In the video above, Trail Run­ner Magazine’s open male Trail Run­ner of the Year Max King describes how he began trail run­ning on his high school’s cross coun­try team, and stuck with it because of his pas­sion for being a part of the wilder­ness while training.

All of his hard work has def­i­nite­ly paid off. He had an impres­sive 2012 with a PRs at the Olympic Trails in the marathon and 3000-meter steeple­chase, the USATF Trail Nation­al Cham­pi­onship win in Bend, Ore­gon, and he broke the course-record at Maryland’s JFK 50-mile.

Today’s events are as sooth­ing as a long sip from a cool creek—a cool creek that, of course, is not crawl­ing with Gia­r­dia-induc­ing par­a­sites. (We avoid that kind of event.)

Here’s what we’ve got…

Moun­tain Hard­wear: A pio­neer of inno­va­tion in an indus­try hard­ened by pio­neers, Moun­tain Hard­wear is the ide­al part­ner for any moun­tain chal­lenge. If you’re some­one who sets out to find and chal­lenge the edges of your poten­tial, push past those edges and find your best self in the process, then Moun­tain Hard­wear makes the gear for you. Don’t miss out on Moun­tain Hard­wear Jack­ets, hik­ing pants, shirts, shorts, and more, on sale today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Hur­ley: Hur­ley is an authen­tic lifestyle brand root­ed in surf­ing, skat­ing, music, and art. The company’s inspi­ra­tion is drawn from the ocean and its con­stant state of change. Live your pas­sion with Men’s and Women’s Hur­ley appar­el, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. 

Polar­max: There’s a notice­able bot­tom line with Polar­max base­lay­ers and it isn’t some­thing that will keep wear­ers sit­ting down: keep the prod­uct warm and the man­u­fac­tur­ing and ship­ping process green. Many of the company’s per­for­mance gar­ments are made from recy­cled yarns and fibers; it uses soy ink to print prod­uct infor­ma­tion on recy­cled paper; and it uses recy­clable pack­ag­ing for ship­ping. That’s a bot­tom line you can feel good about show­ing off. Today, we’ve got Polar­max base­lay­ers on sale for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Skull­can­dy: Park City, Utah-based Skull­can­dy mar­kets audio equip­ment that’s designed to sus­tain the rig­ors of the moun­tains. Skull­can­dy prod­ucts can take a thrash­ing and keep on rock­ing, which is cool, but how will they look, you ask? Cool? That’s what you hope, but where’s the proof? In Decem­ber 2008, Forbes mag­a­zine claimed in print that the com­pa­ny made, “the world’s coolest ear bud.” Forbes isn’t all that cool in its own rite, but the publication’s con­clu­sion was based in part on tes­ti­mo­ni­als from all the snows­port ath­letes, NBA play­ers, and super­mod­els that walk around rock­ing out with Skull­can­dy prod­ucts. Even Forbes can rec­og­nize how cool that is. Feel val­i­dat­ed by Forbes even when you’re broke, with Skull­can­dy audio head­wear and appar­el, on sale now at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

SCOTT: It’s best to keep SCOTT tech­ni­cal appar­el and out­er­wear in a clos­et all by itself, so your oth­er gear doesn’t get jeal­ous. It’s a cru­el world in the gear clos­et and once you close the door and the lights go out, the tat­tered pieces are gonna attack the biggest threat. Keep that clos­et door closed for long enough and you may nev­er see your SCOTT jack­et again. And your friends won­der why you always wear that flan­nel. A lead­ing pro­duc­er of per­for­mance win­ter equip­ment and appar­el since 1958, SCOTT out­fits snows­port ath­letes for the worst con­di­tions. Today at The Clymb, we’ve got SCOTT out­er­wear and appar­el on sale for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing. Find­ing a safe clos­et to put it in is up to you.

PLUS… There’s still time to save on Saucony Appar­el, Nideck­er, Suun­to, Some­thing for Every Sea­son, Gre­go­ry, Lole, Run & Bike, Men’s & Women’s Footwear, SPY, & Brooks Running.

