Happy Tuesday, Clymbers. Hopefully you’ve been able to get out there and enjoy some of this snow. But late-season powder isn’t the only thing causing a buzz in the outdoors right now. All over the country, thru-hikers are making final preparations to wend their ways down the nation’s grueling transect routes, such as the 2,627-mile Pacific Crest Trail and the 2,178-mile Appalachian Trail.
As you read this, many of these would-be titans of trekking are procrastinating from work, mapping trail distances and sorting out drop points in their minds. Soon, en route to victory, they’ll pass through multiple states and over hundreds of demoralizing mountains. They will encounter beast aplenty. Of course there’s snow in the mountains, but it kinda makes you want to strap on the backpack and go for a hike, doesn’t it?
Just because you’ve committed to ride out winter for all it’s worth doesn’t mean you should miss out on an opportunity to gear up for next season’s adventures. Today’s events celebrate the would-be thru-hiker in us all by featuring an assortment of gear, technical apparel, and accessories for lightweight trekking down any trail.
Trekking Essentials: Scott Williamson knows a thing or two about being light of foot on the trail. In 2011, the 39-year-old tree climber from Truckee, California set a new speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), trekking over 2,627-miles from Canada to Mexico in just 64 days. Whether tackling the PCT or a weekend camping trip in the backcountry, today’s trekkers are pushing boundaries, sacrificing traditional distance-trek comforts for the lightest loads. Sleeping pads are getting smaller. Hard-boiled eggs and kielbasas are falling victim to dehydrated foods and lightweight subsistence snacks. Aluminum trekking poles are trumping heavy walking sticks. Looking to lighten your load as you gear up for a new season on the trail? We’ve got you covered. Today at The Clymb, we’re offering a wide selection of Men’s and Women’s Trekking Essentials, including packs, poles, camping pads, microfiber towels, technical apparel, footwear, shelters, hammocks, eyewear, knives, and more.
Tool Logic: Let’s be honest with ourselves. Mother Nature is really more like an older sibling. She doesn’t want to hurt us or force us into helpless situations from which there is seemingly no escape—but she will do either at the slightest provocation. Heading into the great outdoors is like trespassing in said older sibling’s bedroom. The door is open but BEWARE. Tool Logic makes lightweight compact tools, knives, and flashlights to survive whatever fallout you incur—from having to smash out a window to access locked-in keys, to needing super-bright LED lighting to signal a rescue chopper. Today on The Clymb we’re offering a wide selection of innovative Tool Logic multipurpose rescue tools, survival cards, and key rings featuring all survival necessities, from blades to magnesium fire starters. Protection from noogies not included.
Did you know? In the film 127 Hours, James Franco is using the actual camcorder Aron Ralston clutched throughout his death-defying ordeal in Blue John Canyon.
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