Denali


Veterans Climb North America’s Tallest Peak to Heal the Wounds of War

Date: 21 Sep, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Eight puffy figures tethered together by two neon orange ropes creep slowly and methodically along a snow-covered ridge, barely a boot-width across. Each team member carefully places one foot in front of the other, fully aware that a fall here simply cannot happen. Periodically, the entire slithering serpent drops to the ground—faces and bellies in


Gear Review: DeLorme InReach Explorer

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

WHAT IS IT? The only device you really need in the backcountry. A rugged handheld global satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages, mark waypoints, navigate a route, track and share your journey, and in the event of an emergency, send out an SOS signal. WHO IS IT FOR? Any outdoor enthusiast –


Gear Review: Millet Everest Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Date: 23 Nov, 2014  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

  1.  What is it? The Millet Everest Summit GTX high altitude (8,000 meter) boot.  http://www.millet.fr/en/products/fall-winter-2014-2015/hardware-shoes/everest-summit-gore-tex These boots are triple boots with 3 layers of insulation for the extreme cold with an integrated over-boot that eliminates the need for wearing gaiters. This boot retails for $999.99 US dollars.