Archives / 2011 / November

Make the city your playground!

Make the city your playground!

Uncategorized

That’s our motto in NYC. You see, 44 years ago we were founded (by climbers) in a city and 28 years ago we first moved into NYC. So, while we certainly play a great deal in the mountains and waters outside... Read More »

Pre-Thanksgiving Telemark Session

Pre-Thanksgiving Telemark Session

Winter Sports

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’m a bit of a ski addict. Ever since I snuck in my first turns of the season, I’ve been obsessively tracking the weather, watching the highs and looking for any... Read More »

Crampons vs. Microspikes (and the bruises to prove it)

Crampons vs. Microspikes (and the bruises to prove it)

Backpacking / Winter Sports

These are not crampons. They’re Kahtoola MICROspikes, and they’re awesome. And there’s a reason they’re listed under “Winter Traction,” not under Ice Climbing Gear/Crampons on EMS’ website. For comparison’s sake, check out the aggression factor on these Black Diamond... Read More »

First Tracks

First Tracks

Winter Sports

Virgin snow, untouched by humans. Many people strive for it. To be the first person on the snow, to be the one to make the first tracks. You hear skiers talking about it all of the time. There is... Read More »

Expand your horizons of cooking on a Whisperlite

Expand your horizons of cooking on a Whisperlite

Backpacking

When I’m camping, I have no control over whether it is going to rain the entire time, whether it is going to get really cold, and so many other things.  The one thing I do have complete control over... Read More »

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