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Glacier Hiking Above the Active Katla Volcano in South Iceland

With bright whites, clear blues, and deep black, the colored surfaces of the Solheimajokull glacier create an adventure of gorgeous sites. Trek through a landscape of ice intertwined with volcanic ash for a glacier hike of incredible scenery.

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Why Chris Burkard Is an Off-Width Fanatic

When Alex Honnold tells you the thing you’re doing is a little crazy, it warrants some self-reflection. Cracked Out, from Black Diamond, is that self-reflection from photographer and off-width climbing fanatic Chris Burkard. It documents his attempt to on-sight Twilight Zone, a classic off-width route in Yosemite.

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The Wonderful World of ‘Odd Season’

In celebration of the turbulent (and joyful) transition period known as spring, filmmaker Keenan DesPlanques and adventure-hostel company Loge created the short film Odd Season.

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Nobody Takes Pants as Seriously as Fjällräven

  When it comes to choosing the right outdoor gear for your adventures, chances are pants won’t top your list of critical equipment. Pants are pants are pants, right? Not so, say the Swedes, whose rugged yet comfortable trousers are revered by trekkers, climbers, and outdoorsy folks around the world. At the forefront of tough […]

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THE SEASON IS FINALLY HERE-TIPS ON GETTING STARTED

It’s finally here. The mountain has opened. Now is the time to prep for an epic season. The first thing you’re going to do is try to find all of your gear. Which bag has your gloves in them, how about your goggles and base layers. Is your jacket and pants stashed in your pack […]

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A Week With The American Alpine Institute: Part 1

How many times in your adult life have you said to yourself, “I want to do ___but I don’t know how.” Or “I wish I would have ____ when I was younger so that I could be good at that now.” You’ve probably said that at least a couple times in the past few years […]

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