By Mark Chase @markjameschase I have to admit that when it was announced that I was heading back to the United Kingdom for my first trip as Director of Toughness, I honestly was shocked. Although, I should probably know better by now than to try and second guess what Columbia has in store for me andContinue reading

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Exercise is great both for kids and adults. But it’s hard to muster much enthusiasm to get outdoors on cold, dark winter mornings. The answer? Take up a snow sport, whether it is alpine skiing (downhill), snowboarding, cross-country (Nordic or Skate), or even snowshoeing. Sure, there’s some commitment involved with learning and gearing up, butContinue reading

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Zombies were a plague upon humanity long before AMCs The Walking Dead staggered into their Sunday night time slot. And, to be honest, we gravitate toward the more tongue-in-cheek (or should we say tongue-in-brain) splatter-punk dark humor that was part of the genres DNA (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead) long before the cable networksContinue reading

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The Blue Hole in Belize, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the marine park surrounding the entire island nation of Bonaire-the scuba diving enthusiast doesn’t suffer from a lack of options. In fact, some of the globe’s most compelling sites can easily get lost in the embarrassing riches that characterize the sport, which is perhaps why PalauContinue reading

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Snow has already started to pummel the mountains of North America, and the forecasts for the season ahead have inspired superlatives that bely the traditionally conservative weatherman. And we say, bring it on. But there’s one other hurtle to clear as we get ready for the impending ski season: the deadline for landing a killerContinue reading

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We scoured the globe for two people who could prove they can test gear in the most unforgiving conditions on Planet Earth and tell the world about it. We hired two people to be the ultimate testers, world travelers, glacier climbers, brand ambassadors, social media gurus, nature photographers and spelunkers all-in-one. And we’ve found theContinue reading

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