Out There

How to Become an Outdoor Writer and Photographer

Get your dream job.

For almost 20 years, out­door writer and pho­tog­ra­pher Aaron Teas­dale has carved out a career through smart-assery and point­ing cam­eras at pretty things. He’s not entirely sure how he’s pulled this off, but since lots of peo­ple ask, he’s agreed to share his story and advice for aspir­ing writ­ers and pho­tog­ra­phers here. He makes no promises for the qual­ity or valid­ity of this advice, and read­ily admits that it may, in fact, be ter­ri­ble. But things are work­ing out for



Running the World’s Toughest Race

He goes the dis­tance, and then some.

Mike Ehredt can claim a lot of feats to his name. He’s an army vet­eran who has qual­i­fied for the National Time Trial Cham­pi­onships twice as a cat­e­gory 2 cyclist. He also com­pleted Eco-Challenged in Asia, ran the Marathon des Sables sev­eral times and even won a canoe ori­en­teer­ing cham­pi­onship. None of those feats, how­ever, com­pare to com­plet­ing one of the world’s tough­est races: the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run. We set down to speak with Ehredt’s about his accom­plish­ments, and also about



CLIF Bar: Do You Adventure?

Choose your own adventure.

Three Ques­tions: 1. Do you remem­ber those ‘Choose Your Own Adven­ture’ books you read as a kid? - Of course you do. 2. Do you think CLIF Bars are Deli­cious? — DUH! 3. Do you adven­ture? — We’ll let you answer this one your­self when you check out this cool new INTERACTIVE video from CLIF Bar. Click away, the pos­si­bil­i­ties are endless.  



The Forgotten Columbia River

The Northwest’s best watery recre­ation hides in plain sight.

Sit­ting on the bank of the Colum­bia River eat­ing lunch, I noticed a canoe round­ing the cor­ner. A few min­utes later, a pad­dler on a SUP passed by. This was unusual. In my twenty years of kayak­ing the Colum­bia Gorge, I’ve encoun­tered less than ten other pad­dlers. Total. In two decades. The Colum­bia River Gorge is an out­doors mecca; Port­land, Hood River, and White Salmon are all out­door towns. Hik­ers cause traf­fic jams on pop­u­lar trails up the side creeks of the Colum­bia Gorge, like


Clymb Stories

Gear Love

Merrell: The Ultimate Trail Running Outfit

The gear you need to run wild.

Here at Clymb HQ we’re lucky to have For­est Park in our back­yard. Hit­ting the trails on a lunchtime run just plain feels good, but the best part about our job is get­ting to sell the gear we’re most pas­sion­ate about. Mer­rell trail gear is very high on that list. We’ve sam­pled nearly every­thing they’ve made, and here are a few of our favorites. Happy trails! All­out Charge Trail Run­ning Shoes  The mesh uppers on these bad boys are truly the best —


MSR Quick Solo: One Pot to Rule Them All

The do-everything pot.

If you need one pot for back­pack­ing, car camp­ing, and even in home use, then take a closer look at the Quick Solo Pot from MSR. The 1.3-liter pot can cook up a tasty din­ner for one per­son no prob­lem. The large sur­face area on the base gath­ers heat for speedy cook times, and the vented lid allows steam to escape while keep­ing the water at a roil­ing boil. What makes the Quick Solo Pot ideal is its light­weight, com­pact shape


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