About Gear Junkie
GearJunkie.com, launched in 2006, is regarded as a top blog and online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoors world. The site contains thousands of pages of content -- gear reviews, news, travel and adventure stories, a video section, photo galleries, and giveaway contests. The site's "Daily Dose" blog is often cited as a top source for industry news and product reviews. Gear Junkie is owned and operated by Monopoint Media LLC, a company founded in 2006 by Regenold and two business partners. Download our media kit here.
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History of Gear Junkie
Gear Junkie was founded in 2002 as a newspaper column by Stephen Regenold, a Minneapolis-based journalist. The weekly column, which brings in-depth outdoors product reviews to a national consumer audience, is syndicated via a network of newspapers, magazines, and web sites to reach millions of readers each week.
About Stephen Regenold
As a world-traveling adventurer and journalist, Regenold has climbed, skied, biked and raced from the jungles of interior Belize to fjords in Norway, including mountaineering expeditions, marathons, the Ironman, and an ultra-endurance race that stretched 400 miles across a desert. From 2005 to 2008, Regenold traveled, reported, wrote and published more than 50 stories in the New York Times. He lives in Minneapolis, Minn., with his wife, Tara, three young children, and a 90-pound Weimaraner named Rodney.
Regenold is a freelance correspondent for New York Times. See an archive of his Times work here:
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- Key athletic events / expeditions:
- Primal Quest Utah 2006
- Arrowhead Ultra 135 winter race (9th place)
- Ironman (2005)
- Mount Rainier (2004)
- Mount Whitney (2003)
- Maah Daah Hey Trail (30-hour finish time)
- Devils Tower, Wyo. (nine summit climbs)
- Rogaine Orienteering (multiple events)
- Skied "Corbet's Couloir," Jackson Hole, Wyo. (2002)
- Lead climb (trad) up to 5.10 rating; ice climb to WI5
- Average two marathons per year