspective. It captures two … Continue reading

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Alan Arnette On Denali

While I’ve posted a few times on the start of the climbing season in the Karakoram, I have barely mentioned the attempts on Denali so far this year. As many of you know, the 6196 meter (20,327 foot) mountain, located … Continue reading

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U.S. National Parks Face Major Threats To Their Future

This story was the topic of my daily post at Gadling.com today, but it is an important one, so I wanted to share it here as well. Yesterday, the National Parks Conservation Association released a report that examines the biggest … Continue reading

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Karakoram 2011: Big Walls Conquered, Summit Bids Stymied

Yesterday I mentioned that news out of the Karakoram has been a bit slow so far this year, but that teams were arriving in Base Camps and that things would pick-up soon. Turns out that was a prophetic, if obvious, … Continue reading

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Big City Mountaineers Adds Fiske, Viesturs To Board

Big City Mountaineers, that fantastic non-profit that seeks to inspire urban youth through wilderness experiences, has added a couple of big names to its board of directors. It was announced yesterday that Neil Fiske, CEO of Eddie Bauer, and mountaineer … Continue reading

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Kilian Jornet Wins Western States 100

As mentioned last week, the Western States 100 was held this past weekend in California, where the world’s top long distance trail runners gathered to test themselves on the 100 mile long course between Squaw Valley and Auburn. This year, … Continue reading

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Non-Profit Warm Current Seeks To Inspire Youth Through Surfing

A non-profit organization known as Warm Current has kicked off a unique fund raising program today that will allow them to continue, and expand, their mission of inspiring youth and underserved communities through surfing. Starting today and running through July … Continue reading

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Gear Box: Brooks-Range Alpini 30 Sleeping Bag

One of the keys to a good camping trip is, without a doubt, a quality sleeping bag. You can put up with inclement weather, going days without a hot shower, and endure mediocre camp food, but when it comes time … Continue reading

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BBC Video On Uncontacted Tribes

Yesterday I posted a story about another uncontacted tribe being discovered in a remote region of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. In that post, I mentioned that there are a number of such tribes in the Amazon, and that the … Continue reading

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Gear Box: Eureka Apex 2XT Tent

Living in Texas, where we’ve already had more than a dozen days of triple-digit heat y this year, we’re always looking for gear that performs well in warmer temperatures. After all, it isn’t much fun to be uncomfortable in extremely … Continue reading

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