Out There

The Red Bull 400: What It’s Like to Run One of the World’s Steepest Races

Tak­ing place at ski jump­ing venues around the world, the Red Bull 400 is where glut­­ton-for-pun­ish­­ment types shell out their hard-earned cash for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to clam­ber up a ski jump in the com­pa­ny of like-mind­ed adren­a­line junkies.

You know what’s nuts? Ski jump­ing: careen­ing down a 38% slope and pick­ing up enough speed to lit­er­al­ly send you soar­ing through the air is not for the faint of heart, no doubt about it. But run­ning up a ski jump—clawing your way up the steep incline until your calves seize and you feel as though you are about to vom­it out your lungs—is a whole oth­er lev­el of insan­i­ty. Ladies and gen­tle­men, wel­come to the Red Bull 400: a

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Interviews

Teanaway 100: The Birth of a New Beast

An inter­view Bri­an Mor­ri­son, Race Direc­tor of with of the hard­est 100-mile runs in the U.S

There’s a new beast in the Pacif­ic North­west ultra-run­n­ing world, and it’s wait­ing to chew you up. The Tean­away Coun­try 100-mile run offers more than 30,000 feet of ele­va­tion gain to crush your spir­it, then 30,000 feet of descent to take out your quads. The ele­va­tion chart looks like a car­dio­gram of some­one hav­ing a night­mare. We met up with Bri­an Mor­ri­son, the Tean­away Coun­try 100 Race Direc­tor to dis­cuss the 2017 inau­gur­al run­ning of his mas­ter­piece, as well as

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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

Three Often-Ignored Outdoor Risks That Could Get You Killed

“Some of the most dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions are those you’ve deemed too unim­por­tant or out­landish to con­sid­er.”

Most peo­ple will quick­ly name poi­so­nous snakes or dehy­dra­tion when asked about out­door dan­gers. How­ev­er, the truth is that some of the most dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions are those you’ve deemed too unim­por­tant or out­landish to con­sid­er. Here are three often-ignored out­door risks that, if con­tin­ued to be ignored, could get you killed. 1. Falling This includes things falling on you, or you trip­ping or falling. For exam­ple, while tree limbs will def­i­nite­ly come crash­ing down dur­ing high winds, they also come crash­ing

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Clymb Stories

Gear Love

How to Be a Minimalist Hiker

Choos­ing the right gear for your next dirt­bag­ging adven­ture

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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Lightweight Hiking: Five Tips to Help You Pack Lighter

Break Up The Weight, Choose Lighter Equip­ment, and more

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 on your next light­weight hik­ing trip. 1. Break Up The Weight It doesn’t mat­ter if you are going for a quick day hike or an overnight trip; either

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