IN OTHER NEWS: Did you know? In 1958, Ed Scott, a tal­ent­ed engi­neer and ski rac­er liv­ing in Sun Val­ley, Ida­ho, rev­o­lu­tion­ized the sport of ski­ing with a sin­gle inven­tion: The tapered alu­minum ski pole. Ed Scot­t’s inven­tion imme­di­ate­ly replaced the sport’s exist­ing use of bam­boo and steel. That rev­o­lu­tion­ary prod­uct launched a new brand, SCOTT. Ed Scot­t’s ini­tial vision of tech­ni­cal inno­va­tion would serve as the cor­ner­stone com­pa­ny phi­los­o­phy as the brand matured and expand­ed to new markets.

 

Imag­ine how long it would take to reach the top, 102nd, floor of the Empire State build­ing if you had to walk up the stairs to get there. Now imag­ine that some­one stacked five Empire State build­ings on top of one anoth­er and asked you to walk up the stairs to get to the top. How long would it take you to get there? No, scratch that. Imag­ine that there are still five Empire State build­ings stacked up but instead of stairs you now have to climb the ver­ti­cal out­er walls to get to the top. How long? I know—it’s a stu­pid ques­tion because you would­n’t do it. But that’s because you aren’t Swiss speed-moun­taineer­ing leg­end and Moun­tain Hard­wear ath­lete, Ueli Steck.

In 2008, Steck set a speed record on the treach­er­ous 5,900-foot north face of the Eiger by sum­mit­ing the near-ver­ti­cal behe­moth in…wait for it…two hours and 45 min­utes. That’s about how long it’d take you to fin­ish watch­ing The Lord of the Rings. Kin­da makes you feel like a Hob­bit, does­n’t it? (You can watch Ueli in all his speed-moun­taineer­ing glo­ry in the video above.)

While you aren’t going to beat the Swiss phe­nom­e­non in a race up the moun­tains of Mor­dor any­time soon, you can still take a page out of his book to help crush your own pre­cious per­son­al best. Steck teamed up with Moun­tain Hard­wear design­ers to cre­ate the ulti­mate ultra­light speed-moun­taineer­ing kit.

Here’s what they came up with:

Find a lit­tle time in your Cyber Mon­day shop­ping to check out the five (yes, five) great events we have lined up today.

First, save up to 60% off past sea­son’s tech­ni­cal out­er­wear and appar­el for men, women, and kids from Moun­tain Hard­wear. And up to 55% off Cha­co san­dals and footwear that align and sup­port your feet.

Mem­bers will save up to 60% off back­packs, tents, and sleep­ing bags from Kel­ty. Also, stock up on deli­cious, con­ve­nient, healthy, and plant-based nutri­tion from PROBAR at up to 55% off.

Final­ly, save up to 50% off a sub­scrip­tion to Out­side Mag­a­zine, Amer­i­ca’s lead­ing active-lifestyle and adven­ture-trav­el magazine.

Your whole order will ship for free with the pur­chase of an exclu­sive, lim­it­ed-time only The Clymb t‑shirt. And that includes pur­chas­es from our Not So Black Fri­day event where there are still great deals to be had on your favorite out­door gear, footwear, and appar­el for men and women at up to 70% off.

It may be Cyber Mon­day, but we believe in great sav­ings on the gear you love every day. Stop by Face­book or Twit­ter for more infor­ma­tion on upcom­ing events.

How’d you like to shop one of the world’s pre­mi­um providers of per­for­mance appar­el and tech­ni­cal out­er­wear at up to 55% off? We though you might like that very much so, today we’re bring­ing you a selec­tion of Moun­tain Hard­wear for the whole fam­i­ly. Shop their past sea­son’s per­for­mance out­er­wear and appar­el for men & boys and women & girls.

Also at up to 55% off, SOG Spe­cial­ty Knives and Tools for your edgi­er adven­tures. SOG helps you meet what­ev­er out­door chal­lenges that might come your way. Check out a selec­tion of their knives and axes now.

And while sup­plies last, pur­chase an exclu­sive The Clymb tee and your whole order ships for free. For more infor­ma­tion on these and upcom­ing events, please vis­it us on Face­book and Twit­ter. If you need an invi­ta­tion to join The Clymb, just let us know.

