Out There

#KnotOnMyPlanet: A Campaign to Save The Elephants

The Clymb is proud to part­ner with our friends over at the ECF to help share their mes­sage with the out­door com­mu­nity. #KnotOnMyPlanet

Over 30,000 ele­phants are killed every year for their ivory – that is one ele­phant every 15 min­utes. The Ele­phant Cri­sis Fund has one goal – to end the ivory cri­sis. The Clymb is proud to part­ner with our friends over at the ECF to help share their mes­sage with the out­door com­mu­nity. Addi­tion­ally, Sep­tem­ber 9th, The Clymb will be donat­ing 10% of all pro­ceeds from mer­chan­dise sales and Tan­za­nia Safari Trip pur­chases to the Ele­phant Cri­sis Fund. If you would like



Climbing for a Cause: Summiting Mt. Rainier for the Himalayan Outreach Project

This sum­mer Clymb Adven­tures own Laura Ather­ton sum­mited Mt. Rainier to raise funds and aware­ness for the Himalayan Out­reach Project.

This sum­mer Clymb Adven­tures own Laura Ather­ton sum­mited Mt. Rainier. Tow­er­ing in at 14,411 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is the 5th high­est peak in the lower 48 states. As a bucket-list achieve­ment for many aspir­ing moun­taineers, Rainier’s sum­mit had long been in Laura’s sights. The once dis­tant goal became a real­ity when Laura found out about NW Alpine Guides sum­mit climb fundraiser ben­e­fit­ing the Himalayan Out­reach Project. I recently sat down with Laura to chat more about the expe­ri­ence. How did you



The Miracle Of Our National Parks

Walt Whit­man splashes cold water across your senses.

Walt Whit­man first pub­lished the poem, Mir­a­cles, in July of 1855. This is before the Civil War, before west­ward expan­sion, and before the Amer­i­can con­gress estab­lished a National Park sys­tem; yet, Whitman’s words from another cen­tury ring as true today as they did back then. O.A.R.S. has teamed with Spo­ken­Verse to cre­ate this dra­matic read­ing of Whitman’s incred­i­ble poem to cel­e­brate National Park Week. Read over scenes from some of our most famous national parks like Yel­low­stone, the Tetons, and the



A Guide to Efficient Uphill Running

Run­ning uphill is one of the hard­est com­po­nents of run­ning to mas­ter for even the most sea­soned professionals

Run­ning uphill is one of the hard­est com­po­nents of run­ning to mas­ter for even the most sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als, but there are a few tricks that’ll help you con­quer that moun­tain a lit­tle faster. If you’re going to be com­pet­i­tive, reg­u­lar prac­tice won’t amount to much with­out proper form, pac­ing, and breath­ing. Lean Into It A lot of run­ners make the mis­take of bend­ing at the waist when they try to run uphill. You do need to lean into the hill, but


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Gear Love

The Outdoors and Sustainability: How to Buy Green Gear

Pur­chas­ing respon­si­bly, leav­ing less of an envi­ron­men­tal foot­print, and pro­mot­ing sus­tain­abil­ity are all hard things to do in today’s out­door indus­try, here’s how you can help.

For out­door lovers, pur­chas­ing gear can be a tricky and even eth­i­cal dilemma. You want it, you might even need it, but you’re also aware enough to know that all gear comes with an envi­ron­men­tal price tag. So how can you pur­chase respon­si­bly, leave less of an envi­ron­men­tal foot­print, pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity, and still get the qual­ity items you need? Read on to explore your options. Items Made from Recy­cled Mate­ri­als More and more out­door brands are using every­thing from plas­tic water-bottles to


Altra Product Testimonial: The Ultimate PCT Shoe

The PCT is no easy under­tak­ing and often times the biggest prob­lems peo­ple face on the trail revolve around footwear, friend of the Clymb, Dean P. gives some insight into how his Altras helped him on his way.

“The Pacific Crest Trail is not a triv­ial under­tak­ing. Walk­ing 2650 miles at 20+ miles per day for 148 days takes a toll on your body, espe­cially when your body is 64 years old. When I set out on the PCT, I knew it would be tough, but I learned quickly that the first thing that will take most peo­ple off the trail early is feet prob­lems. I started my hike in a pair of softer trail shoes think­ing the extra cush­ion would give


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