Out There

Surf & Snow: A dirtbag’s guide to chasing the fun stuff.

When you can’t go with­out surf or snow, choose both.

It’s no secret that the west coast has some of the best ski­ing and surf­ing in the United States. Year round you can find snow high up in the glaciated peaks of the Cas­cades and Sierra’s, along with waves break­ing from North­ern Wash­ing­ton to South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. I have been ski­ing since the age of 3 and started surf­ing about 9 months ago after mov­ing to Port­land, Ore­gon. Life used to be sim­ple when all I had to think about was



10 Questions with Erin LaVoie: Crossfit Champion and Lumberjill Extraordinaire

How Erin LaVoie is com­bin­ing cross­fit train­ing with a very unique sport.

Erin LaVoie might be best known as one of the world’s top Lum­ber­jills (female Lum­ber­jacks) but her accom­plish­ments go way beyond that. LaVoie has won many com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing a Bronze medal in the ESPN Great Out­door Games in 2004. She also holds the Guin­ness Book of World Record for chop­ping the most Christ­mas trees in two min­utes. We talked to LaVoie about her unique career and what she’s doing next. The Clymb: You are one of the world’s top Lum­ber­jills, which is



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.  



Life Saving Measures for Performance Wear

Give your gear the love it needs.

Tak­ing care of your train­ing, play or adven­ture garments—whether worn daily or rarely—is not only sound envi­ron­men­tally (fewer used goods quickly end­ing up in the waste stream) but also finan­cially. Most activewear and out­door apparel, espe­cially those made with tech­ni­cal fab­rics, are expen­sive. Some of this is a result of R&D, war­ranty assur­ances, and per­for­mance design, but some of it is also the increased cost of man­u­fac­tur­ing and then mar­ket­ing (edu­cat­ing con­sumers). Con­sider that the next time you look at a price


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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