May 10, 2020
25 Fantastic Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro
25 Fantastic Facts About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro consistently ranks as one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world. Located in Tanzania, the mountain sees thousands of travelers a....

Ten Sleep with a Baby
Ten Sleep with a Baby

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, as we took this trip in August, but better late than never! Heading down after a....

Who Set This Round 2: A Mini Interview Series with the SoCal Routesetters
Who Set This Round 2: A Mini Interview Series with the SoCal Routesetters

  By Zoey Grinstead With the gyms closed and everyone given the order to stay at home, we at Touchstone Climbing are doing everything we....

Chinese Head for Everest Summit
Chinese Head for Everest Summit

The huge Chinese team on Everest is on the move again, after bad weather forced climbers to retreat from Camp 3 back to ABC on....

Shaping Your Own Surfboard: It’s Easier and Cheaper Than You Might Think
Shaping Your Own Surfboard: It’s Easier and Cheaper Than You Might Think

On a slow Sunday awhile back, with no real plans on the agenda, I found myself pulling into the parking lot at Bashams Factory and....

Banffs Best Bites
Banffs Best Bites

Banff has some absolutely amazing food! There truly is something for everyone. People visit Banff from all over the world and there is cuisine to....

Top Resorts for your Heli Ski Warm Up in Canada
Top Resorts for your Heli Ski Warm Up in Canada

The Telegraph listed their Top Ten Ski Resorts in Canada, among them was some of our favourites for pre-heli ski warm up.  They are great....

Thailand: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Thailand: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

We visited the amazing Elephant Jungle Sanctuary while in Thailand, nestled in the rolling hills outside Chiang Mai. We did lots of research before picking....

The Mountain Art of Adam Attew
The Mountain Art of Adam Attew

Artists sometimes suffer for their art. J M W Turner famously tied himself to a ship’s mast in a storm to capture the full force....

The World’s Best Places to Camp
The World’s Best Places to Camp

Is camping your thing? With the weather starting to warm up, you might be itching to get outdoors and tackle some of those bucket list....

We Go Behind the Scenes of the Antidote Carbonjack R&D.
We Go Behind the Scenes of the Antidote Carbonjack R&D.

You might not have heard of Antidote but they have been making hand-made carbon fibre frames since 2011 and have just updated their Carbonjack. Pete....

DH RACING IN JUNE! Downhill Southeast Announces Revised 2020 Schedule
DH RACING IN JUNE! Downhill Southeast Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

The DHSE Series is planning to hold races this summer, get the details! more »

Ski Racing In Quarantine
Ski Racing In Quarantine

Winner. Photo: © John Yates-Smith/YSE. Here’s Jean-Pierre Bazile, victor of yesterday’s Classique du Nial slalom in Val d’Isere, raced every April on wooden skis and....

SKI WEEKENDER LAUNCHES NEXT SEASON’S HOLIDAYS
SKI WEEKENDER LAUNCHES NEXT SEASON’S HOLIDAYS

We are happy to announce that one of our partners Ski Weekenders has launched its  dates and prices for next season with some great offers....

Facing K2: A Mountain Bike Adventure in Pakistan
Facing K2: A Mountain Bike Adventure in Pakistan

Join our two ambassadors Jakob Breitwieser and Gerhard Czerner on the hardest trip of their lives: crossing passes, riding on glaciers and fulfilling a dream....

Distilleries Who Are Now Making Hand Sanitizer
Distilleries Who Are Now Making Hand Sanitizer

From giants like Anheuser Busch to independently owned Amass Spirits, a number of distilleries have recently pivoted to making hand sanitizers. Some are focused on....

Surfer Killed in Shark Attack in Santa Cruz County, CA Yesterday
Surfer Killed in Shark Attack in Santa Cruz County, CA Yesterday

A 26-year-old male surfer was attacked and killed by a shark while surfing in Santa Cruz County, CA yesterday, May 9th, 2020. The coroner’s office....

What To Get The Active Mom For Mother’s Day.
What To Get The Active Mom For Mother’s Day.

Lately it seems that all my blog posts have been about COVID-19 — which isn’t hard to understand, since that’s pretty much all I’ve all....

Here’s to you, Ski Moms!
Here’s to you, Ski Moms!

Remembering our moms is important. They give us life, bring us up, and then bravely, inevitably, let us go. But this Mother’s Day, let’s give....

FREESKIER’s Auction For Action raises over $40,000 for coronavirus relief
FREESKIER’s Auction For Action raises over $40,000 for coronavirus relief

FREESKIER’s Auction For Action was a week-long silent auction to raise funds for front line medical workers and Coronavirus relief. We were blown away by....

Listen to this: Matchstick Productions athletes sing a beautiful (and hilarious) song about missing skiing
Listen to this: Matchstick Productions athletes sing a beautiful (and hilarious) song about missing skiing

Damn. We miss skiing. A lot. Thankfully, so does the entire athlete roster featured in Matchstick Productions’ upcoming film—so much so, every athlete in the....

Peru III: Arequipa – Puno
Peru III: Arequipa – Puno

Two hours of crazy downhill fun turns into two days of hard work, climbing out of the Arequipa valley back into the high altitude region.....

Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation
Let’s Talk About Money: How To Build A Strong Financial Foundation

Me rolling large in Laos in 2005! ($10 = lots of these bills.) Yes, I’m wearing a (free) shirt that says COLLEGE. “What should I....

Esker Cycles Hayduke Now Available in “Ivan”
Esker Cycles Hayduke Now Available in “Ivan”

Esker Cycles just announced a fresh new color option for their Hayduke hardtail, a crisp pearl white frame with orange accents known as "Ivan". Check....

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