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Florian Hill Presents

Tuesday, July 08, 2014   |  People  |  Adventure   

Mountaineer Florian Hill presents at Outdoor Rise

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Capturing Real Adventure

Saturday, April 26, 2014    

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Filmmaker and adventurer Andy Laub on striking out on your own to find your truest story

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Running with the Elephants

Wednesday, February 12, 2014    

Two volunteer travelers describe their unforgettable Namibia experience

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The Great Northeast Brewery Tour

Friday, January 24, 2014    

Come along on the Great Northeast Brewery Tour as author, imbiber, and outdoorsman Ben Keene reveals hidden gems and tried-and-true favorites along the brew trail.

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Green Elegance

Friday, December 20, 2013    

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As the showy deciduous trees have lost their leaves it is the evergreens that brighten the short days of winter.  As we welcome winter officially on December 21 it is a fine time to get to know pine.

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Climbing the Hardest Route

Thursday, November 14, 2013    

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As we write this, three of the best climbers in the world are literally hanging on the side of a sheer rock face waiting for night to fall so they can begin climbing again. The only way down? Finishing the route, weather, or injury. The Dawn Wall Project is one of incredible resilience and a commitment to pushing the limits of rock climbing.

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The Art of Layering

Thursday, November 07, 2013    

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With beautiful fall colors comes crisp air and shorter days. It’s the best time of year to be hiking but it’s no longer enough to head out with just a t-shirt and a rain jacket. The best days are the ones when you’re prepared so today we present The Art of Layering to guide you through the process of dressing appropriately for the great outdoors.

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Trip Recap: Hang Gliding

Thursday, October 10, 2013    

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We started the day out at the Upper West Side. No one had been hang gliding before but we had some skydivers and bungee jumpers excited to try out the next adventure. We headed upstate and even though it was still September, maples burned red and other trees had leaves that were starting to turn. I wondered what they would look like from above. We arrived at the hangar and after a safety talk the day begun.

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The Summit Film

Thursday, October 03, 2013   |  Adventure   

These are big problems happening all the time on big mountains. I think films like this are great to show that it’s not all pretty sunrises, and if you pay enough money it’ll all be taken care of. There’s quite a bit of responsibility that comes with deciding that you’re going to put yourself on a mountain with other climbers, and that your preparedness directly affects their safety, regardless of whether you signed up with them or not.

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Reaching Your Summit

Friday, September 27, 2013    

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This week we ran a contest asking everyone to tell us about their personal summits this past summer. While classic summits such as Rainier, Denali and Mt. Baker represented we also had hiking in New Hampshire, a sunset shot, and climbing in Colorado. Whether physically reaching the summit of a peak or challenging yourself in another way, the outdoors are one of the best places to be able to go outside your comfort zone and achieve in new ways.

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Gear Review: Backpackers Oven

Thursday, September 19, 2013   |  Gear   

Two weekends ago we headed upstate to hike the infamous Devils Path. Two days on one of the toughest trails in the Northeast meant we had to keep our energy and calories up. Luckily, our supply van brought in delicious food and even a camp oven on Saturday night. This was the first time we had brought the BEMCO Backpackers Oven out on the trail so we were excited to test it in natural conditions.

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9 Reasons Why Discover Outdoors and Brooklyn are a perfect fit

Thursday, August 29, 2013    

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By now everyone’s heard the news: Brooklyn Outfitters is joining the Discover Outdoors family. This means DO has a new location: Williamsburg! To welcome the borough to the DO family we’ve created “9 Reasons Why Discover Outdoors and Brooklyn are a perfect fit.” This is probably our silliest blog post to date - enjoy and welcome Brooklyn!

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NYC Microadventure

Thursday, August 22, 2013   |  People  |  Adventure   

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“I spent 6 days hiking and biking the length of the Hudson River, here in the states. The Hudson is the longest river in New York State and the lifeblood of the state- it gets its source at the beautiful alpine Lake Tear of the Clouds (just shy of the summit of the highest peak in New York’s Adirondack Mtn’s: Mt Marcy) and from there it wends its way through many historical towns, the state’s capital, meets the Eerie Canal and eventually ends at the ocean in Manhattan, by the Statue of Liberty.

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Trail Reading: Into Thin Air

Thursday, August 15, 2013   |  Education   

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The story starts when author John Krakauer is assigned an article on Everest for Outside Magazine.

The adventure that followed was far beyond what any magazine or members of the expedition expected and here Krakauer turns to writing to deal with the experience of climbing Mount Everest. 

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Connective Dislocations - Part 3

Thursday, August 08, 2013   |  People  |  Adventure   

If you live in New York City and have a chance to visit the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana, get your hands dirty and disconnect from what you perceive to be reality, I recommend it. But beware, you may end up questioning what you know and be tempted to adopt a new lifestyle…

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