A "high route" is generally defined as an off-trail, above-the-treeline trek that traverses a range of peaks. And this summer, Andrew Skurka completed a doozy of a high route in Wyoming's Wind River range - 100 miles and 60,000 feet of elevation gain.
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Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?
The JepPaks Alpine pack combines durable materials with a slim, lightweight design yielding a pack that is well-suited for efficient and fast alpine travel.
In This Month's News: Woman Plans 5-Year Trek Across the Americas; Man and Woman Meet and Marry on the PCT; UL Sleeping Bag and Quilt Comparison Table; Ingredients for Planning an Expedition; Beginner Tenkara Tips; and much more!
Time in the outdoors gives us a chance to question ourselves and find the primary motivation for fear. Oh and there are bears too.
A simple design makes this one of the easiest MYOG projects we've published. The result is a lightweight, compact pot stand for your alcohol stove.
Anish set the self-supported record for the Appalachian Trail at the end of September, and is the first person to hold simultaneous records on the AT and the PCT.
The Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent with the wood-burning WiFi stove offers luxury winter camping accommodations at a relatively paltry weight.
A quick overnight trip to a nearby lake chain offered opportunities for camaraderie with a friend and communion with nature.
Designed for remote lakes and streams, the PackLite Kayak is well-suited for those environments and is a lightweight complement to your backpacking adventures.
Bear attacks are frightening and unexpected. This author shares her bear encounter with the hiking community.
Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.
The author presents a method to make your own ultralight, carbon fiber trekking poles.
FBI Fugitive Found on Appalachian Trail, A Survival Video Game, The Zion Flash Flood, A "Walk In the Woods" Inspires People to Get Out, MSR FlyLite Tent, and much more!
An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.
An interview with backpacker Douglas Malott who is passionate about the outdoors, and ensuring we are out there for the right reasons.
These t-shirts are made from 'directional fabric' that allows you to heat up or cool down to meet the weather conditions.
The pursuit for warmth, snow-melting power, and comfort during winter expeditions is never-ending. This homemade, lightweight stove offers warmth and comfort for those long winter days.
A lightweight kettle with a wide base.
Replace stock parts in your Jetboil PCS with a carbon fiber lid and sub-one-ounce stove burner, and save nearly 3 oz on the weight of your cook system.