Climbing

Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.

Teepee Tent: Single-Pole Nemo ‘Pentalite’

One pole, five tent stakes, and a pentagonal tarp are all it takes to erect a solid backcountry shelter with this new tent from Nemo. Our writer tested it on trips this year as far afield as southern Chile to put the minimalist shelter through the paces. Read More...

May 23, 2011

10 Questions: Photographer Jimmy Chin

A pro mountain athlete who is also among the planet's most prolific outdoor adventure photographers, Jimmy Chin exists in a rarefied world of mountain climbs and magazine spreads. This month he shot the cover of National Geographic. We caught up with Chin for 10 questions on his career and his life in high places around the globe. Read More...

May 13, 2011

Test: ‘Most Advanced Sleeping Bags Available’

With big claims and the promise of a "new benchmark" in the world of sleeping bags, Sea to Summit unveiled its first foray into the category this spring. Our writer tested one of the company's down-insulated bags on a wet expedition in New Zealand. Read More...

May 12, 2011

Break-Apart ‘Micro’ Trekking Poles

New for this summer, the Micro poles from Leki link together with cord like tent poles. The advantage: Full-length trekking poles that break down small enough to store inside a backpack. Our writer gave them a test for a week this winter in South America. Read More...

May 5, 2011

Redux: Mount Everest Trek

Prayer flags, yaks, mountain climbers, and insanely tall peaks. It's the start of the spring 2011 climbing season in the Himalayas. Gear Junkie offers a photographic retrospective from his expedition to Nepal and Mount Everest one year ago this week. Read More...

April 28, 2011

Outside ‘Gear of the Year’

In its next issue, due on newsstands at the end of this month, Outside magazine will announce the Summer 2011 winners of its Gear of the Year awards. Here's a sneak peek. . . Read More...

April 17, 2011

Suunto ‘Everest’ Watch

Climb Mount Everest 20 times and Suunto might make a watch for you. That's the case with a new model made in honor of Apa Sherpa, a foremost high-altitude mountaineer. GJ gives the watch a test. Read More...

April 12, 2011

Test: 3 oz. Jacket

It weighs about 3 ounces and packs in a tiny stuff sack smaller than a fist. But the Cirrus Pull-On from Rab can add enough warmth to save the day on a hike or a remote climb. Read More...

April 7, 2011

‘Save the Poles’ Gear

Eric Larsen's year-long expedition reached the world's three "poles" -- the North and South Poles and the top of Mount Everest. This column dissects some of the unique gear that helped along the way. Read More...

March 28, 2011

Adidas Enters U.S. Outdoor Market

Athletics behemoth adidas AG is entering the U.S. outdoor marketplace with footwear, apparel, outerwear, and optics. Gear Junkie gets a Q&A with an adidas managing director for a peek at the company's ambitious plans. Read More...

March 24, 2011

‘Birdseed’ Energy Bar

A compressed block of nuts and seeds -- flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower -- make Raw Crunch bars appear to be made for the birds. Gear Junkie takes a taste test. Read More...

March 20, 2011
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