Pang­boche Monastery Puja by Max Lowe

The avalanche on April 18th that swept through the Khum­ba Ice­fall region killing 16 Sher­pas was the dead­liest day in the mountain’s his­to­ry. In an effort to help the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty cope with their tremen­dous loss, edi­tors from Nation­al Geo­graph­ic and Out­side mag­a­zine have estab­lished a col­lec­tion of pho­tographs from ten pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phers who have worked exten­sive­ly with the Sher­pa peo­ple, and put them up for sale in order to raise mon­ey to sup­port the Sherpas.

You can view the col­lec­tion of pho­tographs here. 

100% of the pro­ceeds from your pur­chas­es will go direct­ly to the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty. Fifty per­cent will go direct­ly to fam­i­lies affect­ed by acci­dents in the moun­tains, and the oth­er fifty per­cent will go to long-term com­mu­ni­ty assis­tance. Togeth­er, the fund will help the Sher­pa com­mu­ni­ty tran­scend the grief and pain this avalanche has left in its wake. 

Mem­bers, click through below for exclu­sive sav­ings on today’s fea­tured brands:


inov‑8: inov‑8 footwear is designed to keep the foot close to the ground so that run­ners can feel and adapt to the ter­rain beneath them.

Out­side Mag­a­zine: Out­side is Amer­i­ca’s lead­ing active-lifestyle and adven­ture-trav­el mag­a­zine. Click through now for insid­er pric­ing on a one-year sub­scrip­tion to the author­i­ta­tive publication.

Kryp­tonite: Mall-peo­ple keep their off­spring on kid­die leash­es out of love. Prove that you love your bicy­cle even more by secur­ing it with a Kryp­tonite lock.


Detours: Bik­ing through the sog­gy win­ters in the Pacif­ic North­west requires more than moti­va­tion; it requires seri­ous water­proof­ing. Bat­ten down the hatch­es with the mes­sen­ger bags and more fea­tured here.

Intense Tires: As their name sug­gests, Intense Tires takes their prod­ucts seri­ous­ly. This col­lec­tion is not for the fair-weath­er com­muter. Check out these top-flight per­for­mance tires now.

Lizard Skins: It makes sense that Lizard Skins is based out of Utah, where the sand­stone desert is a whoop-de-doo bike jump play­ground. Hang on to your han­dle­bars with the grips fea­tured in this collection. 

t.h.e. indus­tries: Launch mas­sive airs with­out the fear that if you botch the land­ing you’ll lose your teeth. These car­bon fiber and com­pos­ite full-face hel­mets from t.h.e. indus­tries will pro­tect your grill.

Grav­i­ty: The stems, cranksets, and more in this col­lec­tion from Grav­i­ty all have one thing in com­mon: They are designed to meet the high­est stan­dards while still avail­able at a rea­son­able cost.

Men’s Fit­ness Appar­el: If your fit­ness appar­el could talk, it’d say two words: “Enough already!” Stop the sweaty cru­el­ty and bring in some replace­ments. We’re fea­tur­ing soft­shells, com­pres­sion shorts, and more. 

Wom­en’s Fit­ness Appar­el: Achieve new per­son­al bests in style. With this exten­sive col­lec­tion of tops, leg­gings, shorts, and much more, you’ll find the appar­el you need to start check­ing your fit­ness goals off the list.


The Para­chut­ing Lady: Did you know? On Octo­ber 12th (that’s today!), 1798, Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse became the first woman para­chutist in his­to­ry. She jumped from near­ly 3,000 feet from a heli­um-filled bal­loon float­ing over Paris. The seed of her record-break­ing stunt was plant­ed two years ear­li­er when she watched Andre Jacques Garnerin’s first hydro­gen bal­loon flight. She became his pupil, and soon they mar­ried. The two reg­is­tered a patent for the para­chute and began tour­ing Europe jump­ing from balloons.


We’d only been set­tled into our new offices a few days when we received word that we made Out­side mag­a­zine’s 2012 list of Best Places to Work. We placed 50th out of 100; not bad for a com­pa­ny that got its start just three years ago!

Out­side pri­mar­i­ly makes its deter­mi­na­tion based on mea­sur­able things like a com­pa­ny’s ben­e­fits and poli­cies. But what real­ly set The Clymb apart was its cul­ture, which pro­motes team­work, cre­ativ­i­ty, and a healthy lifestyle and that makes for more engaged and pro­duc­tive employees.

