India. I hated it upon first arrival. I was a jet lagged unprepared American and it was 4 am. I spoke no Indian. I smelled of recycled air and privilege. With a fax number for my hotel contact and a vague mile long street location, I was downright lucky the kind and patient taxi driver… Read More

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Shoshala, the cliff luring us to this side of the Himachal Pradesh, loomed straight over head. This was Option Number One. It was first climbed by a Finnish team a few springs ago. Their climb, mixed with many bolts, opened a series of corners and small cracks on the south-center aspect of this spearheaded peak…. Read More

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Photos & text by Chris Weidner A bag is a bag is a bag … right? Not really. Sure, a duffel bag doesn’t have as many variables as most outdoor gear. But that just means the ones it does have — size, weight, durability, ease of use — really matter. On a trip to Newfoundland… Read More

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