First All-Female Nepali Team Summits K2

First All-Female Nepali Team Summits K2

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On July 27, three Nepali women climbers summited K2, the second-highest peak in the world, and made history. The all-female expedition was climbing to raise awareness about climate change and to encourage sustainable development in the Himalaya. They also inspired women everywhere as they topped out at 8,612 meters on the 60th anniversary of the mountain’s first successful summit bid.

The team…

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Found: A Serious Hiking Shoe That’s Friendly Off Trail

Found: A Serious Hiking Shoe That’s Friendly Off Trail

AKU FASTALPINA GTX.

In case your summer so far has done a number on your early season hiking shoes, or perhaps even finished off last season’s kicks, we’re reviewing a shoe that’s built for serious hiking but transitions to brisk fitness walks on dirt paths and light hikes well, too.

This low cut light hiker is part suede, part mesh for durability and breathability. Built for walking on varied…

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Read Women’s Adventure Summer Issue For Free

The best things in life are free. And that includes the summer 2014 issue of Women’s Adventure, which you can read now here. Click and enjoy!

Read Women’s Adventure Summer Issue For Free

The best things in life are free. And that includes the summer 2014 issue of Women’s Adventure, which you can read now here. Click and enjoy!


How to Fix a Broken Bike Chain Using a Powerlink

How to Fix a Broken Bike Chain Using a Powerlink

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A powerlink creates a new chain link to reattach the two ends of a broken chain. Photo by Tristan von Duntz

Ed. note: This is the third in a series covering common bike repairs in a mountain bike trail setting, including repairing your flat tire and fixing your dropped chain. Many of these repairs can be applied or adapted to road bikes as well.

On a recent ride, my chain dropped and got wedged…

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Before You Climb Everest, Read this Book

Before You Climb Everest, Read this Book

Review of Base Camp – 40 Days on Everest, by Dianne Whelan

Review by Kristy McCaffrey and Sharry Miller

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To know a people you must spend forty days with them.

40 days at base campDianne Whelan took this ancient Arabic proverb to heart, spending nearly forty days at Base Camp on Mt. Everest in 2010 in an attempt understand the resident climbing community and what makes them tick while filming a documentary about them…

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Summer Rope Swing Reimagined

Summer Rope Swing Reimagined

When I was a kid, the old rope swing into the river was a contraption built by kids. It was made of a rope of unknown origins or age and instead of an old tire, you had to grip the knots tied into it with your hands and your feet. It was attached to a spindly tree that angled over the river, and with a good swing you could land…

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What If Everybody Ran? Running for Philanthropy

What If Everybody Ran? Running for Philanthropy

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It can feel a little selfish when you sneak out for a run. Maybe you’re dodging work, or things you’re supposed to be doing at home. But if you download this Mizuno app this month, you can take those runs guilt-free, because for every mile you log, the company is donating $1 to Back on My Feet, an organization to help homeless people.

You can find out more about the app and download it on this…

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Don’t Miss the First Ever Women’s La Course in Paris

Don’t Miss the First Ever Women’s La Course in Paris

The women will race this route during the first edition of La Course by Le Tour de France on July 27th.

The women will race this route during the first edition of La Course by Le Tour de France on July 27th.

The world’s top women road cyclists will come together on July 27th for the first edition of La Course by Le Tour de France.Coinciding with the final stage of the 2014 Tour de France, the event is destined to become an iconic race in the women’s calendar and will be broadcast on Universal…

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Warm Weather Skiing This Summer in Telluride

Warm Weather Skiing This Summer in Telluride

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Summer time isn’t just for paddling, hiking, swimming, and surfing. It’s a pretty fun time to go skiing, too! This video offers a little summer skiing inspiration–and features one of our staff members!

Have you ever committed to skiing 52 weeks out of the year? How’d it work out?

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A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle

A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle

The Bike Deconstructed: A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle, by Richard Hallett

Review by Jennifer Lu’Becke

bike deconstructedThe Bike Deconstructedis a well-designed technical book. Subtitled “A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle,” it is nearly 200 pages of visual and textual examination of the various parts that combined make the machine we call a bicycle. The author, Richard Hallett, is highly qualified to write…

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