As the arti­cles men­tions, we put in long hours, but it’s with­in a flex­i­ble work envi­ron­ment where lunchtime bike rides and Fris­bee match­es are the norm, team build­ing is done on Mt. Hood, and our dogs are our office­mates. And when we need to stretch our legs…



“We’re hon­ored to join this list of excep­tion­al com­pa­nies that have made the health and hap­pi­ness of their employ­ees a top pri­or­i­ty. The Clymb’s mis­sion from day one has been to increase the well-being of the plan­et and its inhab­i­tants by inspir­ing human-pow­ered adventure—and all of that starts right here with our grow­ing team,” says Kel­ly Dachtler, Co-Founder and Pres­i­dent of The Clymb.

The Sep­tem­ber issue of Out­side high­light­ing The Clymb and the oth­er com­pa­nies named to the icon­ic pub­li­ca­tion’s 2012 Best Places to Work guide will hit news­stands August 14th.




Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

Arbor: What hap­pens when artistry meets envi­ron­men­tal­ism on a jury-rigged skate ramp in some grit­ty alley behind a west-Venice gro­cery store? Arbor hap­pens. What hap­pens when a group of artists, design­ers, and friends who snow­board, skate­board, and surf togeth­er decide to launch a board and appar­el busi­ness with an uncom­pro­mis­ing approach toward sus­tain­abil­i­ty? Arbor hap­pens. What hap­pens when The Clymb offers Men’s and Wom­en’s Arbor appar­el for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing? You buy it today and feel great about rock­ing some awe­some, fash­ion­able duds that sup­port a refresh­ing­ly pro­gres­sive brand, that’s what happens.

Out­side: Out­side mag­a­zine is Amer­i­ca’s lead­ing active-lifestyle and adven­ture-trav­el mag­a­zine cre­at­ed for out­door enthu­si­asts. The pub­li­ca­tion is packed with leg­endary sto­ry­telling by the world’s best writ­ers from the front lines of adven­ture, sports, trav­el, health, fit­ness, nutri­tion and envi­ron­men­tal issues. In addi­tion, Out­side offers cut­ting edge advice on the best gear for every activ­i­ty includ­ing ski­ing, rock climb­ing, hik­ing, surf­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, and many more. Click through now to get mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on a one-year sub­scrip­tion to the most acclaimed out­door mag­a­zine in the world. Act now and receive a GoLite Sport Bot­tle (Biodegrad­able and recy­clable 21 oz. water bot­tle made with recy­cled con­tent and BPA-free.)

Li-Ning: Li-Ning pre­mi­um ath­let­ic wear is designed by cul­ture mak­ers and artists and engi­neered by the world’s lead­ing sports­wear inno­va­tion experts. The exquis­ite atten­tion to detail in their high-end prod­ucts puts the brand at the fore­front of the ‘Made in New Chi­na’ move­ment that’s mak­ing its way across the Pacif­ic. Click through now for mem­ber-exclu­sive pric­ing on the next big thing.

Green­lay­er: Fit­ness meets finesse meets respon­si­bil­i­ty with Green­lay­er, race-inspired per­for­mance appar­el that uti­lizes sus­tain­able mate­ri­als. Green­lay­er offers a full range of per­for­mance appar­el for the endurance ath­lete and fit­ness enthu­si­ast, includ­ing one of the largest selec­tions of recy­cled poly­ester per­for­mance-wear on the mar­ket. Click through now to add a lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness to your work­out with Men’s and Wom­en’s Green­lay­er apparel.

Rise Bar: Rise Bar makes organ­ic, aller­gy-friend­ly (no peanuts, gluten, or soy) snacks designed for adven­tures on the sum­mit or the sub­way. Small enough that there’ll be no sticky left­overs to deal with and made with all nat­ur­al ingre­di­ents, Rise Bar offers an ener­gy kick with­out the glycemic over­load. Step up to a health­i­er form of snack­ing now, with Rise Bar pro­tein and ener­gy bars, avail­able at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

Skull­can­dy: Estab­lished in 2003, Skull­can­dy makes award-win­ning audio equip­ment for Skate, Surf, Snow, Ski, and BMX ath­letes of all lev­els. Today’s Skull­can­dy event fea­tures fresh styles by the icon­ic brand. Have a look! They won’t last long. Ride the sound­waves with Skull­can­dy head­phones, ear­buds, and (because why not?) hood­ies, avail­able today at The Clymb for mem­ber-exclu­sive pricing.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Patag­o­nia, 2XU, Blurr, Prince­ton Tec, Plus Men’s & Women’s Footwear, and more



