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Drew Tabke Slays Steep Snoqualmie Descents on Chair Peak and Mt. Thomson
Posted on June 18, 2014

Drew Tabke about to drop in on the east ridge of Mt. Thomson

When the competition season ends on the Freeride World Tour, most of the professional athletes head for warm-weather locations to decompress. But Eddie Bauer freeskier Drew Tabke comes home to Seattle and goes skiing. As late spring arrives, his adopted home range of the Cascades is just coming into form for serious steep skiing and volcano mountaineering missions, so Tabke took advantage of perfect timing to tick off burly descents of Mt. Thomson’s East Ridge and the Northeast Buttress of Chair Peak.

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Caroline George Recaps Race Day on the Patrouille des Glaciers
Posted on June 16, 2014

Rosablanche Couloir on Race Day

Caroline George gets after it as much as anyone on our team. But her drive to train for and complete the famous 53-kilometer Patrouille des Glaciers race along the Haute Route is one of the best competitive stories she’s ever told for us. The ski mountaineering race itself is a true Swiss sufferrest and the Swiss military history of its genesis is captivating. But Caroline’s personal story of training, guiding and racing—as well as her family history with the PDG—drew us into a storied rando experience that made our muscles and our lungs hurt to read.

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Whittaker Reflects on Father-Daughter Climb of Kilimanjaro
Posted on June 15, 2014

On Friday we ran Peter Whittaker’s captioned gallery from his father-daughter climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro. For those who missed it, we’ve included the recap below, but we also cut together an incredible video of his experience narrated by his own reflections on the experience. For Father’s Day, we’re posting the full video that recaps what made the climbing trip with his daughter such a good one.

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Peter Whittaker Introduces His Daughter to Kilimanjaro
Posted on June 12, 2014

12,570 feet. Sunset on the Shira Plateau overlooking the Great Rift Valley.

In the outdoor world, many women are first introduced to climbing, camping, and wilderness exploration through the influence of their fathers. So in advance of Father’s Day, we are retelling the story of Peter Whittaker’s climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro with his daughter Gabriella, which they tackled last fall in Tanzania. It was a strong father-daughter bonding experience for Peter, who introduced another Whittaker to the excitement and challenge of climbing one of the Seven Summits on the adventure travel trip.

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Stookesberry and Korbulic Go Long-Boating on the Fantasy Falls Run
Posted on June 10, 2014

Ben Drops Fantasy Falls

For some adventure fiends, good style is almost as important as the descent. Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesberry are clearly in that class, which is why they picked old-school kayak long boats to rerun a classic stretch of California class V whitewater first ticked by Lars Holbek, Chuck Stanley, and Richard Montgomery in 1982. In the latest dispatch from the Eddie Bauer adventure kayaking team, Ben Stookesberry explains the allure of long-boating and what made this trip such a California classic.

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The GoPro® Mountain Games Go Big This Weekend in Vail, Colorado
Posted on June 4, 2014

We’re big fans—and the official apparel sponsor—of the GoPro® Mountain Games, which kicks off tomorrow in Vail, Colorado. Billed as the country’s largest celebration of athletes, art, music and mountains, the event is part party, part festival and part mountain athlete competition. From June 5th to the 8th, professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including x-countryslopestyle and road cyclingfreestyle8-Ballsprint and extreme kayaking, raft crossWorld Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trailmud and road running, Dock Dogs events and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

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Ben Ditto Picks Favorites from the Cirque of the Unclimbables
Posted on May 28, 2014

One of the most spectacular sights on Earth; The Northern Lights, Fairy Meadows

Some days, when work overwhelms life, we take a stroll through our Adventure Archives for a little outdoor, wilderness refresh. One collection of images that recently caught our eye, and imagination, again was from Mason Earle and Katie Lambert’s climbing expedition to the Cirque of the Unclimbables in 2012, which included Earle’s first free ascent of At Dawn We Ride (VI 5.12c R) and Lambert’s all-free ascent of Women at Work (VI 5.12 R). The story, which originally ran in our Summer 2013 Outfitter Book, was incredible and the Ben Ditto photos included stunning shots of bush planes, big walls, nasty weather, backcountry pizza nights and the Northern Lights.

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