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Rock Climbing Tips from Kevin Jorgeson

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Rock Climbing Tips from Kevin Jorgeson

After completing the first free climb of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall in January of this year, Kevin Jorgeson partnered with Duracell to share his top-ten tips for climbing in the outdoors. A big part of Kevin’s tips are being safe and having reliable gear. As such, Duracell sent over a Kevin Jorgeson inspired kit – including Black […]

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Gear Deals from FreestyleXtreme

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Gear Deals from FreestyleXtreme

There are a number of good online action-sports retailers out there, and one that is hard to beat for pricing and product selection is FreestyleXtreme. The store has been around since 2003 and has become internationally recognized for their large discounts, “meet or beat pricing system”, and easy return policy. Whether you’re interested in mountain […]

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Hiking Mount Fromme in North Vancouver

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Hiking Mount Fromme in North Vancouver

Mount Fromme sits just east of Grouse Mountain and is home to a large number of mountain biking and hiking trails. At an elevation of 1,185 m, the view from the summit of Mount Fromme is rewarding, but is by no means the best around. Mount Fromme offers views of Lynn Ridge, Coliseum Mountain, Mount Burwell, and Mount Seymour.

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PowerSkin Battery Case for Samsung Review

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PowerSkin Battery Case for Samsung Review

While smartphones should never be relied upon while hiking or in the outdoors (for navigation or communication), there are times when they are nice to have to take pictures, or as a back-up form of communication. Ideally, cell phones would be left off until needed in a potential emergency situation to keep the battery charged. […]

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Swan Falls Loop Hike at Buntzen Lake

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Swan Falls Loop Hike at Buntzen Lake

Swan Falls is a hike near Buntzen Lake in Anmore, which takes you along Eagle Ridge, past a waterfall (Swan Falls), tarns, lakes, and over an amazing summit (Mount Beautiful). It’s a fantastic, lesser-travelled alternative to the Diez Vistas route for those wanting a challenging hike with lots of elevation gain, and some spectacular views.

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

South Needle is a very challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which flies under the radar compared to a lot of the other nearby hikes like Norvan Falls and Coliseum Mountain. The hike takes you up to the popular Lynn Peak lookout, but then pushes further along Lynn Ridge and beyond Lynn Peak itself to a spectacular view at an elevation of 1,160 m at the summit of South Needle.

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