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Core Strength for Running

A strong, stable core is key to better running, and the basic plank is a highly effective way to build core strength. This article provides an...

How to Choose Trekking Poles

Whether you're just out for a day hike or through-hiking the Appalachian Trail, trekking poles can make the experience more comfortable and safer.

Tommy Caldwell

We talk with world-famous climber Tommy Caldwell about what drives him now: relationships—family, friends—and the camaraderie that comes from the...

How To Choose Hiking Boots And Shoes

With all the options for footwear, we break down the main types of hiking shoes and hiking boots, so you can get out on the trail in comfort.

How to Build Your First Trad Rack

From cams to carabiners, nuts to nut tools, there are so many options for traditional climbing gear that it’s hard to know where to begin. Here’s...

How to Choose a Climbing Harness

Learn what features you should take into consideration when shopping for a climbing harness.

How to Choose a Backpacking Stove

A good camping stove is essential for backcountry cooking. Find out whether a canister or liquid-gas stove is right for you.

Training Plan for an Endurance Mountain Bike Race

To complete an endurance mountain bike race, you’ll need more than just miles in your legs. You’ll need a comprehensive mountain bike training...

Backcountry Gearheads: Your Connection to the Outdoors

Backcountry Gearheads are more than just customer service reps; they have extensive experience in the outdoors, offering know-how along with...

First Impressions: Burton Step On Binding System and New Boards

A crew of Backcountry Gearheads and their customers check out the new Burton Step On binding system, along with hot new boards for 2018, including...

Training Plan for your First Trail Half Marathon

If you’ve been thinking about trying a half marathon trail run, this 12-week trail training program plan can help. It’s is designed for runners who...

Warming Up For Climbing

Learn to warm up for climbing, so you can climb harder, longer, and avoid injury.