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Patagonia National Park
Marty Schnure spent the austral summer of 2013 exploring...
Norway Time-Lapse Video
Few places are as beautiful as Norway. This stunning time-lapse video from Rustad Media is the result 5-month journey...
Squamish Canada
The Sea to Sky Highway twists along the shore of Howe Sound just an hour north of Vancouver...
Colorado Outdoors
It is difficult to think of mountains, and mountain sports in the United States, without thinking of Colorado. For many...
Cochamo Chile campfire
There is a short squat bird I know well who frequents the “Bivy Boulder” in Cochamó Valley’s Anfiteatro. While his latin...
Washington hiking
From the towering peaks of the Cascades, to the canyons of the Columbia River Gorge, and across the coastal rainforests...

Gear Closet

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015
Escaping the rainy Pacific Northwest, Switchback Travel’s editors made the trek to the dry...
Snowboarding buyer's guide 2015
Whether you’re a rookie learning to ride for the first time or a veteran with numerous seasons under...
Altimeter Watch
For everything from weekend scrambles to serious summit approaches, a quality altimeter watch is a worthy addition to...
 Backpack for Backpacking
Gone are the days when backpacking consisted of strapping on a huge external frame and lumbering through the forest...
Patagonia Capilene 4 Pro Zip-Neck baselayer
A first look review of the Patagonia Capilene 4 Pro Zip-Neck top, one of Patagonia’s warmest and most...
All-Mountain Skis 2014-2015
If you're searching for that elusive “quiver of one” ski, this is the category in which you’ll likely...
Skiing Buyer's Guide 2015
If your ski gear is even a few years old, there’s new technology out there that will help make good...
Trekking Poles
Serious hikers have known the great benefits of trekking poles for decades. And before that, from early European Alps explorers to...
Rain Jacket
Appoximately 70% percent of the earth’s surface is water, 60% of the human body is water, and 100% of outdoor activities can...

Darkroom

DSLR Under $1,000
DSLR technology continues to advance, and a number of outstanding cameras are available...
Uncompahgre River Valley - Jack Brauer
Jack Brauer is one of the best: his images combine technical mastery with a command for...
Full-Frame Camera 2015
Full-frame cameras are the best of the best—they have the largest sensors, the most megapixels...
Antarctica
An exceptional look at Antarctica from renowned photographer Christopher Michel...
Mirrorless Camera 2015
The mirrorless camera revolution is in full swing. These impressive digital cameras pack large sensors into compact bodies, offering...
Loften Islands - Cody Duncan
A guest essay and photographs on Norway's remote Lofoten Islands located above the Arctic Circle...

From the Inside

Torres del Paine W Circuit
The "W" Circuit in Torres del Paine is Patagonia’s most famous trek and often gets mentioned among the world’s top trails...
Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand has established itself as one of the world’s top adventure travel destinations...
Everest Base Camp trek
The Everest Base Camp trek passes through the land of the Sherpas to the foot of the world’s highest mountain...
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The Kenai Peninsula offers Alaska’s widest variety of activities in one of its most accessible regions. People come from...
Abel Tasman, New Zealand
On the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island is the warm coastal region of Abel Tasman...
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine (pronounced PIE-nay) National Park in southern Chile is the crown jewel of Patagonia. Rising high is...
Norway’s Lofoten Islands are referred to as the Lofoten Wall because, quite literally, they are vertical rows of granite...
For those looking for the cutting edge of adventure travel, Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail presents...
The Dovrefjell-Rondane corridor is Norway’s closest approximation of Montana’s Big Sky Country in the United States: a supreme...