Tomonori Araki never says never as he participates in his first UTMB® race. Some parents slow down after having a family, but Tomonori Araki manages to juggle children, work, and training. This father of two squeezes in training runs on his neighborhood trails on the outskirts of Tokyo—in addition to a full-time job with Montrail in

Woman Scuba Diving Over Huge Reef

  Open a new world of possibilities worth exploring through scuba diving. With the exception of wing suits, nothing comes closer to the feeling of flight than scuba diving—the weightlessness you feel when you’ve mastered the ability to glide forward, back, up, or down with a few flicks of your fins is a singular and magical

Fly fishing Freshwater Trust

  Get to know a group of bold problem solvers trying to protect and restore America’s freshwater resources. Freshwater ecosystems make up less than 1 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and incredibly, support more than 100,000 unique species. Yet freshwater ecosystems are among the world’s most endangered. Climate change, pollution and other human impacts

View over Alpstein and Rhine Valley

Running for Thomas Notz creates a deep satisfaction for him. Thomas Notz is the marketing manager in Switzerland and Austria for Columbia. He trains in the mountains near Zurich—but his favorite runs are on the Üetliberg, with its panoramic views of the mighty Alps and beautiful Lake Zurich. This year he’s competing in the UTMB®

Eric Brummel

We asked our Instagram audience to show us their best night photos. Whether you’re inspired by the stars, moon, your campfire or crew, we want to see the world through your eyes. For those who don’t know about our Instagram challenges, first we must say, shame on you. We are only joking, mildly (as we glare

Woman walking across bridge in rainforest

When it comes to witnessing nature at its most lush, nothing is quite as iconic as a tropical rainforest—and arguably just and daunting. There’s the weather—the rain, of course…but also the humidity and unbearable heat. There’s the dangerous wildlife (snakes, bugs, and bigger threats like crocs, bear, or jaguars) and the equally intimidating flora, both

backcountry happy hour

Bring the local bar with you when camping. While most everyone enjoys a cold drink after a long day on the trail or playing outside, you can’t necessarily pull into your favorite local bar when camping. While cold beer is always refreshing, on longer or backcountry trips it’s less feasible. But thanks to a hearty plethora