Hiking & Camping News

She Jumps encourages women to take the leap outdoors
She Jumps encourages women to take the leap outdoors

A group of women snow camping in the mountains as part of a She Jumps trip. Photo: Re Wikstrom. Lidia Mejia was holding up the other skiers. Perched above a small cliff in Utah’s Alta ski area, she doubted her ability to make the drop.. But her friend, who’d just gone over the edge,...

Jan 22, 2021
Mountaineers oppose $500 park service climbing fee for Denali
Mountaineers oppose $500 park service climbing fee for Denali

A mountaineer taking in the scenery of Denali National Park, where the park service proposes to raise climbing fees.. The U.S. National Park Service is proposing to raise mountaineering fees by 150 percent in Denali National Park, Alaska, the location of North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley.. If approved, the cost for climbing in the...

Jan 22, 2021
Drum Hike
Drum Hike

While serving in Iraq two years ago, Troy Yocum used his spare time to devise an epic plan.. Concerned for a friend and fellow veteran who had lost his job, Yocum decided to raise money for veterans who returned home to find themselves jobless and in debt.. For 15 months, he’d walk 7,000 miles across...

Oct 17, 2020
Netherlands Boasts the World’s Largest Climbing Wall
Netherlands Boasts the World’s Largest Climbing Wall

Today’s aphorism: You want most what you have least.. For the Dutch, apparently, it’s mountains to climb. Evidence of this:. Excalibur Tower, the world’s largest freestanding climbing wall.. Thrusting up from the otherwise flat landscape surrounding the Dutch city of Groningen, the tower tops out at 121 feet, with a long slab climbing on one...

Dec 22, 2010
Price Announced for Device that Turns Cars Into Swiss Army Knives
Price Announced for Device that Turns Cars Into Swiss Army Knives

misC Sport & Leisure has released the price of the Swiss Room Box, a device that adds a sink, bed, shower, table and toilet to nearly any car.. Brace yourself.One of these red boxes of wonderment will cost you $8,230. No, we didn’t accidentally add that last zero.. The box’s website now offers details on compatibility...

Oct 25, 2010
Basic Wilderness Survival Gear
Basic Wilderness Survival Gear

There’s nothing like feeling exposed to get you thinking about the basic necessities of survival.. I recently found myself next to a remote Canadian river, my cotton clothing soaked through from a surprise rainstorm, facing the prospect of spending the night with no food, shelter or fire. I knew better – “Be Prepared!” – but...

Aug 30, 2010