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Two runners hugging

NOT A RUNNER


The stories we tell ourselves can change us, for better or worse. I'm not a runner, I'm not a backpacker, I'm not capable. Maybe this year, we tell ourselves a different story, try something new, and see where this new story takes us.


K2 summit team

HISTORY MADE


After more than three decades of attempts, a team has finally made a winter summit of K2. Historically, Italian, Polish, and Russian climbers have dominated winter 8,000-meter mountain summit attempts; so this team of Nepali and Sherpa climbers is proud of their summit and the statement their success makes.


People eating outside

SWITCH UP


Spending more time outside instead of staring at our screens. Eating a homecooked meal instead of takeout. Little switch-ups in our day can make a big difference in how we feel. Get a kick start on your switch-ups by entering to win this $1500 prize package of outdoor goods and nutritious fuel for your body.


crowded trail

SOCIAL BACKCOUNTRY


This film could be about any beautiful locale with a growing population and growing excitement about outdoor recreation. It's the age-old battle of "keep your spots secret" vs. "come be a part of this amazing place." What's the solution?


two men with bindles

QUICK & DIRTY


Business Profile: "Building adventures, one stick and one bandana at a time."

Strengthen your feet for the trail. They carry your whole body, after all.

Join the 52 Hike Challenge.

The Avalanche Doesn't Care, A Poem


CAMPFIRE CONVERSATION


"I keep receiving items I didn't know I wanted. These are so handy!"

- Deb from Florida, review of Gear Aid Micro-terry Washcloth Kit

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