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Vasu Sojitra: ‘Out on a Limb’

“His talent pretty much exceeds most any skier I’ve ever seen.” Adaptive skier, Vasu Sojitra, stars in ‘Out On A Limb’ profiling his inspiring story as he ventures into the backcountry to summit peaks, explore avalanche zones, send cliffs, and ski deep powder lines—all completely unassisted. Filmed in the Chic-Choc Mountain range and Vermont’s backcountry, Vasu shows that the only limits are those we place on ourselves.

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Big City Mountaineers ‘Try-On’ Program

Big City Mountaineers (BCM) transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.

Columbia is a long-term partner with BCM because of our shared commitment to getting kids outside. This Fall we are excited to partner with BCM through our unique “Try Columbia and Introduce Urban Teens to the Outdoors” initiative.

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People: Smiling Runners

We love to run— muddy trails, wet roads. It doesn’t matter just give us time to kick.

That’s why we’re almost always bummed with the covers of most running magazines. They don’t really capture the true experience of running. You know the images of which we speak. The photo of that perfect runner, frozen mid-stride, smiling gleefully at the camera, with not a drop of visible sweat, not a hair out of place, not a single crease or spec of dirt to distract from the glimmering newness of their apparel and shoes? No one really looks like that while they’re running.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part VI

It took about five months to work my way across the country, but after I returned from Alaska–the literal and spiritual end of my westward wandering–I was ready to be home. I drove from Seattle to Washington, D.C., in a week, and completed the final 1,300 miles in a single, sleepless stretch.  These are a few of the spots that demanded I pause the rabid sprint back to the east coast, and they remind me that even when you’ve got somewhere to be, it’s still all in the journey.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part V

Part V: From SoCal to the Northern Lights

Henry Miller famously spent time writing at Big Sur. So did Jack Kerouac. Hunter Thompson, too. So of course, I had to go.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part IV

It was the desert that changed things.

I’d been on the road almost two months when I reached the Lone Star State, and that’s when everything became new. I’d already camped my way down the East Coast from D.C., hiked across wild beaches in the Outer Banks, stared down ravenous deer in the Smokies, and eaten my way through New Orleans. It was all amazing, but I was born in the South and so it was also all familiar.

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People: 5 Questions With Bob Izumi

Bob Izumi is Canada’s most popular fishing personality and one of the foremost spokespersons on the sport. For nearly 30-years his weekly Real Fishing Show has educated and entertained legions of anglers, both young and old, on the finer points of fishing.

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A Man And A Minivan: Part III

If you haven’t gone camping in 15 years, nature can seem like a pretty scary place…

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A Man And A Minivan: Part II

By Robert Walton

A collection of images from our wanderlustful journalist Robert Walton, taken along his months-long exploration of this wandering country, as seen from the seat of his converted van.

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A Man And A Minivan, Part: I

A Man and a Mini-Van: 15,000 Miles, 6 Months And One Big Country

By Robert Walton

Robert Walton is an accomplished journalist and photographer who walked away from a stable nine-to-five job as a news editor to drive across the country and start the #TryingStuff lifestyle.  This is his story.

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