 

We promised a week of great events and we meant it. As we teased on Face­book — where one lucky mem­ber won $25 for cor­rect­ly guess­ing the brand (seri­ous­ly, if you’re not hang­ing with us on Face­book, you’re miss­ing out) — we’ve got a Moun­tain Hard­wear event unlike any you’ve ever seen.

We’re excit­ed to share items like the Men’s Mon­key Man Jack­et: a trim fit and plush, high-pile Mon­key Phur for out­stand­ing ther­mal effi­cien­cy and warmth-to-weight ratio. An essen­tial lay­er­ing piece; the Men’s Android Jack­et: ath­let­ic and wind proof, in a min­i­mal­ist design, and much, much more.

Men’s Zon­al Jacket

Stock up on cool­er weath­er active wear (fall is right around the cor­ner) for men and boys, and women and girls, all at up to 55% off.

And we’re keep­ing the awe­some rolling with up to 55% off Mile High Moun­taineer­ing back­packs and pil­lows. Spend­ing time out­doors is near and dear to this com­pa­ny’s heart and hear­ing the sto­ries of what peo­ple real­ly need and want out of their back­packs is what inspires their every design. You can give your­self a good pack on the back here.

We’ve also got a sweet deal on a year’s sub­scrip­tion to Out­side Mag­a­zine. Mem­bers of The Clymb can receive that sub­scrip­tion at 50% off the nor­mal price. Sub­scribe to Out­side Mag­a­zine for $12 here.

We’re also avail­able on Twit­ter, ready to answer your event ques­tions and lis­ten to your sug­ges­tions. If you need an invite, let us know that too, and we’ll make it happen.

Anoth­er event-filled Fri­day (we’ve got four) and a refer­ral spe­cial that nets your friends and fam­i­ly $10 just for joining.

First up: Bur­ton bags at up to 60% off. We’ve got bags for your snow­board and ver­sa­tile, depend­able bags for your off-snow adven­tures as well. Shop Bur­ton bags for trav­el, work or play here.

For women and kids, a styl­ish array of Moun­tain Hard­wear appar­el and acces­sories. Each item is extreme­ly light­weight, breath­able and water­proof. Stock up on Moun­tain Hard­wear appar­el here, at up to 55% off.

Also at up to 55% off, SOG knives: unique han­dle con­fig­u­ra­tions and sharp blades pre­pared to han­dle your extreme camp­ing, hik­ing, and sur­vival needs. You can shop these beau­ties, along with a selec­tion of mul­ti-tools, here.

Final­ly, a selec­tion of Salomon socks. We’ve got socks per­fect for trail run­ning, socks that fea­ture anti-blis­ter wick­ing and durable fibers, and socks that elim­i­nate heat, mois­ture, fric­tion and abra­sion, so all that’s left is a com­fort­able, breath­able fit.  Slip your feet into the com­fort at up to 55% off here.

With four out­stand­ing brand events, now’s a great time to refer your fam­i­ly and friends to The Clymb. Of course, it does­n’t hurt that start­ing today at 9am PST till May 30th, any­one you refer gets an auto­mat­ic $10 cred­it imme­di­ate­ly upon sign­ing up. You still receive a $10 cred­it when their first order ships. Click here for more info.

If you need a mem­ber­ship, hit me up on Twit­ter or Face­book and I’ll make it happen.

And please have a hap­py and safe hol­i­day weekend.

There’s just one day left in our Moth­er’s Day event.

Shop for Mom now, at up to 70% off: Appar­el and footwear from Lole, prAna, Moun­tain Hard­wear, Craft, Moun­tain Khakis, 66 North, Keen, Salomon, and Teva.

 

All items will be deliv­ered on or before May 7th — just in time to bright­en Mom’s moth­er’s day.

You need a mem­ber­ship to shop. If you need one just stop by Face­book or Twit­ter.

Hap­py Mon­day, every­one. Hope you had a great weekend.

Our first event of the week is for the lit­tle ones. Moun­tain Hard­wear has applied their pas­sion­ate, free-think­ing, pro­gres­sive atti­tude toward a line of appar­el for kids that dis­plays the same high-qual­i­ty and atten­tion to detail you’re accus­tomed to in their adult cloth­ing. Our Moun­tain Hard­wear kids out­er­wear and appar­el col­lec­tion is avail­able for mem­bers only at up to 50% off. Check out our kids event here.

