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Alex Honnold: The Life Of A Real Rock Star

Learn how Alex Hon­nold does it.

Alex Hon­nold is a rock star worth admir­ing. This video pro­vides an inspi­ra­tional glimpse into how the young climber leads his life, which the pub­lic is grow­ing more and more inter­ested in year after year. His ascen­dency into main­stream cul­ture began with the Larry King inter­view on 60 Min­utes in 2011. At the time, his most recent accom­plish­ment was free climb­ing the sheer face of Sen­tinel in Yosemite National Park. The footage made the nation’s palms sweat, and when con­fronted with

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Tips

6 Tips for Your First Whitewater Rafting Trip

White­wa­ter raft­ing 101: Some things to think about before your first trip

If you like the idea of pad­dling furi­ously at the com­mand of your guide, brac­ing for rapids, and rid­ing wave trains, white­wa­ter raft­ing might be for you.  This exhil­a­rat­ing sum­mer activ­ity is a great way for every­one from adren­a­line junkies to vaca­tion­ing fam­i­lies alike to expe­ri­ence the rush Mother Nature has to offer. But that first trip out on the river can be an intim­i­dat­ing expe­ri­ence.  From choos­ing the right guides to choos­ing the right gear, here are 6 tips for

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Gear Love

180 South Tents – A Clymb Exclusive

Two Clymb employ­ees put 180 South tents to the test at the Deschutes River.

I pitched the Juniper 2 in a juniper grove entirely by acci­dent. Myself, and a buyer at The Clymb, Brett Cas­sidy, were camp­ing at the Deschutes River and we had the good for­tune to give these new 180 South tents that are exclu­sive to The Clymb a trial run. The world-famous salmonfly hatch was on, and a cur­sory glance at the river­bank grass revealed these thumb-sized bugs in abun­dance. I was anx­ious to wet my line, so I jumped out of

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New Balance: Smokin’ Fast Track Shoes

Time to beat the clock.

You run the roads, map your routes, and now you want to take the strength you’ve built and apply it to the track — then here’s the shoe for you. This new rac­ing flat from New Bal­ance is what you need to beat the clock. Its light­weight, low-profile design will make it feel like smoke is fly­ing off your heels. Yet these are not Michael Johnson’s golden shoes. They won’t dis­in­te­grate after a few laps. They find the bal­ance between

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Interviews

Interview with Place Hacker Bradley Garrett

“Place hack­ing” gave birth to an urban, anti-authoritarian sub­cul­ture of explor­ers. Here’s our con­ver­sa­tion with one of them.

In his recre­ational tres­pass­ing exploits, Bradley Gar­rett has explored derelict insane asy­lums, for­got­ten under­ground rail lines, and museum base­ments that haven’t been touched in decades. He’s scaled the 76 floors of Europe’s for­mer tallest build­ing, The Shard, and kept going, reach­ing the sum­mit of a builder’s crane so high that, as he told Forbes, every­thing below “looked like con­verg­ing river systems—a giant urban cir­cuit board.” He did it all in the name of “place hack­ing,” an activ­ity under­taken by an urban,

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Out There

Don’t Forget to Look Up: A Guide to Hiking in New England

Forgo light­houses for these great hikes in the birth­place of America.

Hik­ing on the East Coast means spend­ing a lot of time with your head down, but it’s not for a lack of things to look at. The rocky trails can be dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate, but if you keep your head up there’s a whole lot to see. New Eng­land is home to one of the most remark­able sec­tions of the Appalachian Trail, as well as Vermont’s Long Trail and the beau­ti­ful White Moun­tains of New Hamp­shire. New Eng­land trails are notorious

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