Hydrating for Extreme Adventure

Altitude and cold combine to accelerate dehydration. || Image by Shutterstock Updated and revised February 25, 2016 Headaches, nausea, and confusion are wearing you down and you can’t continue. “I have to turn back,” you mumble, calling an end to … [Read more...]

Why it took 13.1 miles to believe I’m a runner

I’m a runner. There, I said it. I wouldn’t believe it until I ran a half-marathon, but now I can’t deny it. I didn’t run just any half, I ran the North Face Endurance Challenge Series, one of the toughest out there…a trail run, beginning at 6,900 … [Read more...]

Why it took 13.1 miles to believe I’m a runner

I’m a runner. There, I said it. I wouldn’t believe it until I ran a half-marathon, but now I can’t deny it. I didn’t run just any half, I ran the North Face Endurance Challenge Series, one of the toughest out there…a trail run, beginning at 6,900 … [Read more...]

A menu for adventure: Staying active and well fed

  On a long hike I’ll sometimes pack a pot and stove for hot meals. I like to eat. This mostly has to do with my active lifestyle; I burn calories fast when I’m running, climbing, or paddling. Because I’m on the go constantly, I have to … [Read more...]