Gear Review: Arc’teryx Aerios AR Mid GTX Hiking Boots

arc'teryx aerios ar mid gtx

If you’ve ever used a piece of outdoor gear made by Arc’teryx there is probably two things that you already know about the brand and the products it produces. First, there is a good chance that whatever the item is, it will cost more than a similar piece of gear from another company. And second—and … Read more

Adrian Ballinger Makes First Ski Descent of Makalu

Adrian Ballinger Makalu

As the 2022 spring Himalayan climbing season begins to wind down, there continue to be some unique and interesting stories to share. Last week we told you about Kami Rita Sherpa setting a new record for most summits of Everest, then followed that up with a story about an all-Black climbing team that reached the … Read more

Kami Rita Sherpa Nabs Record 26th Summit of Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa

The calendar has turned to May, which can mean only one thing—it’s summit season in the Himalaya. Over the past week or so, there have been a number of summits on 8000-meter peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kangchenjunga, and Everest. In fact, a team of Chinese alpinists climbing on the North Side of the mountain managed … Read more

Want to Work in Antarctica? We Have the Dream Job for You!

work in antarctica

For most people, Antarctica is a far-off, desolate place that has little to offer visitors. To those of us who follow a more adventurous path, the frozen continent holds an undeniable allure. After all, this is the place where men like Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton challenged the elements just to make … Read more

First All-Black Everest Team Heads to Himalaya

All-Black Everest Team

Now that April has arrived, the mountaineering world is once again turning its attention to the Himalaya. In the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, climbers are now arriving in droves and are preparing for the epic challenges that now lie ahead. Amongst them, is an ambitious group of African-American climbers who make up the first all-Black … Read more

100 Year Old Park Ranger Retires From National Park Service

100 year old park ranger

If you’re looking for an example of how staying active and connecting with the outdoors can lead to a healthy lifestyle, then look no further than Betty Reid Soskin. For the past 16 years, Soskin has worked for the US National Park Service, starting as a part-time temporary employee but moving into a permanent full-time … Read more