Category Archives: Climbing Accessories

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING AND CAMPING

Wondering what to bring hiking? Even if you’re only planning to be out for a few hours on a day hike, it’s important to pack some essential items. Weather can change quickly outdoors, and something as simple as a rolled ankle might mean you’re out longer than expected. The essentials for hiking and camping (or […]

Tips for Hiking in Cold and Wet Weather

A combination of driving rain, high winds, and temperatures just above freezing, represents some of the most challenging weather that a hiker can face. In these conditions, hypothermia and frostbite (if the thermometer subsequently drops below 0°C / 32°F) are a very real possibility. Thankfully, cold-related maladies are far easier to prevent than they are […]

What gear do you need to climb outdoors?

If you’ve never climbed before or have only climbed indoors, the equipment used for tackling real rock can seem mysterious, exciting and expensive. You don’t need to melt your credit card just yet, though. It’s always best to start climbing outdoors in the company of an experienced climber. You could join a club, book a course, hire […]

STYLISH AND COMFORTABLE HIKING OUTFITS FOR WOMEN

Getting out into the great outdoors and going for a hike can be an incredible experience. There’s the fresh air, the endorphins from exercise, and all those fantastic views providing the perfect Instagram backdrop. But, finding the ideal outfit to wear hiking can be a challenge. After all, striking the right balance between fashion and […]

10 ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR OUTDOOR CLIMBS

Having the right gear for outdoor climbs can help make your first experience a lot less scary. For many people, outdoor climbing is an incredible escape from the industrialized world, and we highly recommend that everyone tries it at least once. Even if you usually train in the climbing gym to improve your fitness, outdoor […]

Your Essential Winter Hiking Checklist

Hiking isn’t just for warm weather. Especially in the Hudson Valley, where vistas are treasures and well-protected forests can feel like untouched wonderlands, winter hiking is worthwhile. “The sky is so blue, the leaves are off the trees, the views can be more pronounced, the environment in general is a lot more simplified,” says Rich […]

10 Essentials of Hiking

What are the 10 Essentials of Hiking, you ask. The 10 essentials of hiking are the items you should bring with you on every single hike. They are a collection of items that can help you in the event of an emergency, sudden weather changes, or unexpected delays such as getting lost or turned around. 1. […]

22 THINGS TO DO IN WHISTLER IN WINTER

Whistler in the winter is basically Disneyland for skiers – a huge world-class resort with seemingly endless terrain. But there is so much more to winter in Whistler than skiing. Read the list below to get the locals low-down on the best things to do in Whistler in winter. Skiing and Snowboarding in Whistler 1. […]

Climb to Train—How to Improve by Simply Climbing

At age 32, after 13 years of climbing, I’ve seen things change. When I started, there were only a few bouldering gyms in the country, chalk was just chalk, and 5.13 was considered hard. One change I’ve noticed recently is a widespread enthusiasm for training. Climbers often ask me, “What’s the fastest way to reach […]

The 15 Best Hiking Backpacks For Outdoor Adventure

Hiking, even when broken down into short stretches or day hikes, can be a very strenuous activity. After all, you’re asking your body to help you traverse uneven, often hilly terrain — requiring much more physicality than most people see in their normal day-to-day lives. At the very least, that exertion requires that you bring water with […]