Justin Nyberg

Polar FT7 - heart-rate monitors: Reviews

Heart MattersA heart-rate monitor should be both intuitive and powerful. This affordable one does well on both counts, automatically telling you what heart-rate zone you should be aiming for and...

Giro Chapter: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

The Chapter might look like it's short on vents—just four small closable ports up top—but the inside has big circulation channels to let cool air flow around. As with the Smith, dialing in...

Life-Link Guide Shovel - Tools: Reviews

Big. And burly. With its roomy grip, double-pointed aluminum blade, and virtually unbendable shaft, this was our favorite shovel. 40 in extended, 29 in collapsed, 1.8 lbs; life-link.com

First Ascent Igniter: Insulated Jackets Review

TechnicalThe synthetically insulated and DWR-coated Igniter is slim enough to slip beneath a shell on cold mornings at the resort. Worn alone, it held its own into the mid-twenties, and it packs down...

Get on Top

The Camp Muir routes up Mount Rainier are all-time classics. Here's what to expect.

Yes You Can: Climb Mount Rainier

It's huge. It's nasty. And it's a beast to get up. But guess what: The summit is worth all the hard work it takes to get there.