On their most recent mission, our Directors of Toughness head to our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest where they brave the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. Here’s the gear that got them through some rough waters: Faith Briggs WOMEN’S OUTDRY™ EX GOLD TECH SHELL JACKET: The Titanium OutDry Ex Gold Tech shell is like breathableContinue reading

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As has been the case for many of our activities as Columbia’s Directors of Toughness, I had never really given kayaking much thought. As daft as it may seem, I didn’t even really know that river trips existed for people who didn’t own boats. You would be surprised at how inclusive a river trip canContinue reading

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On their most recent mission, the Directors of Toughness brave the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. Follow our Directors of Toughness as they head to our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest where they navigate the whitewater rapids of the Klamath River. River Time: Exploring the Pacific Northwest We moved from eddy to rapid,Continue reading

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“I thought Las Vegas was ugly,” said Germaine, “but we hiked out to that little waterfall, I didn’t think we had stuff like that in Vegas.” Though it only took twenty minutes to drive out to the trailhead from Germaine’s school, the day we spent with Outside Las Vegas and Leaders in Training was hisContinue reading

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You know that feeling you get when you step off an airplane somewhere exotic and the warm air hits you square in the face…? Well that’s how this latest Directors of Toughness testing mission started, after leaving the wind and rain in Portland behind us. Co-Director of Toughness, Faith Briggs and I arrived in LasContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness put our gear to the test in the extreme and unrelenting heat of Death Valley National Park. Here are their top picks for surviving the heat: FAITH BRIGGS WOMEN’S TITAN ICE™ HOODIE: Built with sweat-wicking, super-cooling technology and 4-way comfort stretch, this sleek performance hoodie keeps you cool and dry on steepContinue reading

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