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How to Pack for a Day Hike

We normally have a better idea of what and how to pack in a backpack for a several day journey rather than for a single day. In light of not having to spend the night, most people decide to take very little water, food and maybe some warm clothing.
Tech

Video: Down vs. Synthetic Insulation—Which is Better?

The Pros and Cons of Each Type of Insulation for Outdoor Clothing
Product Reviews

Video: Ventrix Jacket, The North Face. Adjustable heat?

The Ventrix system, by The North Face provides self-regulation of heat depending on whether we are stationary or active.
Product Reviews

The Edelrid OHM: Safety for Climbing Partners with a Big Weight Difference

Edelrid presents a solution to the safety issues of climbing partners with anywhere from a 10 to 40 kg (22 to 88 lb) weight difference.
Product Reviews

New trail-running shoes Norvan VT, by Arc’teryx

The Canadian brand makes a grand entrance in the mountain race world.
Product Reviews

Petzl GriGri +

If you’re a climber of any kind there’s probably no need to introduce Petzl’s GriGri belay system.
Product Reviews

La Sportiva Akyra trail running shoes

La Sportiva’s Akyra shoes are the Italian brand’s latest innovation in mountain racing and trail running for 2017.
Product Reviews

Not sure what type of climbing shoes are right for you?

We explain the three general styles of climbing shoe using three La Sportiva models as examples:
Product Reviews

Video-test: Gore-tex Shakedry

Tired of having to choose between comfort and protection?
Product Reviews

Arctic Grip by Vibram and Crossover AG by Bestard—Magic on Ice

We test the new Arctic Grip sole by Vibram, with a result on ice that far exceeds everything that’s come before.
Product Reviews

Video-test: Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack

A full-suspension backpack that balances your gear and enhances mobility while carrying heavy loads.
News

Rolfe Osstra Climbs Cho Oyu Twice in Under Twenty Four Hours

04 October 2016 - 0
The Australian guide and frequent visitor to the Pyrenees mountains, summited the Tibetan eight-thousander, twice in the same day.
News

Video: Chris Sharma Repeats Joe Mama, 9a+, Oliana

04 October 2016 - 0
Sharma headed back to the route that gave him problems in the Spring
News

Video: Adam Ondra Attempting 9c (5.15d) in Flatanger

03 October 2016 - 0
Watch as Adam Ondra works the inverted crux moves on "Project Hard" in Norway's Flatanger Cave
News

North Face of the Eiger: 2nd redpoint of La Vida es Silbar

02 October 2016 - 0
Swiss climber, Robert Schaeli is second to redpoint La Vida es Silbar, freed in 2003 by Siegrist and Ueli Steck.
News

The Pou Brothers and Neus Colom Free Climb Marejada Fuerza 6, 8a+, 500m

22 September 2016 - 0
After months of hard work they managed to free the A4 route, opened in 1985 by José Manuel de la Fuente and Manolo González on Urriellu peak, in Asturias.
News

Video: Chris Sharma in Aruba

05 September 2016 - 0
Watch as Chris Sharma takes on boulders in Aruba
News

Kilian Jornet Postpones Everest Record Attempt due to Bad Weather

11 August 2016 - 0
The large accumulation of snow on Everest has forced Kilian Jornet to postpone his ascent-descent attempt without oxygen.
News

Siula Grande: First Ascent of East Face Climbed by French Team

11 August 2016 - 0
French Alpinists ascended the unclimbed East Face of Siula Grande in Peru via their new route 'Le bruit des glaçons'
News

Sasha Di Giulian and Felipe Camargo - First Free Ascent of Planeta Dos Macacos (8a+)

11 August 2016 - 0
The North American and Brazilian climbing duo have managed to free Planeta dos Macacos route in Brazil, 650m (8a+).
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