Ouray, Colorado Where to Climb: Ouray Ice Park. This canyon is an ice climber’s paradise! It is filled with over 200 manmade ice and mixed climbs. Most climbs are within a 15-minute walk from the park entrance and thanks to efforts by the volunteers over the past year, almost all climbs now feature permanent anchor chains.Continue reading

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  Ice is Nice—Even When You Are Sleeping Ice is beautiful. It glistens in the sun and glows in the moonlight. Most of us have walked on ice, slipped on ice, climbed ice or asked for more ice in our cocktails. But there’s nothing like sleeping in ice. Igloos have been around for thousands ofContinue reading

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This week on Gert’s Garage, we talk Macklemore, OutDry Extreme ECO Jacket and share our favorite plastic bottle recycling hacks. Inside The Episode: From the studio to the stage, Macklemore is Tested Tough. The iconic Pacific Northwest hip hop artist shares his love for his hometown, the outdoors, and Mount Rainier National Park. What’s aContinue reading

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In the middle of summer, the Yukon doesn’t seem like such an unforgiving place—the sun is warm, the days are long, everything is green and the flowers are in bloom. In the middle of winter, however, it’s a much different story. The sun does not warm you and getting wet could mean death. At 40Continue reading

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There are only a few places on Earth as wild and magnificent as Canada’s Yukon. The vast territory is about the size of California, and home to fewer than 40,000 people, nearly 30,000 of who live in the historic town of Whitehorse. That means there you are pretty much guaranteed an adventure without crowd—just youContinue reading

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Three Tips to Finding the Best Place to Ski on a Resort Nothing registers more excitement than getting to the top of a mountain and priming for your first run at a new ski resort. The entire landscape lies before you, a maze of interconnecting trails, chairlifts, gondolas, cat tracks, and the heavenly shelter ofContinue reading

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