We also have some­thing in store for your oth­er lit­tle ones — of the four-legged vari­ety. Save up to 60% off Moun­tain­smith, Ruf­fwear, Dfa, and ALITE dog gear, appar­el and acces­sories. To shop for the pups, click here.

We haven’t for­got­ten you. In fact, we’re bring­ing you two spe­cial deals. First, up to 50% off SIGG water bot­tles. We have some new designs avail­able as well as a few favorites. To shop SIGG, click here.

And this week only, when you pur­chase a Japan Relief T‑Shirt, the ship­ping for your entire order is free. All of the of the pro­ceeds for these 100% organ­ic cot­ton shirts will go to sup­port Mer­cy Corps in their efforts to help the peo­ple of Japan. To do your part, get a great shirt and free ship­ping, click here.

Mem­bers can start shop­ping today at 9am PST. If you’re not a mem­ber, obtain­ing an invite is as sim­ple as vis­it­ing us on Twit­ter or Face­book.

Check out more on Mer­cy Corps with this video:

 

Show of hands: how many of you got up at the butt crack of dawn in search of Black Fri­day sales?

You’re all a lot braver than I am.

The Clymb is offer­ing up a cor­nu­copia of deals and you won’t have to leave the house to get them. Start­ing today at 9am PST, you can get up to 60% off a vari­ety of brands like Moun­tain Hard­wear, KEEN, SUUNTO, and more.  We’re talk­ing acces­sories, appar­el and gear for men and women.

Also, you can give the gift of gear with The Clymb e‑cards. You can pur­chase gift cards for $25, $50, $100 or $200 and they’ll be deliv­ered to the recip­i­ent with­in seconds.

You’ll need to be a mem­ber to access the sav­ings. Con­tact us on Twit­ter or Face­book for a free membership.

Today is a big day. We’ve been gid­dy with antic­i­pa­tion. It’s like that time Dav­ey Jones came to the Brady house. Or when The Doo­bie Broth­ers were on What’s Hap­pen­ing. No, even cool­er. It’s like that time Bat­man and Robin were on Scoo­by Doo. What I’m try­ing to say is: it’s a big deal.

Moun­tain Hard­wear has come to The Clymb!

And from your emails and posts on Face­book and Twit­ter, we know you’re excit­ed, too.

Moun­tain Hard­wear is a very unique com­pa­ny based on the prin­ci­ple that seek­ing out and over­com­ing chal­lenges is what defines us as peo­ple. The reward isn’t get­ting to the top, but the obsta­cles we over­come and the lessons we learn along the jour­ney. We also dig on the fact that they’re not inter­est­ed in the same old, same old and have lit­tle patience for being told what isn’t pos­si­ble, what can’t be done. Like you, our mem­bers, Moun­tain Hard­wear is about push­ing one’s lim­its and tak­ing risks. In that lies true satisfaction.

The won­der­ful thing about a com­pa­ny with prin­ci­ples is that it always shows in their prod­ucts. When you take the time to under­stand what moves peo­ple, what they need and how they need their gear and clothes to feel and per­form, you’ll deliv­er every time. You guys have been very vocal in your love of Moun­tain Hard­wear so we’re espe­cial­ly pleased to announce today’s brand event.

Clymb mem­bers will receive exclu­sive close­out sav­ings up to 60% off Moun­tain Hard­wear active out­door and lifestyle appar­el for men and women.  We also have a great selec­tion of out­er­wear (lim­it­ed quan­ti­ties so don’t sleep on this!), head­wear, tech­ni­cal packs and day packs. The event begins today, 9/21, at 9am PST.

This brand event is for mem­bers only, but mem­ber­ship is free. Just send a tweet or leave us a mes­sage on Face­book and we’ll hook you up with an invi­ta­tion. And don’t for­get: we now have share but­tons for all of our items. If you see some­thing you know your friends would love, just one click will link that item to your friends and fol­low­ers on Twit­ter and Facebook.