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.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Spring Snow­poca­lypse with Spy­der, Sur­face Skis, CELTEK and more