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Ten Days in Torres del Paine: Global Test Photo Essay

We discovered why Torres del Paine, Chile is the poster child for Patagonia's wilderness playground.

Nine Days in Parque National Los Glaciares, Argentina: Global Test Photo Essay

In this Global Test Photo Essay, we arrived ill-equipped for a trek over an ice field. Setting up a base camp and sticking with day trips ensured that we didn't miss out on one of the most beautiful parks in the world.

Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition

Our seasoned crew decided early on a mostly off-trail trip on a high route through the Teton Range. With no navigational resources but map and compass, we planned to formulate our route day by day as we progressed north to south through mountains.

Small Wonders of Latin America – Global Test Photo Essay

In nine months backpacking around Latin America, there was much grandeur to be seen, but there were also tiny treasures that required a closer look. Examine their petite beauty.

Hiking Through Hyperbole: A Walk in the Clouds

With nearly constant cloud cover and a few mornings waking up to a thick layer of snow on the ground, the focus of the last days on the trail went from staying dry to just staying warm.

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 4 – Technical Treats

Stoves, shovels, poles, crampons, harnesses, and more: oh my!

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 3 – A Smorgasbord of Worldly Flavors

From practical (bras) to indulgent (a back-country electronics charger) to "they can do new things with zippers?", the ispo show floor has it all.

Hiking Through Hyperbole: Blisters and Fire

Blisters, hiking solo, and lightning-started fires marked the stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California through Oregon.

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 2 – Powered by Nutella

Another round-up of innovations and interest, treats and treasures!

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 1 – International Delights

In Backpacking Light's first ever coverage of this massive trade show, we're highlighting the innovations not generally available stateside.

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