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Climate Change: Effects on our outdoor livelihood

In Featured, From the world, Hiking, News, Water, Winter by JaneBozsikLeave a Comment

The sun is beating down on all of us excited tourists as we deboard the Alpine train. A beautiful scene greets us; layers of tall pines and alpine flowers line the surrounding mountains. Ahead, a thunderous river grinds through the valley floor on the left, while adjacently an even gravel path gently snakes into the distance. The path leads to …

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What the Outdoor Industry Could Learn About Equality from College Students

In Editorial, Featured, Skiing by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Ask me who my favorite pro outdoor athletes are, and I’ll list 300 skiers right off the bat. Shane McConkey, of course, the legend. Sammy Carlson, have you seen that boy bounce through powder in his To Be edit? Candide Thovex, enough said. Yes, all my idols are skiers because I’m obsessed and winter is coming (hallelujah!), but there’s something …

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What to pack for a pre-orientation trip

In Camping, Climbing, Featured, Gear, Hiking, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Pre-orientation trips are so unique because they give everyone access to cool outdoor activities, without forcing them to go out and buy every single piece of outdoor group gear ever to come into existence. With the expensive main stuff covered, there are a few personal things that pre-orientation leaders should request all members to bring so everyone is prepared for …

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All the gear you’ll need for climbing pre-orientation trips

In Climbing, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by AudreyMorris2 Comments

If your pre-orientation outfit runs climbing trips, there’s a whole other list of gear to stock up on in the rental shop. So, we’re here to make that job a piece of cake, with suggestions for the best shoes, harnesses, helmets, and other technical equipment for every leader, trip, and skill level.   CLIMBING SHOES For: The highly aggressive (climbing …

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The best gear for your pre-orientation trips and rental shop

In Camping, Featured, Gear, Seasonal by AudreyMorrisLeave a Comment

Going back to school is always a little bittersweet. It partially means trading in sunny weather and days on the river for sitting in classes listening to lectures while longingly staring out the window at the bluebird sky. But it also means rainless fall weather, winter’s approach (yay skiing!), Halloween, new classes, new friends, the start of another awesome year …