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Conservation Team: A Dynamic Duo’s Dream Job

Ever wish you could do what you love for a living? What if backpacking, road-tripping or paddling paid the bills? Meet Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson, aka the Access Fund Conservation Team.  Sponsored in-part by Therm-a-Rest, this dynamic duo has…

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Q&A with Northwest Photographer Jason Hummel

It’s getting more and more difficult the say the words, ”Skiing in the Pacific Northwest” and not have Jason Hummel’s name come up. Not only is Jason shooting some amazing ski and mountaineering photography, but he also happens to be…

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New Product for 2015

Imagine the world’s largest vacuum cleaner convention. Suits, ties, slick salespeople and some schmarmy, red-carpeted, faux-pillared and gold-embossed convention center on the outskirts of Vegas that was last renovated in 1977. Take the exact opposite of all that (except the…

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Discovering Alaska

Editor’s note: The world lost one of it’s brightest smiles on September 29th, 2014, when climber, skier, friend and effervescent fountain of stoke Liz Daley was caught in an avalanche while descending Cerro Vespignani in Chile. We’d just begun working…

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Behind the Scenes on the Mira Sleeping Bag video

When you hear, “We flew into Vegas and picked up an RV for a four-day video shoot in the desert,” you might conjure-up some sort of wild, Fear and Loathing-style debauchery. But if you did, you’d be wrong. Of course,…

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A “Beary” Scary Encounter

Story and Photos By Dan Oberlatz As my bare feet were swallowed  by the sulfurous mud, it took an almost vocal effort to contain the fear that was welling up my gut.  I was facing one of those moments that…

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Part 2: Climbing in the Winds

Story and Photos By Chris Bangs Read Part 1: The Bike Ride. Aug. 14, Day 10. Mile 382 Justene and I arrived at the Big Sandy Trailhead in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Cycling the last 20 miles, up…

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Part 1: The Bike Ride

Story and Photos by Christopher Bangs I applied for the AAC Live Your Dream Grant to go on a human-powered expedition from Bozeman, Montana to the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. My wife Justene Sweet and I would be riding…

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Winterizing Your Gear

There are a bunch of reasons glaciers have found a home here in the Northwest, draped heavily on the shoulders of our beloved Cascades, and snow events like we just had are one of them. Multiple feet of snow fell…

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