Justin Nyberg

Marmot Trient: Insulated Jackets Review

TechnicalThis waterproof hard shell is stuffed with the same amount of synthetic fill as the Igniter (above), making it a bit warmer (and more windproof) but also, not surprisingly, not quite as...

Poc Receptor Backcountry: Snow-Sport Helmets Review

A top-quality helmet with a (literal) twist. The inner shell rotates on impact, potentially reducing the twisting forces transmitted to your brain. Eight offset vents provide extra protection from...

Colltex CT40 Skins - Tools: Reviews

Colltex's supple, smooth-gliding mohair skins use a pressure-sensitive glue that binds tighter when weighted but is still a breeze to peel. We received these in late spring, so we can't speak to...

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.

Muscle Up

Alternating these two groups of strength exercises will prep your legs and core to climb and descend well with a loaded pack.

Breathe Easier

Reaching Mt. Rainier's summit requires a strong aerobic base, and plenty of hill climbing. Here's how to get both.


He's the original dirtbag hero, with a record of first ascents and endless exploration that will never be matched. At 87, Fred Beckey is still crazy for rock.


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