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Above: Jon Bracey navigates the exit on Gemini, Ben Nevis, Scotland. Photo: Kristo Torgersen

Whiskey on the Rocks – Looking for answers in Scotland

By Kristo Torgersen   |   Apr 28, 2015 April 28, 2015

“It starts as rain or snow falling on Scotland’s highest mountain—Ben Nevis. Either as rain or melting snow it percolates the thin layer of peat soil until it reaches the granite rock and unable to penetrate it, runs under the surface until emerging in Coire Leish or Coire na… Read More

The Lowdown on Down: An Update

The Lowdown on Down: An Update

Dec 5, 2011 December 5, 2011

In April 2011, we posted here a report on problems we’ve experienced sourcing down for our down clothing. As we mentioned, quality is not the problem. We’re proud of the down clothing we make. The designs are simple and beautiful, the fabrics are strong and… Read More

Wooden Big-Wave Guns: Two Techniques, Same Objective

Wooden Big-Wave Guns: Two Techniques, Same Objective

By Tony Butt   |   Feb 13, 2014 February 13, 2014

By Nowadays there are a lot of people making wooden surfboards. Environmentally it makes a great deal of sense. Wood is a natural, non-toxic material that is infinitely less harmful to work with than polyester, epoxy, polyethylene or polystyrene, and that can be assimilated back into the environment once… Read More

The Art of the Resole

The Art of the Resole

By iFixit   |   Jun 6, 2013 June 6, 2013

Mark Sensenbach perches on a stool, back slightly hunched, eyes down, brows narrowed in concentration. His hands, toughened by mountains and work, maneuver the rubber sole of a climbing shoe against a sanding wheel. His movements made smooth by practice, Mark runs the shoe back and forth, rotates and… Read More

Product Testing – Dressing Right for a Windy Hike

Product Testing – Dressing Right for a Windy Hike

By Old School   |   Nov 25, 2009 November 25, 2009

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our athletes and ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we'll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn't mean testing is over. Once… Read More

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