For this week’s @Columbia1938 Instagram Challenge our friends at the National Park Foundation will judge all your inspiring entries and choose their favorites. The challenge is dedicated to our beautiful National Parks and falling in love with them – over and over again. We want to preserve and protect these parks for future generations, so show your love withContinue reading

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THIS MONTH’S #OMNITALK IS A LOVE LETTER TO OUR NATIONAL PARKS. We’d like for you to share your love for our National Parks with stories from your adventures and experiences in the parks. On the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30AM PST, we hold an #OMNItalk where we ask our Twitter audience about specific topics that inspire and encourage. TheContinue reading

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For eight weeks each summer, an unlikely flight operates weekly. It leaves from Anchorage, Alaska and touches down in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Though it’s only a four-hour flight, you cross the international date line and find yourself twenty-one hours in the future, in a place that feels like you’ve journeyedContinue reading

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Columbia’s Directors of Toughness climb the active volcano, Avachinsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This is the gear that got them to the top. Faith WOMEN’S JACKET OF ALL TRADES™ INTERCHANGE JACKET – As its name implies, this ultra-versatile 3-in-1 jacket can do it all, from seriously cold conditions to a mild chill, from the wild outdoorsContinue reading

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Our Directors of Toughness climb the active volcano, Avachinsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Can they battle the unpredictability and make it to the top? For the Love of Mountains: From Shasta to Avachinsky “Each step forward comes with a half step back.” The Essential Gear for your Next Adventure “This was a clutch piece forContinue reading

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There are 30 plus active volcanos on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. Our next testing mission would have us attempt to conquer the 8,993-foot summit of Avachinsky. The volcanos in this region are known all over the world for behaving exactly like we all imagine stereotypical volcanos do – they erupt, regularly! When we met our guideContinue reading

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