Out There

7 American Adventures You Can Brag to Your Friends About

While bragging isn’t the main reason you get outside and push yourself, you can’t deny it feels pretty good reveling in your accomplishments

While bragging isn’t the main reason you get outside and push yourself, you can’t deny it feels pretty good reveling in your accomplishments to close friends and family (or anyone that will listen). All across the country, the natural landscape configures some perfect physical challenges that could leave you bruised, bushwhacked and possibly regretting once boastful intentions. Hiking: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, Grand Canyon National Park Going from Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) involves just over 40 miles of trekking, with significant

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Interviews

An Interview with Derek Fitzgerald: Ironman Competitor and Heart Transplant Survivor

After overcoming Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, heart failure, and a heart transplant, Derek decided to enter the world of endurance sports.

After overcoming Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, heart failure, and a heart transplant, Derek decided to enter the world of endurance sports. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that before he got sick, Derek wasn’t even active and was overweight. Since his life-saving transplant in 2011, Derek has completed over 80 endurance events, including multiple Ironman races. THE CLYMB: How active was your lifestyle when you were diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? Derek Fitzgerald: I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when I was

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Videos

Kayaker Sends Waterfall on Inflatable Lobster

Watch as Red Bull athlete Rafa Ortiz trades his kayak for an inflatable lobster and then sends a 70 foot waterfall, as if sending it in a kayak isn’t enough.

Watch as Red Bull athlete Rafa Ortiz trades his kayak for an inflatable lobster and then sends a 70 foot waterfall as if it was super casual. Most people would probably consider sending a waterfall in a kayak to be enough, for Ortiz it’s just another day in the office.  

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Tips

The Best Places to See the Aurora Borealis in North America

Commonly referred to as the northern lights, these displays of light can only be seen from under the auroral zone, which stretches as far north in North America as you can go.

Caused by colliding elements in Earth’s upper atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis is a celestial splattering of light and color that will leave you speechless. Commonly referred to as the northern lights, these displays of light can only be seen from under the auroral zone, which stretches as far north in North America as you can go, and includes the upper-most states in the continental U.S. To see the northern lights yourself, you’ll need northern latitude, a clear sky, and limited

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

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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How To Clean Your Sleeping Bag

Let’s face it, that dirty old sleeping bag of yours, it could probably use a cleaning.

If you do long hikes regularly it is very likely that your sleeping bag is ready for a good cleaning. Most sleeping bags come with some washing instructions, but these are often brief and it can be confusing. If you want to make sure that your sleeping bag is thoroughly cleaned for future hiking trips, here are a few tips to help you clean a sleeping bag. How To Hand Wash Your Sleeping Bag Some sleeping bags need to be hand

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