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In The Land of Ice and Fire

A place where trolls exist, where the land is magical and the people are hard as  F*$%… how could I say no? In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Explore, photographer Robin O’Neil regales us with her tales of skiing and overlanding…

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You Can’t Always be High and Dry

There’s not much that can ruin a trip to the mountains, but rain and water sure can dampen the mood. Within minutes a heavy rain can leave you shivering with wet soaks and aching feet. Morale can drop quickly and…

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7 Reasons to Take a Mountaineering Course

Every mountain town has views of  breathtaking ridgelines. Boulder has the Flatirons. Seattle has the Cascades. Salt Lake City has the Wasatch Range. The list goes on. While gazing out at these majestic peaks, the same thought slowly creeps into…

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The Results of Resting Better

Sometimes the idea of the rugged mountains and roughing it in the great outdoors prime our minds to think of the outdoors as this uncomfortable and rough. There’s almost an air of purity to suffering while we are out enjoying…

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Stories

Just Go!

Adventure is everywhere these days, and if we’re not on a trip or planning the next one, it’s almost certain that we’re hearing about someone else’s. Colorful dreamscape squares on our phones scroll alongside the realities of a cubicle wall, a…

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To the Warmth Degree

In the backcountry, every single element adds up. Every gram. Every calorie. Every inch. Every decision. All of these elements are multiplied during the winter. In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Beta, contributor Bethany Hughes gives us a few decision points…

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A Life Lived on a Therm-a-Rest Pad

My mom and dad are mountain people, to the core. In fact, they met in the mountains, on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois boy, out west for the summer exploring himself and…

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Therm-a-Rest’s Winter Dream Team

The Therm-a-Rest Dream Team is a ragtag crew of adventurers and explorers that, in our opinion, have some pretty incredible stories, objectives and pursuits. They share our draw to the great outdoors and also share our desire for a better…

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Advocacy

A Call To Conservation

Every outdoor adventurer intrinsically cares for the outdoor. Most donate money or volunteer for trail days. James Q Martin devotes his talents, resources and the majority of his time to conservation. His award-winning films leave us inspired to adventure and…

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Adventure at Your Doorstep

As the days grow short and we begin researching plane flights home, the adventure motivation can start to slow. We shift our focus to family and friends, enjoying holidays that prompt us to appreciate the things that we hold dear….

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Stories

Bombardier Blood

Hemophilia is a life-altering disease. Your blood’s inability to clot makes deep bleeding a huge concern, especially at joints like your ankles, knees and elbows. Someone with this condition could let hemophilia stifle their desire to push their physical limits…

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