Here There Be Drag­ons: Did you know? Accord­ing to the Chi­nese zodi­ac cal­en­dar, 2012 is the Year of the Drag­on. This round it’s a water drag­on, mean­ing we can expect a wild ride with­out the chaos a year of the fire drag­on might bring. (Of course that’s just if you hope the Mayans and Nos­tradamus are wrong in their pre­dic­tions that the world will sud­den­ly end this year.) For Li-Ning, the biggest Chi­nese name in sports­wear, the 2012 drag­on lends both pas­sion and wings as the pre­mi­um brand launch­es for the first time in the Unit­ed States. Li-Ning is a cel­e­bra­tion of the ‘New Chi­na,’ where pre­mi­um goods are designed by cul­ture mak­ers and artists who demand an exquis­ite atten­tion to detail in each of their high-end prod­ucts. For exam­ple, the brand is cel­e­brat­ing Year of the Drag­on with ath­let­ic shoes inspired by thou­sands of years of Chi­nese art, includ­ing ancient porce­lain vas­es and the bold yel­low robes worn by lead­ers of the ancient Tang Dynasty.

Image cour­tesy of Out­side magazine 

There you are: strik­ing a yoga pose to cel­e­brate claw­ing your way to the rim of a smol­der­ing vol­cano. No, wait. There you are: stomp­ing 1,000 miles through an untamed, pesti­lence-filled jun­gle with noth­ing but a GoPro and a bag of cel­e­bra­to­ry Cheez Doo­dles. No, no, no. You’re over there: rid­ing a camel through red Moroc­can sands, your neon-and-plaid but­ton-up shirt wrapped around your head to com­bat the beat­ing sun as you fight off maraud­ers with a hik­ing pole.

The folks at Out­side mag­a­zine don’t care about how many places you see your­self in your wildest adven­ture dreams. They just want to cel­e­brate the 35th anniver­sary of the pub­li­ca­tion by help­ing you make one of those dreams come true.

Your new best friends and tar­gets for bribery at Out­side are cur­rent­ly seek­ing pro­pos­als for the mag­a­zine’s first annu­al Adven­ture Grant—a $10,000 kick in the pants that will get one lucky win­ner out the door and into the cra­zi­est adven­ture he or she has ever dreamt of tackling.

Think your dream adven­ture is awe­some and fool­hardy enough to catch the edi­tors’ atten­tion? Exam­ples of the kinds of auda­cious mis­sions they’re look­ing for—taken from Out­side stories—include sail­ing a home­made raft down the Hud­son Riv­er, walk­ing a per­fect­ly straight line across Canada’s Prince Edward Island, and pad­dling a canoe from Port­land, Ore­gon, to Port­land, Maine. So no, your dream of final­ly bicy­cling to the gro­cery store isn’t going to cut it.

Want to be con­sid­ered? Fill out this sub­mis­sion form by May 18. You will be asked to sub­mit a video clip and short (500-word) essay as part of the process, which means you might want to start look­ing for some suck­ers to film and write for you.

You’ve spent your whole life read­ing Out­side and dream­ing of adven­ture. Time is run­ning out to have those dreams come true at the expense of the folks who’ve been taunt­ing you.

Good luck!

There were many amaz­ing ascents in 2011; it’s a won­der Out­side Mag­a­zine man­aged to nar­row them down to just ten. But take on that unen­vi­able task they did, and with much suc­cess man­aged to pick ten sto­ries that encap­su­late the dis­ci­pline and spir­it of climb­ing. From a nine-year-old girl who tore though Hue­co Tanks, Texas to Adam Ondra whose most out­stand­ing sends last year includ­ed two V16s… in two months.

We want you to be rock­ready for 2012 which is why we’re fea­tur­ing climb­ing gear from brands like Evolv, Five Ten, Push­er, and more, plus sum­mit tools like nav­i­ga­tion­al watch­es, pedome­ters, and com­pass­es from HIGHGEAR.

North Pole. South Pole. Mt. Ever­est in One Year. Extreme adven­ture seek­ers are sure­ly wired dif­fer­ent­ly than most. See how HIGH­GEAR’s Eric Larsen plans to save the poles:

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Cau­tion: The Stoke Warn­ing is in Full Effect with VonZip­per and Philips|O’Neill

pho­to cred­its: Denali, Kil­i­man­jaro, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Ever­est

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.

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.