Avalanche safety training is a must if you want to explore the backcountry. 20-40 people die every year in an avalanche in the US and 90% of those deaths “are from slides triggered by the victim or members of the victim's group.” We all want to explore untouched snow, but going out in the backcountry unprepared, without advanced training, is dangerous. We wanted to chat with an expert ourselves to learn more about avalanches and avalanche safety. We got in touch with Halsted Morris, the President of the Board of Directors for the American Avalanche Association. In this conversation, we...
Hiking, whether on trails or in the backcountry, is a challenging yet gratifying activity and requires a certain amount of fitness to not only enjoy yourself but to make it to the top of the peak.
Whether you’re in quarantine or you don’t have access to a gym, building and maintaining strength for biking can be done at home with little to no equipment.
We found some of the best workout and fitness apps that are specific to outdoor sports like climbing and cycling as well as home workout apps that will help you cross-train and maintain mobility and flexibility.
Online education is growing and with everything going virtual right now, it’s the best time to hone your skills for your next outdoor adventure. While you’re staying at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t continue educating yourself on your passions so you come out of this with more knowledge.
Adventure films have a way to inspire us from our couch. They encourage us to venture outside of our comfort zones. They leave us fulfilled and motivated to scale mountains. We found 10 powerful adventure films that will encourage you through these uncertain times.
Outdoor podcasts are the new campfire stories during this time. Everyone loves a good story, especially if it involves the outdoors. While we can’t quite gather around the campfire with friends right now, we can sit back and listen to stories in our homes. We found five outdoor podcasts that will teach you about nature, inspire your own storytelling, and encourage your wanderlust.
The second-best thing to exploring the outdoors is reading about others who have done it and left with an amazing story. We can learn through their accounts, histories, mistakes, and glories while nestled in our beds or sprawling across the couch.