Out There

Inside Scoop: Kilimanjaro Summit & Safari

Take a look at one of our adven­ture offer­ings from our Trav­el Pro­gram Coordinator’s per­spec­tive.

In our lat­est Trav­el Jour­nal, we inter­view fel­low Clymb mem­ber and avid adven­tur­er, Bill, about his incred­i­ble expe­ri­ence hik­ing Mt. Kil­i­man­jaro. Plus our very own Trav­el Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor, Court­ney Ger­ard, tells us how her trek changed her per­cep­tions about group trav­el. Trip High­lights Tan­za­nia is full of wild­ly diverse ecosys­tems. As a self-pro­­claimed nature geek, trekking through Kilimanjaro’s lush forests, high­land val­leys, and expan­sive red deserts was a dream come true. When I pic­tured Africa I had this idea of

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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.

https://vimeo.com/264661267 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

Stunning Hikes for Fall Foliage

Our picks of a few of the most stun­ning hikes to view fall foliage.

Across the coun­try, leaf peep­ers every­where live for that time of year when the temps cool off just enough to make the trees come to life with col­or. Here’s our picks of a few of the most stun­ning hikes to view fall foliage. Geyser Val­ley, Olympic Nation­al Park, Wash­ing­ton While there are no actu­al gey­sers, you will find the recent­ly undammed Elwha Riv­er lined in stun­ning red and gold dur­ing the fall. This 7.8 mile out and back low ele­va­tion

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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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