Black Bear and Big Fat Larry tracks. Down by the river about 2.5 straight line miles from our house.
“I’m a sucker for knock-you-upside-the-head grandeur as much as the next guy, but over the years I’ve learned to prefer slightly less spectacular places with wilder character, where the animals don’t come for handouts, they come for prey. That’s Kishenehn.” –Aaron Teasdale “While every day in the teeming lands around Kishenehn carries the unpredictable, kinetic […]
Photo from the excellent Fat-bike.com. Interbike is over, so Surly released the full geometry of the Krampus. And it looks good. 2006 18″ Karate Monkey 2007 large Leviathan (3″, w/100mm suspension fork) 2011 17″ Mukluk 2013 medium Krampus Eff TT* 23.6 23.8 23.6 24 Standover* 32.5 29.7 29.44 31.5 HTA 71.5 70 70 69.5 STA […]
The search for an ideal main fleet shelter continues. I was never entirely happy with the Shangrila 2: lack of broadside wind stability and the need for two poles. What floor space it does present is quite useable (and Golite is foolish if the rumors of it being discontinued are true), but there isn’t all […]
The progression of adventure films generally, and for today of climbing films in particular, has nothing to do with harder, faster, or higher. It has to do with saying things, with better bringing into focus the import such pursuits have on our lives, and by extension, the world at large. This being the case, Abyss […]
The Camp Corsa is light. 10oz flat in 70cm. It self-arrests and belays pretty well. If that is all you need in an axe, which is to say you’ll carry it a lot, use it occasionally, and climb with it hardly at all, then the Corsa will suit you well. If you plan on climbing […]
Kyle Skaggs (L) and Krupikachu headed for the podium after co-winning the 2008 Red Hot 50k. Anton Krupicka (kru-pitch-ka, the nickname comes from a hilarious Irunfar interview) is the most influential ultra and mountain runner in the United States. And not so much for his race results, which though impressive leave you wondering if you’re […]