Columbia’s Directors of Toughness climb the active volcano, Avachinsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This is the gear that got them to the top. Faith WOMEN’S JACKET OF ALL TRADES™ INTERCHANGE JACKET – As its name implies, this ultra-versatile 3-in-1 jacket can do it all, from seriously cold conditions to a mild chill, from the wild outdoorsContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness climb the active volcano, Avachinsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Can they battle the unpredictability and make it to the top? For the Love of Mountains: From Shasta to Avachinsky “Each step forward comes with a half step back.” The Essential Gear for your Next Adventure “This was a clutch piece forContinue reading

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There are 30 plus active volcanos on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. Our next testing mission would have us attempt to conquer the 8,993-foot summit of Avachinsky. The volcanos in this region are known all over the world for behaving exactly like we all imagine stereotypical volcanos do – they erupt, regularly! When we met our guideContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. Will they overcome the physical and emotional challenges of mountaineering? Follow their journey up the mountain and learn from their experiences: LEARN THE LINGO: A GLOSSARY FOR NEWBIE MOUNTAINEERS Sometimes just not being able to follow the conversation can be intimidating, so if you’re also aContinue reading

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For the second part of our Pacific Northwest road trip, Faith and I would be heading further south to make an attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. Arriving in the small town on the base of Mt. Shasta, it’s impossible to ignore the 14,000-ft. peak bursting from the landscape and towering over the town. On aContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. This is the gear that got them through the physical and emotional challenges of mountaineering. Faith Briggs WOMEN’S NORTHERN GROUND™ HALF ZIP FLEECE SHIRT – Built with body-mapping seam lines in premium Polartec® stretch fleece, this performance long sleeve serves up breathable warmth and move-with-you comfort forContinue reading

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