Climbing

June 25, 2019

“It’s Flat” and Other Nonsense We’ve Told Newbies

Two people sit on the ground, a huge snowy mountain is behind them.

“It’s the desert,” I told my partner a few weeks ago, exasperated. “It’s totally flat.” Their eyes rolled back in their head so far I almost didn’t think they’d come back again. “I’ve heard that before,” they sighed. I wanted to protest, but thinking back, I could see that they were right. I’ve both cycled […]

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June 11, 2019

How to Travel Through the Desert Like a Pro

Tarp tent set up in the desert, short rocky mountains behind.

The desert creates a sense of awe with its gravity-defying rock formations, ancient cultural artifacts and endless expanse of life living on the edge. However, the desert can also be an unforgiving place. Many uninitiated visitors find themselves in a hostile environment caked in dust and dirt, and filled with challenge. I sat down with […]

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May 15, 2019

10. I’ll Spare You the Platitudes

Corey’s dad introduced him to climbing and the outdoors. In 2010, Corey’s dad …
April 15, 2019

9: Shit in the Woods

The thing you should know about eating disorders is that they don’t really …
April 1, 2019

REI Introduces Adventures for Pets

REI Adventures has been guiding people on adventure travel trips for more than 30 years. Whether it’s cycling the winding roads of Zion National Park, exploring the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands or trekking through the Himalaya, REI guides have earned a reputation for delighting wanderers with excursions across the globe. Today, REI […]

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March 15, 2019

8: The Heart of the Matter

Matt is the editor-in-chief of Climbing Magazine, a published author, a husband, a …
March 11, 2019

Gear Review: Outdoor Research

My Outdoor Research Helium II became an essential part of my climbing day …
February 19, 2019

Climbing Doesn’t Change You

I recently had the privilege to be a social media guest contributor for …
February 15, 2019

7: Why Not Now

Fact: fear stops so much of what we do. But after one life-altering …