Apa Sherpa holds the world record for Mt Everest ascents at 21 successful climbs.

Meet the Man Who’s Climbed Mt Everest 21 Times: Apa Sherpa

Join the AMC’s Boston Chapter as they present a unique slideshow & video hosted by Apa Sherpa himself – the only man in history to have reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 21 times, and one of the greatest mountaineers who has ever lived. Cost: Tickets, priced at $12 for AMC members/students and […]

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Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

Book Review: Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

I get tremendous personal satisfaction from learning, practicing, and using my outdoor skills when I go hiking, and it’s become an integral part of every day hike or backpacking trip I take. But there are so many outdoor skills that I am unfamiliar with covered in Mors Kochanski’s classic “Bushcraft”, that I could easily spend […]

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NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R Sleeping Pad

Raffle: ENTER to WIN a FREE Nemo Astro Air Lite 20R Sleeping Pad

Lightweight and simple, the NEMO Astro Air Lite 20R sleeping pad offers a plush 3” thickness, with horizontal baffles for maximum comfort. This elegant and lightweight inflatable pad also features and a raised baffle at the head end which can be used as a built-in pillow. Weighing just 14.3 ounces (14.7) with a stuff sack, the […]

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Packit Gourmet Sponsorship Application

How to Get Backpacking Gear Sponsorships

Backpacking and outdoor gear companies sponsor hikers and other athletes because it’s a very inexpensive form of advertising. The basic formula goes like this: they give you a piece of free gear or a steep discount on purchases you make through them, and you become a walking billboard for their brand, endorsing their product on […]

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MSR Revo Explore Snowshoes The new hyperlink binding only has two straps which close with a snowboard-style ratchet binding-1

MSR Revo Explore Snowshoe Review

The MSR Revo Explore Snowshoe is a recreational snowshoe that features the new Hyperlink ratchet binding system (also available on the MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoe) which is much easier and faster to put on than the four plastic strap binding used on MSR’s backcountry snowshoes, like the MSR Lightning Ascent. Like many of MSR’s other snowshoes, the Revo Explore has […]

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Beavers at Work

Bay Circuit Trail Section 3: Andover to Boxford

A friend of mine had gone hiking the previous day in the Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, so I decided to check it out. I got lost on the drive up and ended up at Ward Reservation, a conservation area managed by the affluent Trustees of Reservations. I knew that one of the hiking trails […]

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