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Bears Ears: The Outdoor Industry and Public Lands

This newly founded National Monument has recently become a point of contention in the outdoor industry, with representatives in Utah trying to get the monument rescinded.

On February 7th, 2017, Patagonia, one of the world’s most revered outdoor apparel brands, sent shockwaves across the outdoor industry, when they announced they were dropping out of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, which brings in an estimated $45 million in direct spending to the state of Utah. Just four days earlier, Governor Gary Herbert signed a non-binding resolution requesting the Trump Administration to rescind Bears Ears National Monument; established by President Barack Obama on December



The First All African-American Attempt to Summit Denali: An Interview With Stephen Shobe

To celebrate Black History Month, we put together a story about the first all African-American team to attempt an ascent of the highest mountain in North America. The film, An American Ascent, follows the group’s journey while also addressing the problem of diversity in the outdoor community.

When Stephen Shobe first heard about Expedition Denali he was all in. As he says, in this day and age to have an expedition of this magnitude fully funded is practically unheard of, especially if you’re not a professional climber. The expedition was to be the first all African-American ascent of Denali, the highest mountain in North America. The film An American Ascent, which debuted in 2015, not only tells the story of Expedition Denali’s summit attempt, but also addresses a long-standing issue within the



Women Pushing the Boundaries of Skiing

Mikaela Shiffrin has been breaking world records since she was a teenager, when she became the youngest slalom gold medalist at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

This video by Atomic Skiing promotes #sheskis, a movement dedicated to encouraging skiers around the world to form a community and support each other by connecting through the sport we all love. The video features a handful of Atomic skiers and others, and also features one of Atomic’s own, Mikaela Shiffrin. Mikaela has been breaking world records since she was just a teenager, when she became the youngest Olympic slalom gold medalist at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. She also just recently



Ski Challenges to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sometimes the best way to have fun is to get out of your comfort zone and experience something new and challenging.

From Jackson Hole to Whistler, it’s dumping snow. The Rockies are receiving unprecedented amounts of snowfall much to the glee of skiers and boarders. What better time to test your limits and challenge your abilities in new and exciting ways? Here are some ideas if this season is all about going harder and having more fun. Make it the “Season of Many Mountains” Perhaps you only make it to one or two of the same mountains each season and you’re


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Wilder & Sons: The Pride of the Pacific Northwest

New accessories from a brand born and bred in the Pacific Northwest, Wilder & Sons is all about making gear and apparel for the modern explorer.

Wilder & Sons was created to inspire those who seek endless adventure, rain or shine. Their motivation is simple, the belief that living a life to its fullest only comes through visceral experience, say the thrill of riding a wave, or standing on the pegs of your motorbike while ramping down on the throttle, or riding snorkel deep powder through a forest of firs in the Cascades. Drawing inspiration from the great unknown of the American wilderness, they design their apparel


5 Pieces of Outdoor Gear You Should Never DIY

It can be tempting to try and cut corners and save a few bucks when it comes to outdoor gear, though to do so at the expense of safety is never a good idea. Here are a few pieces of gear you don’t want to skimp on.

These days lots of folks are desperate for ways to save a few bucks, what with the cost of living rising exponentially all across the country. While it’s great to scrimp on only the essentials, it’s never a good idea to cut corners and DIY all of your outdoor gear, even if you’re on a budget. DIY gear is often dangerous and can lead to numerous problems out on the trail, some that might even be fatal. Here are a


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