Great Outdoors

7.26.19

Stop Blaming Instagram for Ruining the Great Outdoors

We don’t need less nature photos on social media, we need more funding for our public lands.

9.22.16

Gear Physics: How Ice Screws Keep Ice Climbers from Falling to Their Deaths

The simple piece of gear that made ice climbing a legit sport.

9.2.16

Gear Physics: The Leg-Saving Brilliance of Skis That Let Go

Modern skiing was made possible by a 1930s invention: releasable ski bindings.

8.22.16

Gear Physics: The ATC Is Climbing's Cheapest Piece of Gear and Its Most Crucial

A $15 aluminum tube that stands between you and the ground.

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