Tag outdoor industry

The Customer Is Always Right

Maybe you’ve heard this one: Ski resort patron approaches lift ticket kiosk on Powder Day of the Century and demands…

Is Mountaineering Sexy?

I think there’s nothing that feels more rad than picking your way up a ridgeline, trailing a rope, pulling your…

The Things That Make Us

In the weeks leading up to my wedding in 2007, my hair was a little long for my parents’ taste.…

Girly Girls And Manly Men

In a conversation a few weeks ago, a climber friend of mine described herself as “not super-girly.” Her expanded definition…

Gear of the Year 2012

There’s nothing better than some shit-hot new gear to spend your hard-earned dollars on, is there? Technological advances in apparel…

In Defense Of Denver

A handful of Saturday mornings, I have driven out of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood juggling a bowl of granola on…

Review: Petzl Ultra Wide

Petzl designed the Ultra Wide headlamp for “activities like caving.” I’m not a caver, but I’ll tell you what this…