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  • Norway Guide

    Norway Guide

    Europe’s true wilderness is not found in the Alps, but the northern reaches of the continent from the 57th parallel north well into the Arctic Circle

  • Skiing Gear 2015-2016

    Skiing Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best ski gear for the 2015-2016 season, from new all-mountain skis and goggles to the coziest jackets and midlayers

  • Hiking Shoes

    Lightweight Hiking Shoes

    For those that want to move fast and light on the trail, see our picks for the year’s top hiking shoe models

  • Alpine Touring

    Alpine Touring From the Pros

    Top backcountry guides from around the world talk alpine touring including their favorite skis, boots, and skins

  • Packrafting

    An Intro to Packrafting

    Packrafting expert Brett Davis breaks down the ins and outs of the small and super portable boats that can open up all kinds of new terrain

  • Down Jacket 2015-2016

    The Best Down Jackets

    For the ultimate in lightweight warmth, we break down the year's top down jackets from ultralight to winter weight

  • Indoor Climbing

    Indoor Rock Climbing Shoes

    To keep you climbing year-round, we cover top footwear options from neutral to aggressive


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