Director of Toughness Lauren Steele and 2 Mt. Hood guides in icy conditions

  Some call this a dream job. Many don’t. Whoever says there are no second chances didn’t know that Columbia is now taking applications for what’s arguably the best job in the world. Last year, Columbia created two positions for Director of Toughness. The unique position was designed to allow two adventures the chance to

Girls jumping into water

  Like the guitar riff to Purple Haze, or the sound of rolling thunder after lightning hits, a Little Black Dress commands attention. You’re headed out for a week in the backcountry or a long day hike—chances are you’ll celebrate your accomplishment with a good meal and cold drink. Are you going to wear your sweaty

Beautiful winter landscape Snow on the top of Alps Mountains

“Cold Man Winter did seem to be on vacation last year thanks to a very strong El Niño, but this year he’s back . . .” – Editor Peter Geiger, Philom. A couple of weeks ago, Farmers’ Almanac released their 2017 anniversary edition with its usual eclectic mix of weather, astronomy, humor, and everyday life

Austrian Mountain Landscape

Pierre works for Columbia in France. His job is in finance, but he’s a big outdoor fan. He’s running the OCC® for the second time—this time his wife is running alongside him. The finish line should be a joyous occasion as Pierre is the proud father of three daughters who hopefully will be there to

Laguna Paron And Piramide Peak In The Peruvian Andes

There are more ways than one when hiking Cordillera Blanca in Peru. As mountain adventure destinations go, the Cordillera Blanca of Peru are unrivaled in South America. Extending almost 180 kilometers (122 miles) long and largely included in Huascarán National Park, the Cordillera Blanca houses 663 glaciers (29 at over 6,000 meters or 19,685 feet)

Home brew beer ingredients

Here are 3 beer styles you should try this Fall. For foodies, fall brings forth the glories of root veggies (roasted, pureed, and broiled) and the growing promise of soothing, colder-weather fare. For beer nerds, it means saying goodbye to the lower-octane, easy-drinking beers of the warmer months and diving head-first into the exciting variety

Misty mountain in China

So Edward, a Columbia athlete from China who is competing in the UTMB®, has a trail running origin story that almost feels like something from Hollywood. At the age of 37, his doctor told him he needed to lose some weight. He started road running and then trail running four years ago, and now is