Out There

Travel Journal: Annapurna Base Camp

Read a firsthand account of our trek to Annapurna Base Camp, where you’ll walk amongst some of the most unforgettable mountains.

Why Annapurna Base Camp? It’s no secret that the Himalayas are the most iconic mountains in the world. The rich history of these mountains has always been a huge pull for me and finally seeing them was like completing a lifelong dream. We chose Annapurna Base Camp as an alternative to Everest because we wanted something a little more off the beaten path. In the end it did not disappoint. Packing Essentials Obviously, you’re going to want a really solid

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Interviews

10 Questions with Base Jumper and Stunt Woman Roberta Mancino

“BASE jumping is the most dangerous because you are jumping close to a wall. If you fly too close to the terrain or next to a cliff you can have turbulence and that can badly affect your flight.”

Italian-born Roberta Mancino might be better know for her skydiving stunts, but she’s also an experienced base jumper. And while she doesn’t like to talk much about it, she was also named one of the sexiest athletes in the world by Men’s Fitness. THE CLYMB: Were you active as a child? Did you like extreme sports/adventures? ROBERTA MANCINO: Yes I was very active and practiced sports all my life. And I loved adventures movies and books. THE CLYMB: Which one

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Videos

Out in the Sierra With Kalen Thorien

Would you leave behind the comforts of everyday life for an extended sojourn in the backcountry of the high Sierra?

What would 270 miles of solo travel do for you? Kalen Thorien, professional skier and adventurer extraordinaire, finds a new kind of confidence while discovering what it feels like to be truly wild and free on a 18-day, self-supported traverse through the Sierra Nevadas. Following her highs and lows from a first-person perspective, Out in the Sierra documents all the emotions that come with the physical exertion and trials and tribulations of life on the trail.

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Tips

The Best Mountain Bike Trails in the American Southwest

Whether you’re looking for downhill, singletrack, or just an excuse to see some awesome scenery, the American Southwest won’t leave you disappointed.

The American Southwest is one of the most adventure-endowed regions in the world, and when it comes to mountain biking, few other places can compare. Whether you’re looking for downhill, singletrack, or just an excuse to see some awesome scenery, the American Southwest won’t leave you disappointed. The Whole Enchilada—Moab, Utah If you happen to find yourself in Moab, you can basically point your mountain bike in any direction and find some amazing rides. Considered one of the best mountain

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How To Sharpen Your Crampons

Life on the sharp end.

Whether you’re a mountaineer who treks across rock, snow, and ice, or a mixed climber who traverses all manner of abrasive terrain—know that every time you use your crampons, you’re dulling their grip. Here’s how to sharpen and maintain them to optimize safety and longevity. First, Dial In Your Work Area When working with any manner of tools and technical gear, it’s worth taking the time to set up a work area that’s safe, comfortable, and well lit. Because sharpening creates metal

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How To Keep Your Tent Clean

We all know that smell, the mildewy stink that gets into your tent when you forgot to clean it out properly the last time you went camping.

You’re planning your next hiking trip, and you are already excited by the thought of getting away from the rat race. You can’t wait to explore a beautiful, scenic location—but as you start to prepare your gear, you realise that your tent is looking pretty grubby. After a few trips your tent will soon be covered with dirt and debris. Some people also notice that their tent is slightly mouldy, especially if they don’t unpack it properly when they get

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