You might recognize these photos of the recent total solar eclipse – they’ve been floating around the internet and catching a lot of buzz. We’ve got the scoop on capturing this incredible moment from GoalZero ambassador, photographer and climber, Ted Hesser and commercial adventure photographer, Andrew Studer. This is what chasing the eclipse is allContinue reading

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For this week’s @Columbia1938 Instagram Challenge we will have our friends at Travel Oregon judge all your beautiful photos and choose their favorites. The challenge is dedicated to preserving the magnificence of our home state, Oregon and inspiring people to get outside and find what makes Oregon special to them: #FindYourOregon The Pacific Northwest has quickly gained popularity andContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. Will they overcome the physical and emotional challenges of mountaineering? Follow their journey up the mountain and learn from their experiences: LEARN THE LINGO: A GLOSSARY FOR NEWBIE MOUNTAINEERS Sometimes just not being able to follow the conversation can be intimidating, so if you’re also aContinue reading

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For the second part of our Pacific Northwest road trip, Faith and I would be heading further south to make an attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. Arriving in the small town on the base of Mt. Shasta, it’s impossible to ignore the 14,000-ft. peak bursting from the landscape and towering over the town. On aContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness attempt to summit Mt. Shasta. This is the gear that got them through the physical and emotional challenges of mountaineering. Faith Briggs WOMEN’S NORTHERN GROUND™ HALF ZIP FLEECE SHIRT – Built with body-mapping seam lines in premium Polartec® stretch fleece, this performance long sleeve serves up breathable warmth and move-with-you comfort forContinue reading

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We woke up at 3am for our alpine start, pulled on all of our layers (five for me) and drank strong coffee. I secured my crampons, adjusted my headlamp and fell into step behind our Shasta Mountain guides, Eric and Jenna. This was the beginning of what would be twelve hours of putting one footContinue reading

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