Out There

How to Plant 50 Million Trees with the National Forest Foundation

The Clymb sits down with the Nation­al For­est Foun­da­tion to dis­cuss their ini­tia­tive to plant 50 mil­lion trees by 2023.

Enter­ing the sec­ond year of a five-year cam­paign to plant 50 mil­lion trees by 2023, the non-prof­it Nation­al For­est Foun­da­tion still has some ground to cov­er. The good peo­ple at the foun­da­tion aren’t too wor­ried about the ambi­tious bench­mark of 50 mil­lion trees though, at least not over­ly wor­ried, includ­ing Wes Swaf­far, the Direc­tor of Refor­esta­tion and Part­ner­ships. Swaf­far sat down with The Clymb to talk about the increas­ing need for refor­esta­tion, the dif­fer­ent ways to con­tribute (one dol­lar =

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Interviews

Interview with Paralympian Cyclist Ryan Boyle

From coma to podi­um.

When Ryan Boyle suf­fered a trau­mat­ic brain injury in 2003 at the age of 9, doc­tors had doubts he would even wake up from his coma. But Boyle shat­tered all expec­ta­tions, relearn­ing how to walk, talk, and even­tu­al­ly ride a bike again. Fast for­ward to today and Boyle is now a mul­ti­­ple-medal win­ner of the Par­a­lympics Cycling Team and an author—both tru­ly remark­able achieve­ments for a boy who lost part of his brain. Over the past decade, Boyle has become

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Videos

Breaking the Speed Record on the Nose

For years the world’s best climbers have been trad­ing the record back in forth, with mere sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing the record at times.

The speed record of the Nose on El Cap­i­tan is one of the most allur­ing and sought after records in all of climb­ing, even for a sport that isn’t inher­ent­ly com­pet­i­tive. For years the world’s best climbers have been trad­ing the record back in forth, with mere sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing the record at times. Watch as Brad Gob­right and Jim Reynolds top the time set by Alex Hon­nold and Hans Florine.

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Tips

Six National Parks You Might Not Have Heard Of

The nation­al parks are get­ting packed these days with so many more peo­ple sud­den­ly find­ing them­selves out­side, which is great, more peo­ple should be expe­ri­enc­ing the out­doors. How­ev­er, if you’re look­ing to get away from the crowds and the hype, check out these Nation­al Parks that are still big on adven­ture but not quite as pop­u­lar some of our nation­al icons like Yosemite and Yel­low­stone.

The nation­al parks are get­ting packed these days with so many more peo­ple sud­den­ly find­ing them­selves out­side. How­ev­er, if you’re look­ing to get away from the crowds and the hype, check out these Nation­al Parks that are still big on adven­ture but not quite as pop­u­lar as some of our nation­al icons like Yosemite and Yel­low­stone. Great Sand Dunes Nation­al Park, Col­orado The Rocky Moun­tains get most of the noto­ri­ety in Col­orado but head fur­ther south and you’ll expe­ri­ence the

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How to Be a Minimalist Hiker

Min­i­mal­ist hik­ing. Light­weight back­pack­ing. Dirt­bag­ging. What­ev­er you want to call it, hik­ers have recent­ly been eschew­ing the tra­di­tion­al ethos of pack­ing heavy in favor of some­thing that’s a lit­tle kinder on the back. Small­er packs, lighter gear, and few­er clothes are becom­ing com­mon­place along the world’s longest thru-hikes. If you’re look­ing to jump on the band­wag­on and embrace min­i­mal­ism, here’s what you need to do. Choos­ing gear You should not be hik­ing in order to use gear. That phi­los­o­phy is

Min­i­mal­ist hik­ing. Light­weight back­pack­ing. Dirt­bag­ging. What­ev­er you want to call it, hik­ers have recent­ly been eschew­ing the tra­di­tion­al ethos of pack­ing heavy in favor of some­thing that’s a lit­tle kinder on the back. Small­er packs, lighter gear, and few­er clothes are becom­ing com­mon­place along the world’s longest thru-hikes. If you’re look­ing to jump on the band­wag­on and embrace min­i­mal­ism, here’s what you need to do. Choos­ing gear You should not be hik­ing in order to use gear. That phi­los­o­phy is

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How to Pack Lighter For Your Next Hike

Hik­ing is a fan­tas­tic pas­time; it is relax­ing, fun and a great form of exer­cise. But if you don’t pre­pare prop­er­ly you could end up haul­ing an unnec­es­sar­i­ly heavy bag. If you find that your back­pack is always heav­ier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t mat­ter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way,

Hik­ing is a fan­tas­tic pas­time; it is relax­ing, fun and a great form of exer­cise. But if you don’t pre­pare prop­er­ly you could end up haul­ing an unnec­es­sar­i­ly heavy bag. If you find that your back­pack is always heav­ier than you want it to be, use these five tips to help you pack lighter for your next hike. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t mat­ter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either way,

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