February 20, 2018

Johanna Under The Ice – NOWNESS

I saw this haunting short film on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in 2018. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

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hiking Ausangate hut-to-hut

The Ausangate Circuit in Peru is one of our top 10 hikes in the world. You can now do Ausangate without a tent with a company called Andean Lodges. To avoid altitude sickness, they recommend a 10 day itinerary: DAY 1: FLIGHT TO CUSCO + CITY TOUR DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY DAY 3: TRIP TO […]

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Patagonia Action Works

… the brand launched Patagonia Action Works, an online tool for activists and would-be volunteers to connect with organizations fighting for environmental issues. And to help lift the program off the ground, Patagonia will embark on a two-month, nationwide tour to help mobilize local groups and individuals. … GearJunkie Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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10 long distance hiking trails

1. Appalachian Trail 2. GR10 3. Greater Patagonian Trail 4. Te Araroa Trail 5. Rim of Africa Trail 6. Tokai Nature Trail 7. Great Divide Trail 8. E1 European Long-Distance Path 9. South West Coast Path 10. Great Himalaya Trail Long-distance hiking trail from around the world to tackle in 2018 The article uses one […]

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starting Nahuel Huapi Traverse today

by site editor Rick McCharles  One of the most popular overnight hikes in Argentina. It’s conveniently close to Bariloche. I can take a city bus up to Villa Catedral Ski Resort to start. I’ll likely do the Traverse in 4 days, 3 nights — skipping the Frey refuge as I couldn’t get a booking. It’s filled […]

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recommended – Hydrophobic Down or HydroDown™

… down insulation has been treated with a durable water repellent that enables the down to dry quicker and resist water for longer. While Hydrophobic down jackets are by no means waterproof, this is a big step forward … The main benefits are: Dries faster. Repels water for longer. Retains Loft even when damp, to […]

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my hiking jacket – Columbia OutDry Ex Gold

Top layer is the new Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Gold Interchange Jacket.  It’s fairly heavy with the removable Omni-Heat Reflective inner layer. For most hikes, I’ll leave that liner at home carrying only the 2 layer shell. I tested it in the rain while cycling. With seam tape it feels entirely waterproof. And it’s reasonably light. It has no pit zips. […]

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Mountain – a film

Jennifer Peedon’s MOUNTAIN is visually gorgeous. Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube. madmanfilms.com.au/mountain

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hiking Fitz Roy, Laguna Torre and Perito Moreno Glacier

Backpacker’s Review was in Chile December 2017 to trek some of the best hikes in the world: We spent two nights in El Chalten and hiked to Laguna de Los Tres (13.6 miles, +/- 3,200 feet of elevation) and to Laguna Torre (12.6 miles, +/- 1,700 feet of elevation). Then, we spent two nights in El […]

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movie – first kayak descent in Greenland

Into Twin Galaxies These three are crazy. Erik Boomer, Ben Stookesberry and Sarah McNair-Landry. National Geographic: The intrepid trio, composed of previous Adventurers of the Year, kite-skied across the Greenland ice sheet and paddled the first descent of a wild Arctic river to win our first ever Hall of Fame award. … Click PLAY or watch […]

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