Author: John Doherty

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How to get to Chamonix, France

If you’re a skier or into adventure sports, you know that Chamonix France is the epicenter of the world. In the summer you have wingsuit flyers, paragliders, and rock climbers crawling all over town...

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USHBA, from The North Face

It’s definitely ski season because all the companies are dropping their new films and segments. I recently discovered this 12 minute film from The North Face, called USHBA. If you love big mountain skiing,...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoors Enthusiasts

Heyo, time for the holidays! If you’re trying to shop for a family member or friend like me (hint hint) who loves the outdoors, you may not have a clue what we want. This...

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Faction Collective presents THIS IS HOME (trailer)

Watch Johnny Collinson, Sam Anthamatten and Duncan Adams gather near Johnny’s home in Little Cottonwood, Utah to ride the Wasatch Mountains, including Alta and the surrounding areas. Spines, 360s on steep chutes, and more await...

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Alex Honnold’s Most Celebrated Free Solos

Alex Honnold is a beast. The climbing world knows it, and even if you’re not a climber you know it because you saw him on 60 Minutes talking about free soloing. What you might not...

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G3 Ion 12 Binding Review

G3 says that the Ion 12 binding is: “THE MOST INTUITIVE, RELIABLE AND POWERFUL LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING BINDING. PERIOD.” After spending season 2016-2017 on them, I have to say they may be biased but they...

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Patxi Usobiaga climbs Pachamama 9a+

Patxi Usobiaga has been trying Pachamama, a Chris Sharma 9a+, in Oliana for a while now. Right next to Papichulo, it’s one of the harder climbs in Oliana. Patxi announced today via Instagram that...

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Osprey Kamber 32 Backpack Review

BREAKING: this pack is on sale for 25% off at REI right now (11/14) for an unknown amount of time. Are you looking for a new backcountry skiing pack and are considering the Osprey...

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Black Diamond Revert Ski Review

I skied the Black Diamond Revert ski (2013-2014 version) for two seasons when we lived in California. While I rented them from Sports Basement Berkeley, which is basically the coolest store ever because it’s...

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Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Trailer

WHO’S READY FOR SKI SEASON?? Here’s Warren Miller Productions’ newest trailer, Line of Descent. As always, sick big mountain lines, rails, kickers, tables, booters, and lots of powder. WHO’S READY FOR SKI SEASON??

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Ultimate Guide to Buying Ski Goggles

If you’re heading out for a day skiing or snowboarding in the mountains, you need a good pair of goggles to protect your eyes and help you see well throughout the day. This article...

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Best 6 rock climbing harnesses of 2018

Are you just getting into rock climbing and are ready to invest in your first harness? Then congratulations! That along with a great pair of rock climbing shoes meant for beginners will have you ready...

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Tom Wallisch’s Imagination Trailer

If you know skiing then you probably know Tom Wallisch, who for years now has been at the top of his game throwing insane tricks in creative places. Imagination will be no different. The...

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What to wear skiing

Are you heading out skiing for the first time and wondering what you should wear? Most importantly you should optimize for comfort, especially for warmth and dryness. You also do not want to look...

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Best bouldering shoes for beginners

If you’re a beginner just getting into rock climbing and bouldering, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed by the options. I know I was. We wrote this post about the best rock climbing shoes out...

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Do you wear socks with climbing shoes?

Ever feel like that newbie at the gym when doing a new sport? Well. There is no better way to feel that way at the climbing gym than if you are wearing socks with...

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La Sportiva Otaki vs Solution

One question we hear asked a lot is how the La Sportiva Otaki compares vs the Solution. I formerly climbed in the Solution and in the last few months switched to the Otaki, so...

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How to get your legs in shape for skiing

Ski season is fast approaching, and so it’s time to start thinking about if your legs will be in good enough shape starting out this ski season. Unless you live in or near a...