Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in 7 days

Spanish ultra-runner Kilian Jornet made history on May 27th after summiting Everest without suplemental oxygen, for the second time in less than a week. His first attempt on May 22nd was impaired by a stomach bug and it took him 26h to reach the summit (8848m) from the┬áRombuk monastery (5,100m). Using the traditional route like… Continue reading Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in 7 days

Meet Tyler Armstrong, the 11 year old boy who wants to climb the Everest

Tyler Armstrong, an 11-years-old boy from California, is aiming to climb 7 of the most renowned summits in the world. The boy is not a rookie climber though, as he already was the youngest person to climb the Mount Aconcagua at the age of 9. For the Everest, he wants to break a new record… Continue reading Meet Tyler Armstrong, the 11 year old boy who wants to climb the Everest

Wood fire cooking: treat yourself in the wild

I don’t think there is any backpacking cooking method that tops a basic wood fire. Many people aren’t afforded the luxury of real wood fires when out in the wilderness due to fire bans and the like, but up here in the Pacific Northwest the world is still wet enough, even in the middle of a hot summer, that we can usually get away with a little open flame, permits and regulations permitting, of course.