Icebreaker. Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time. Posted on Categories Brand StoryTags Leave a comment on Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Avoiding the Plastic Vortex with icebreaker—One Swim & Panel Discussion at a Time

Feel like swimming through a huge pile of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean? That’s what icebreaker ambassador Ben Lecomte did with his Vortex Swim team in June 2019. Their destination was the infamous Pacific Trash Vortex in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between California and Japan. Ben swam more than 300 nautical miles towards it. … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp. Posted on Categories Brand Story·Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp

Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp

‘Guys, the road is reopening soon!’ We could see snowplows finish clearing the last of the white concrete-like crust that had blocked our path. Sounds of TNT avalanche probes rung throughout the alpine valley. In a line of vehicles at the checkpoint, our crew sat in the truck bed with our skis, ready to be … Read more ›

Mammut. On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Story·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship

On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship

We landed in Zurich on a beautifully warm Sunday morning in mid-April—a stark contrast from the almost winter-like weather we left behind in Montreal. We were greeted inside the hyper-modern airport terminal by Kris and Mark, Mammut representatives doubling as our tour guides for the next 6-days of adventure throughout Switzerland. Our journey had the … Read more ›

Arc’teryx. Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona. Posted on Categories Brand Story·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

I often search for new and interesting perspectives for landscape photography.  One of the best ways I’ve found to take landscape photos is to get to a much higher vantage point.  Usually this means hiking up a mountain, but I recently had an opportunity to do it in a manner that was new to me.  … Read more ›

Smartwool. Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Story·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change

Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change

Go Far. Feel Good. This is Smartwool’s motto and our own state of mind as we headed to Roger’s Pass, British Columbia at the end of March for a weekend of ski touring. On the drive into the mountains, avalanche warnings for Banff and Kootenay National Parks flashed red. The B.C. sun was unusually strong … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, skiing. The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Story·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection

The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection

My skis glided along the snow as the T-bar snaked up Blackcomb Glacier. Located in Whistler, British Columbia, the glacier cast an impressive shadow over the mountains and valley below. On a bluebird spring day we got ready to test some of the latest gear from Arc’teryx. It’s part of their quality control process done … Read more ›

Futurelight, The North Face. The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt. Posted on Categories Brand Story·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt

The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt

Travelling to Zermatt by train is exciting, even on the back of a 24-hour blitz from Montreal to the heart of a remote region in the Alps. The North Face had invited a handful of people to a private event where we would experience the future – specifically, their revolutionary material set to disrupt the … Read more ›

BLACKYAK. BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City. Posted on Categories Brand StoryTags Leave a comment on BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City

BLACKYAK IS NEXT: The Seoul-Based Mountaineering Brand From the World’s Future City

Towers and heat. Exiting Incheon Airport, that was my first impression of South Korea as we drove into Seoul in +35 °C weather. Dome-like mountains with rocky orange tops bordered the distance. We weaved along 5-lane highways, through thousands of Kia’s and Hyundai’s, speeding past developments along the Han River. Screens flashed advertisements. Our driver … Read more ›