Of all the winter sports—the ones that send you flying down a mountain on a board or trekking through the woods on a pair of snowshoes—ice climbing might just be the most dangerous of a
Timm Smith has been in the outdoor gear industry for a decade—just long enough to see one scrappy, independent company after another surrender to the kind of corporatization they once scorned
We’re all about trekking to far-flung locations, seeking adventure and exploring uncharted territory. The farther away, the better—getting off the grid comes with the territory.
We’ve all been there—just about to leave for a challenging hike, a day on the water or an impromptu S
Simply put, an insulated jacket can be a lifesaver. Whether you’re in a snowbank deep in the backcountry, or walking home late night from the bar, puffy jackets rule the cold.
Tech fabrics, with all of their rare and useful qualities—wicking! waterproofing! breathability! temperature regulation!—are a beautiful thing.
As much as we at The Active Times like to plug this or that new, cool piece of equipment or article of clothing,
Winter sports season is in its prime and one fun way to experience all the snow and ice is by ice climbing.
Once considered a mere subset of mountaineering, ice climbing has come a long way.