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Winter Running Shoe Review: Icebug Certo-L BUGrip

As an avid winter runner, I was excited when Swedish company Icebug (icebug.se/en) offered to send a review sample of Certo-L BUGrip shoes. In winter …

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Beneath Cold Seas.

Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

David Hall, University of Washington Press, 2011, 160 pages An incredible photographic showcase of marine life of the Pacific Northwest, “Beneath Cold Seas” offers spectacular …

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The Last Hours On Everest.

Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory and Irvine’s Fatal Ascent

Graham Hoyland, Collins, 2013, 310 pages The year 2013 seems to be the year of Everest in the outdoor adventure publishing world. Being the 60th …

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Buying New Ski Gear – Alpine Boots

Brad Naccarato spent 3 seasons in Colorado as a certified alpine skiing instructor and has a combined 10 years of ski retail experience here in …

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Outdoor Adventure Holiday Gift Guide – Gear Giving Ideas from Local Shops

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the right gift for that “outdoorsy” type on your list, never fear. We …

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Editor’s Outdoor Gear Picks

OTM Tested, Holiday Approved  Patagonia Activist Shoes Looking for a lightweight, super comfortable, water-resistant sneaker-style shoe that you won’t want (or need) to take off …

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Buying New Ski Gear:

Alpine Bindings Brad Naccarato spent 3 seasons in Colorado as a certified alpine skiing instructor and has a combined 10 years of ski retail experience …

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The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies on One of North America’s Greatest Mountains

Dee Molenaar, The Mountaineers Books, 4th Edition, 2011, 430 pages The definitive book concerning the mountaineering history and essence of Mount Rainier is Dee Molenaar’s …

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Phillip Connors, Ecco, 2012, 272 pages Grand Prize Winner Banff Mountain Book Festival 2012 Fire Season’s selection as the winner of the Phillys and Don …

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Buying New Ski Gear—Alpine Skis

Brad Naccarato spent 3 seasons in Colorado as a certified alpine skiing instructor and has a combined 10 years of ski retail experience here in …

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