Here’s how to pack like a pro for a day in the winter mountains.
The technological advancements that ushered in a new era of snowshoe design.
Travel Chaos Our Pakistan expedition started out with high stress levels, to say the least. Our bags were painstakingly packed—gear organized, packed, organized again, double-checked, and repacked. As we celebrated our last night in the US with some friends in Denver, Colorado before catching our morning flight, Allen received a terrible email—our flight was canceled! When we had started planning our expeditions to Pakistan’s Karakoram range, we figured it’d be a long shot in light of ever-changing COVID restrictions and complications. We kept a hawk-eye on climbers that we saw were getting into Pakistan and bombarded them with questions. Countless hours were spent trying to communicate with officials in Pakistan and researching any info we could find online. Months prior we had booked our flights and now tickets were thousands…
A closer look at MSR’s cold-weather tent for mountaineers, alpinists and backcountry skiers.
All canister stoves suffer in cold temps. A pressure regulator helps mitigate that, improving boil times across a range of conditions.
A great day of snowshoeing can hinge on a good set of comfortable, well-fitting bindings.
An easy step-by-step guide for selecting the perfect pair.
Backcountry skier, snowshoer, mountaineer? We’ll help you find the right shelter for your pursuit.
Oscar Wilde said, “If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment.” Long before living a nomad life, I had wanted to be a software engineer. But when I became one, it felt like a punishment. It is not to say that a Ph.D. in computer science and a software development career in Germany were not dreams that came true. But those dreams were no longer mine. Now, I have no career, permanent address, fixed phone number, bank balance, spouse or kids. Everything I own fits inside my bicycle panniers. Every day is a new adventure. Despite all the uncertainties and difficulties I face on the road, I find a new home, a new…