Brooks Range

Taking Care of Your Tent

The last of the golden light fades from distant peaks and as you go to open the tent door – the zipper jams. As...

Cragging through Colombia with a Yosemite Crusher

For the last 10 years, Miranda Oakley’s endless enthusiasm for rock climbing has taken her all over the world. Just last year she completed...

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides Explore Backcountry Rescue

Responsibility in the backcountry takes many forms. Having the right tools when misadventure strikes can be the difference between a manageable task and a...

The Weekend Warrior’s Way: How to Maximize Your Time Off

Busy lives can yield big backcountry results if you do it right. Because discipline leads to freedom, we know that 9-to-5ers are versed in managing...

Summer Bivies: How to Eek Out Some Z’s

Summertime, when our attention finally turns to barbecues, ball games…and bivies. Yes—those lightweight sleep-overs, with pared down packs and long routes ahead. Lightweight need...

Climbing in Conflict: A Journey Through the Middle East

Words by Brooks-Range Ambassador Miranda Oakley. January 2017 I set out to have an adventure in the Middle East. I hoped to come back with...

How to Raise an Outdoor Enthusiast

For Christmas this year, our daughter’s asking for a backpacking stove. In her stocking, Santa would make her really happy if he found a...

Hiking Checklist

Making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out… if I’ve forgotten anything for this hike. Even a simple day hike can become a...

Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Doggone they’re good! Just watched Explore.com’s Adrenaline Junkie series about avalanches and the dogs were stars. I’ve never had the misfortune of being trapped in a real...

Mountain Weather

The reverse is also true. There was a light breeze blowing when I left home at 7 a.m. on Saturday for the field portion...

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