It wasn’t meant to be

American mountaineering great Ed Viesturs once said, “Getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory.” This is some of the best advice anyone could give when it comes to any hike. The mountain will be there another day. That being said this report unfortunately isn’t about our... Read More ››

Seven Sisters Trail Race 2011: Planning My Revenge

The Seven Sisters Trail Race is the hardest physical challenge that I have ever faced but there is nothing quite like it so it is one of my favorite events. Completing it creates a feeling of happiness that rivals Christmas, winning the lottery or any other joyous day. Last... Read More ››

The good stuff

The good stuff. It’s out there if you know where to look. For me, at least at work, the good stuff is all about talent. And when you find it where it’s least expected… well, it’s just like in the movies. You hear background music and see some fx... Read More ››

Employee Spotlight: At 61, Rick Lesser runs the Boston Marathon in 3:50

Eastern Mountain Sports Store Planning Manager, Rick Lesser completed the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon but the journey began in 2009. “I was coming up on my 60th birthday,” Rick explained “and I figured I should probably run one more marathon before it’s too late. No stranger to 5K and... Read More ››

The Conservation Alliance: The heart of the outdoor industry

It all started at the San Francisco International Airport. Employees from Kelty, REI, Patagonia and The North Face were waiting for a flight when the topic of conversations shifted from the nature of each other’s business to nature itself and the need for all outdoor businesses to give something... Read More ››

Spring Skiing: Eat Your Leftovers!

There are some folks who suffer through winter counting the days until they can sip their double mocha iced lattes on an outdoor patio on Newbury Street. If you’re one of those folks then you can stop reading now: this article isn’t for you. For those of us who... Read More ››

Greetings from Spain

Greetings from Spain

Hello to my fellow friends of Eastern Mountain Sports from Spain!!!  We have now been here for almost two weeks and have been truly loving it.  This is one of my favorite countries to climb in due to the amazing cliffs, the most motivated people on the planet and... Read More ››

It’s Not About the Hike

Hey, I just want everyone to know about my two fantastic friends. Why? They have a book! A book about hiking! It’s Not About the Hike: http://www.its-not-about-the-hike.com/book/book.html Now don’t go looking at me all shifty-eyed like that. If you have ever been on a mountain, or in a canyon,... Read More ››

Warm Weather Goals

Have you noticed that the days are getting warmer and the sun is shining a little longer? Spring has arrived and summer is coming but no season lasts long in New England. We could be back to snowy forecasts in just over 4 months so time is of the... Read More ››

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