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KATHARINE ERWIN

Katharine Erwin

DESIGN
CLIMBING
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
OUTDOORS
CLIMBING GEAR
GEAR
MOUNTAINEERING
MOUNTAIN SPORTS
PETZL
ARCTERYX
Tech-Forward Climbing Gear
Technology in climbing is nothing new—the industry is always evolving to assist humans with their mountain pursuits. That said, the tech keeps getting better. Gear is getting lighter, more durable, more functional and more fluid, giving climbers an...
CANADA
ROCKY MOUNTAINS
CANADIAN ROCKIES
CASCADE MOUNTAIN
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
CLIMBING
ADVENTURES
OUTDOORS
INTERVIEWS
Ascending Cascade Mountain with Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides
As expected for mid-June, there are flowers on the Bow Valley floor in Alberta, Canada, but the surrounding mountains are covered in snow. Because of this recent snow fall, our climb will be a little more difficult, says our guide Patrick Jerome. The...
EDMONTON
CANADA
WORD OF MOUTH
WOM
TRAVEL GUIDES
HOTELS
TRAVEL
CAFES
RESTAURANTS
ACCOMMODATION
Word of Mouth: Edmonton
Edmonton happens to be Canada's second fastest growing region—and a leader in younger demographic growth, as well. Home to over a million and the capital the Alberta province, the city remains largely unexplored by many as it's been overshadowed by...
UTAH
DIAMONDBACK BIKES
BIKES
BICYCLES
WOMENS BIKES
WESTERN SPIRIT
GOOSEBERRY MESA
SINGLE TRACK BIKING
Test Riding the 2017 Clutch 2 on Utah's Desert Trails
Hurricanes don’t happen in the desert but an early settler in Utah was convinced there was one, thus naming the town of Hurricane after the fateful event. Hurricane is located in Washington County just outside of St George. It's the last town one hits...
TRAVEL
BRITISH COLUMBIA
GOLDEN
WORD OF MOUTH
SKIING
SNOWBOARDING
SNOW SPORTS
BACKCOUNTRY
Word of Mouth: Golden, BC
The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier...
SKIING
SKI GEAR
SNOW SPORTS
OUTDOORS
SPRING SKIING
OUTDOOR SPORTS
WINTER SPORTS
Spring Ski Gear
This week the equinox occurred, meaning—for the Northern Hemisphere—spring ski touring is right around the corner. Having comfortable no-fuss gear is key for an enjoyable trip during the warmer months. Like with all outdoor sports, it's best to...
WORD OF MOUTH
TRAVEL
BANFF
SNOW
CANADA
DINING
ACCOMODATION
DRINKS
COCKTAILS
HOTELS
BARS
RESTAURANTS
Word of Mouth: Banff
The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is...
TRAVEL
WINTER SPORTS
ICE CLIMBING
ADVENTURE
ADVENTURE SPORTS
ALL-WOMEN
BANFF
SNOWSPORTS
BRITISH COLUMBIA
HUENIKEN
All-Women Ice-Climbing Camp, BC
Sarah Hueniken is one of the strongest ice- and mixed-climbers in the world (regardless of gender) and while she does spend time competing, the majority of her year is dedicated to guiding and teaching the sport. She leads private trips for ice-, rock...
SKIING
SNOWSPORTS
SNOWBOARDING
BRITISH COLUMBIA
REVELSTOKE
PARAGLIDING
SPORTS
OUTDOORS
TRAVEL
ADVENTURE
Paragliding, Cat- and Heli-Skiing at Revelstoke, British Columbia
Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia has the longest vertical descent in North America—set atop Mt MacKenzie in the Selkirk Range. With views overlooking the stunning Monashee Mountains and the Columbia River Valley, Revelstoke is part of...
SURFING
TRAVEL
WOMEN
NICARAGUA
SURF SCHOOLS
Surf with Amigas, Nicaragua
One of the fastest growing surf schools in the world is Surf With Amigas, based in Nicaragua and founded by former competitive surfer Holly Beck Obermeyer. It's an all-female surf camp with a mission for women to create connections, and support and...
GLASSES
SUNGLASSES
FRENCH
REISSUE
MOUNTAINEERING
ACCESSORIES
SNOW
SNOW SPORTS
Julbo Reissues Their Timeless Vermont Classic
French eyewear company Julbo began making protective glasses for the crystal-hunters of Chamonix back in 1888 and in 1950 released classic mountaineering glasses, The Vermont. The latter were worn by mountaineers and rockstars at the beginning...
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK 2016
Gifts That Give Back
SKIING
SNOW
SNOW SPORTS
GEAR
SNOW GEAR
SPORTS
INTERVIEWS
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
INNOVATION
Ski Uphill With Dynafit
Skiing uphill isn’t new, but has been increasing in popularity over the last few decades, becoming a favorite discipline for many skiers. Ski-mountaineering, which refers to the sport of skinning (skiing uphill with adhesive backed fabric on skis...
