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January 2016


On Thin Ice

An in-depth look at the small but dedicated North Carolina ice climbing scene.

Best in Snow: Top Winter Gear Picks Revealed

Very few people get more days on the snow than Phillip Yates, the terrain park manager for Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Here are his picks for the best winter gear.

Looking Back on Looking Glass

This December marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Looking Glass Rock’s The Nose, a route that laid the groundwork for rock climbing in the granite enriched Southeast.

Ignite the Night | Adventures After Dark

Explore new adventures after dark by moonlight (or headlamp). Night rides, runs, and paddling trips transform the outdoor experience.

King Coal Dethroned | Mining Baron Don Blankenship Convicted

Perhaps you’ve heard of Don Blankenship—he’s Appalachian coal’s apex predator, who was dubbed the “Dark Lord of Coal Country” by Rolling Stone.

A River Runs Through It | Cancer Survivors Tackle Whitewater

This year, 590,000 Americans will die from cancer, and another 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed. Even scarier is that these numbers are going nowhere but up.