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Out of Sight: a film about bouldering in Fontainebleau
Mobilization and Events

Out of Sight: a film about bouldering in Fontainebleau

Anybody who fancies himself a climber knows about Fontainebleau. As one of the planet’s largest areas for climbing, Fontainebleau earns it’s reputation as the world’s premiere climbing destination. But, not every climber has the good fortune of living in France… Before you dismiss the possibility of experiencing Fontainebleau as fantasy, […]

North Face’s Explore Fund Gets Kids Outside
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North Face’s Explore Fund Gets Kids Outside

Creativity and exploration are needed for the growth of youth. Taking a hike or drifting down a river, these are things everyone should have the opportunity to experience. Yet our culture pulls people indoors, continually disconnecting us from a world of beauty and experiences. The Explore Fund is North Face’s way […]

4 Deliciously Simple Camping Recipes
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4 Deliciously Simple Camping Recipes

Put that pack of hot dogs away and leave the burdensome cookware back at the house because  for your next camping trip, all you need is a campfire and your appetite. Here are a few savory camping recipe ideas so ridiculously easy,  a 5-year-old could do it. Breakfast: The Baggie […]

Rock On: How to Not Break-Up with Your Climbing Obsessed Boyfriend
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Rock On: How to Not Break-Up with Your Climbing Obsessed Boyfriend

“Babe, I’m so sorry. I can’t snuggle with you for even ten extra minutes this morning. I gotta go blowtorch some ice off a boulder in the woods so I can send my project.” Sound familiar? If so, two things are mostly true for you: You’re dating a hot, muscled, […]

Amazing Earthfest is…Amazing!
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Amazing Earthfest is…Amazing!

Dialog about public lands in Utah is reaching a boiling point. Utah, with its 30 million acres of public lands, including iconic wonders like the Arches National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, has seen legislation introduced to transfer public lands to state ownership, superimpose a grazing zone over a […]

10 Reasons to Start Rock Climbing
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10 Reasons to Start Rock Climbing

Ever thought about getting into rock climbing? Here are 10 reasons why you should: It’s never boring There are more routes in the world you to climb than time to climb them. Seriously. You will never run out of crags or walls, no matter what kind of rock climbing you […]

The Top 5 Outdoor Sports for Girly-Girls:
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The Top 5 Outdoor Sports for Girly-Girls:

Hey, girl. You sure are cute with your tight-fitting designer jeans, meticulously manicured nails, and 6 inch stripper heels (This is where the Ryan Gosling Meme ends)…But, for the love of all that is good in this world, ditch your platforms for a hot minute and get that vinyasa toned […]

Tree Climbing Champion
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Tree Climbing Champion

Maybe you’ve never had this sort of encounter, but it does happen. You ask someone where they’re working, and they simply respond saying, “I climb trees”. You may pause, and ask them to say that again, or you may chuckle thinking it’s a joke. Maybe you would say “I asked […]

10 Reasons to Throw Away your TV (and GTFO)
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10 Reasons to Throw Away your TV (and GTFO)

These days people spend too much time watching TV and not enough time doing things that are more productive and healthy. Instead of getting caught up in a TV watching routine on the weekends or after work, here is a list of better things you can do!  Go Outside More […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. He summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines on Fridays. For questions, comments and hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Above is a cool pic of Tom staring off into the sun. If you can […]