BUTTERMILK
APPAREL
BICYCLES
CYCLING
WOMENSWEAR
CYCLING APPAREL
CLOTHING
MOUNTAIN BIKING
Moutain Biking Gear for Women, Buttermilk Apparel
The need for better women-specific mountain biking clothing has long been evident, since the "shrink and pink" concept doesn’t cut it with lady shredders. Although there are more and more options appearing daily, these tend to be polarized with...
ALBERTA
CANADA
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
CANADIAN ROCKIES
CANMORE
ROCK CLIMBING
ICE CLIMBING
CALGARY
SARAH HUENIKEN
WILL GADD
HAI LING CLIMB
DRY-TOOLING
TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY AB
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Climbing with Giants in Alberta, Canada
The town of Canmore, Alberta is set in the Canadian Rockies, just 80 kilometers west of Calgary. Unsurprisingly, the picturesque town is home to some of the best rock and ice climbing in North America. It's also home to some of the best climbers in...
BIKING
BANFF
MOUNTAIN BIKING
TRAILS
CANADA
ALBERTA
BANFF SOUL SKI AND BIKE
BVMBA
Biking in Banff, Canada
There are many stories of multi-use trails losing ground in the mountain bike category, especially in more popular destinations. So it may come as a surprise that one of the most beautiful and most traveled to towns in the world is actually becoming...
AUDI
TEST DRIVES
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN
AUTOMOBILES
MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB
SUPERCARS
SPORTS CARS
V10 ENGINES
Test Drive: 2017 AUDI R8
It's an unfortunately rare sight to see more women than men at a racetrack, but that was the case when Audi held an all-women track day at Monticello Motor Club to celebrate their new 2017 R8. Track days aren’t always the most friendly events—there...
TRAVEL
HIKING
HELI-HIKING
HELI-SKIING
SKIING
CANADA
BRITISH COLUMBIA
PURCELL MOUNTAINS
Heli-Hiking With Canadian Mountain Holidays
While the glorious Bugaboos popping from the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia may hide in a snowstorm or retreat coyly behind clouds, the vista here is consistently awe-inspiring—and certainly Instagram-worthy. When hiking with Canadian Mountain...
MOUNTAIN BIKING
PARK CITY
UTAH
WASATCH MOUNTAINS
BIKING TRAILS
SKI DESTINATIONS
INTERCONNECT
DEER VALLEY
WHITE PINE TOURING
GRAVITY LOGIC
Mountain Biking Across Park City, Utah
Earlier this year we were invited to ski in Park City, Utah on their "greatest snow on earth." This claim that Utah has made would make a plausible cause for anyone to move to the area or tackle the slopes, but while on the InterConnect tour our...
CLIMBING
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
MOUNT WASHINGTON
ADVENTURE SPIRIT GUIDES
VERMONT
OUTDOORS
CAMPING
ADVENTURES
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW ENGLAND
HIKING
Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides
Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is "Agiocochook") awaits. The Northeastern United States' highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it's notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny...
FAT BIKES
BIKES
CYCLING
BICYCLES
WOMEN
TEST RIDES
SNOW RIDES
WINTER RIDING
WINTER SPORTS
SPECIALIZED
Hellga: The World's First Women-Specific Fat Bike
For riding through snow fields, mountains, the beach and just about any other place your adventuring might occur, the Hellga from Specialized is the world's first women-specific fat bike. The bike has a muscular, stocky build—a shorter reach, stack...
APPAREL
TECH
WINTER GEAR
NUDOWN
NUTECH
PERFORMANCE GEAR
OUTDOORS
COMPRESSED AIR
NuDown's Air-Fill Insulation, NuTech
Being prepared for all kinds of winter weather is crucial, whether that's snow in the wilderness or blustery days in the city. Additionally, it's a season during which the annoying process of removing and adding layers seems to be never-ending...
JULIANA BIKES
ROUBION
MOUNTAIN BIKES
BIKES FOR WOMEN
BICYCLE DESIGN
TRAIL BIKES
OUTDOORS
BIKE REVIEWS
2016 BIKES
TEST RIDES
Test Ride: Juliana Bicycles 2016 Roubion
For years now, certain cycling brands have tried to reach female consumers by creating dedicated lines. Some have gone so far as to develop completely new bike designs, marketing that they are more than just "pink and shrink." But when pro-riders...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
DOCUMENTARIES
NYC
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
FILMS
13 New York Street Photographers Profiled in "Everybody Street"
Directed by Cheryl Dunn, the fascinating documentary "Everybody Street" follows 13 iconic NYC photographers including Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. The film explores the allure, danger and pleasure...
JEANS
DENIM
MOTORBIKES
MOTORBIKE GEAR
KICKSTARTER
CROWDFUNDING
KEVLAR
SAFETY GEAR
Tobacco Motorwear Women's Kevlar Pants
Last year, LA-based Tobacco successfully Kickstarted their Kevlar-lined jeans for men. The jeans—which are reinforced with the fabric (a synthetic fiber often used in protective gear) in order to shield motorbike riders—were wildly successful...
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