GJ Week In Review: El Cap, Tool Tales, Retro Boots

A recap of top stories for the week of June 4 – 10, 2017.

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1) Alex Honnold Free-Solo Climbs El Capitan

Today, Alex Honnold became the first climber to free-solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan.

2) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from Black Diamond, Eddie Bauer, and Victorinox.

3) Italy’s Cutting Edge: Giant Mouse GM2 Knife Review

Italy’s Giant Mouse crafts superior blades from top-end steel. We put the GM2 to the test.

4) TSA Compliant Tools: Gerber Dime Travel Vs. Leatherman Style PS

We put two travel-friendly multi-tools to the test. Here, the Leatherman Style PS takes on the Gerber Dime Travel.

Gerber Dime Travel Leatherman Style PS review

5) Light Hiker Reinvigorated: Jag Boot Review

Danner’s Jag boots are back after a 30-year hiatus. We tested them on the trail and around town for our review.

6) Brand Profile: Croakies Turns 40

Croakies — the simple product that keeps glasses from falling in the water is still the mainstay of a brand thriving in mountain and beach towns for 40 years.

7) Meet The Filmmaker Trying To Save The Planet

James Q. Martin travels all over the world to document wild places and conservation efforts. Simply put, his films and photos help save Mother Earth.

8) Original Dirtbag: Why You Should Know Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey is a bridge to the roots of the American climbing scene. He was there when it all started. But he has always been more mystery than man. That is, until now.

9) Launching Soon: Paddlers To Clean 1,200 Miles Of River

Two men will launch an expedition to paddle, and clean, three rivers spanning 1,200 miles in the upper midwest.

Packing It Out Three Rivers Expedition Canoes

10) Watch: First Video Of Honnold’s ‘El Cap’ Free-Solo

Honnold’s free-solo climb of El Capitan has been heralded as one of the greatest achievements in the history of the sport.

11) Climbing Everest: Kilian Jornet In His Own Words

Listen while Jornet describes his first Mount Everest climb while GPS data from Suunto’s Movescount website shows his progress.

12) Sleeping Bag Review: Nemo ‘Thermal Gills’ Vent Heat

A built-for-women sleeping bag has innovations to increase comfort, breathability, and water resistance.

13) Tools Tales: ‘A Leatherman Saved My Life’

Leatherman users have compelling stories, and now the brand wants its users share them.

14) Better Bonfire? Leave Out The Smoke

Backyard bonfires are awesome. Smoke? Not so much. The Solo Stove Bonfire gives lots of heat, with a whole lot less fumes.

15) Outdoorsy Dad? Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Father’s Day is coming up on June 18th! Do you know what you’re getting the Dads in your life? Check our Father’s Day gift guide for some awesome ideas.

16) China ‘Closes’ Mount Everest, Fall Season Cancelled

A strange season continues on Mount Everest. The closure will affect climbers hoping to summit from the north side of the mountain this fall.

17) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

18) Practice Yoga & Paddle Whitewater: Hala Asana SUP Review

Designed with yoga in mind, the Hala Asana performs surprisingly well from flatwater to whitewater.

19) Gear Picked By Eagle Scouts, Delivered Monthly

Pay a subscription, and rope, compasses, multi-tools and other hand-selected, Scouting-themed outdoors necessities ship to your door each month.

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