Out There

Afghanistan’s Climbing Girls Spark a Revolution: The Lion Daughters of Mir Samir

Coming from different backgrounds, tribes, beliefs, and social classes, Afghanistan’s first all-female climbing team has banded together in a series of first ascents, inspiring women all over the country to get active and speak up.

In the annals of great climbing stories, Afghanistan isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But amid the Panjshir Valley in the north-central region of the country, protected by the western-friendly Northern Alliance, a group of young women, led by an international group of guides and mentors, are challenging culture norms and stereotypes to create what would have been unheard of under Taliban rule: Afghanistan’s first all-female climbing team. Coming from different backgrounds, tribes, beliefs, and social classes, the

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Interviews

10 Questions with Meredith Kessler: America’s Most Decorated Ironman Athlete

One of the most decorated professional triathletes in the country, Kessler has won over a dozen triathlons.

Ohio-native Red Bull triathlete Meredith Kessler has been a sports lover since she was a kid—but it wasn’t until 2009 that she became a professional athlete. One of the most decorated professional triathletes in the country, Kessler has won over a dozen triathlons and was named USA Triathlon’s 2014 Non-Drafting Athlete of the Year. The Clymb: You come from a profession that has nothing to do with sports. What did you do “in your previous life” and how/why did you

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Videos

Given: The Movie

Inspired by the story of Aamion and Daize Goodwin, both legendary surfers, and their kids, Given is a film all about roots, nature, and of course, family.

“Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations.” The film shares a unique and fresh perspective in a world saturated with excessive violence and negativity, among other things. Given will be showing at

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Tips

How to Build Your Own Bouldering Wall with Dave Patton

When it comes to palling around on your buddies home-made bouldering wall, Dave Patton, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program at the University of Iowa, is a good friend to have.

When it comes to palling around on your buddies home-made bouldering wall, Dave Patton, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Program at the University of Iowa, is a good friend to have. That’s because over the last decade, Patton has been collecting holds, jugs, and natural features—and now has one of the most impressive DIY bouldering walls in the state. It shouldn’t come as a surprise however, Patton has made a career out of creating outdoor opportunities with everything he touches,

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

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

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CIRQ: Designed to Push You Further

Built with premium quality materials to lock in heat, but styled for the city streets, CIRQ offer outdoor gear and apparel for every adventurer.

Designed between Portland, Oregon and Breckenridge, Colorado, CIRQ was created with a singular purpose: Build products designed to push you further. CIRQ boasts exceptional backcountry quality without sacrificing style. Built with premium quality materials to lock in heat, but styled for the city streets, they offer a full layering system for every outdoor adventure. Men’s Summit Down Jacket If you live or ride in the mountains the Summit is your jacket. All the cozy warmth of 700 fill power down, plus

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