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Nat Geo Offers the 14 Best Spring Trips for 2018.

I know the calendar may have officially turned to spring late last week, but where I live we’re still waiting for it to properly arrive. While we patiently wait for the arrival of warmer weather and some sunshine, we can dream about visiting other places for a springtime adventure. And to help us out with that, National Geographic has put together a list of 14 amazing trips for the season ahead.

Amongst the destinations that Nat Geo recommends are Japan, where the cherry blossoms are in full blooms, and the Upper Amazon in Peru, where temperatures remain fairly constant all year round. The article also suggests a journey to the East Coast of Sri Lanka or Morocco, where the weather is a bit cooler this time of year. But for those who aren’t ready to give up on winter completely yet, Svalbard in northern Norway is on offer, allowing travelers to experience the Midnight Sun and quite possibly even spot some polar bears.

I’ll leave the rest of the list for you to discover, but needless to say each entry offers a short overview of what Spring is a good time to go and what to expect when you get there. This being National Geographic, there are plenty of great photos too and some suggested destinations that you might not have thought of yourself, both foreign and domestic.

If you’re looking for a way to shake off the cold grip of winter, and bring a bit of adventure back into your life, than you’ll want to have a look at the list. Check it on in its entirety here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Nat Geo Offers the 14 Best Spring Trips for 2018

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Video: How to Become a Better Belayer.

While it isn’t the most fun aspect of climbing, it is something that we all have to do from time to time. I’m talking about being on belay of course and this video offers up some tips on how we can all do a better job in that role. With spring climbing just around the corner, perhaps its time to refresh ourselves on how to be a better belayer.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Video: A Drone’s Eye View of the World From 33,000 Feet.

Drones continue to evolve, become smarter and more powerful. Case in point, is this video in which Russian drone makers set a new record for highest flight, taking their remote controlled aircraft up to a height of 10 km (33,000 feet). As you can imagine, the views from up there are pretty spectacular. The clip is fairly long, but gives you a good idea of what it takes to reach such altitudes, and what the drone can “see” as it it goes up.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: A Drone’s Eye View of the World From 33,000 Feet

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Video: The Nepal Project From Proof Eyewear.

In November of 2017, Idaho-based Proof Eyewear traveled to Nepal in an effort to give something back to the community there. Working with HELP International, the eyewear company volunteered on a project to help combat sex trafficking, while supporting efforts to improve vocational empowerment as well as visual and dental health. Along the way they contributed more than $16,000, helped restock the medical supplies of a Nepali village, conducted health screenings of 468 people, and gave out more than 500 pairs of glasses. And as you’ll see in the video below, they also had quite an adventure along the way. This is a heartwarming and wonderful story in a time when we could all use a little good news.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Video: The Nepal Project From Proof Eyewear

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Video: If Mountains Could Speak, What Would They Ask Us?

This short and beautiful clip comes our way courtesy of Osprey Packs. It asks some important questions about why we go out into the wilderness, what drives us to explore, and examines our connection with nature. If the mountains could speak, these are the things they would ask us, as it is the vary same things we often ask ourselves when heading out on an adventure. This is a very well done video that is captivating to watch and listen to. Give it a look.

Autor : Kraig Becker

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Gear Closet: Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro – 2018 Edition.

A couple of years back I took a look at a product from Hillsound called the Trail Crampon Pro and found it to be an excellent add on to our hiking boots and shoes for use on icy and snowy trails. True to its name, the Trail Crampon acted much like traditional mountaineering crampons, attaching to your boot in a quick and efficient manner. But, since that time the company has updates its design, making it a lot more convenient and easy to use than the previous generation.

Unlike the previous generation, the updated model of the Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro uses a ratchet and buckle system to securely attach the spikes to your shoes. Previously hikers had to adjust the sizing of the crampon using a tool, which required setting it up ahead of time and made it challenging to adjust in the field. This latest iteration is about as simple as it gets however, and having used both models extensively, I haven’t noticed any change in performance whatsoever. Essentially, this product now offers the same level of grip as a mountaineering crampon, with the ease of something that is far less technical.

Designed for low and medium grade ascents – as opposed to ice climbing or truly taxing alpine pursuits – the Trail Crampon Pro features ten individual 1 inch spikes, with six found on the front and four at the rear. This allows hikers to not only get a solid grip on the ascents, but make descents with more control as well. I’ve used them over snow, ice, and slush on trails and over rocks, and have found them to be an excellent option for use in the backcountry during high impact winter pursuits.

The latest version of the Trail Crampon seems more comfortable on my foot as well, although I can’t tell if that is due to any change in design on Hillsound’s part or if it is the result of using them with different pairs of boots. Either way, they aren’t overly constraining or restrictive, even when ratchet on tightly, making it a breeze to wear them for long hikes and alpine approaches. And when you no longer need them, they slip right off and can be stashed inside or hung from a lashing point on your backpack until you need them again.

It is important to point out that these crampons tip the scales at 23.5 ounces (667 gram) per pair. That isn’t especially heavy, but its not the lightest we’ve seen either. But, the good news is that I feel that Hillsound has found an excellent middle ground in terms of weight, durability, and convenience, making these a good all around option for those who need a bit of extra traction on slick surfaces.

The Trail Crampon Pro is also fairly budget friendly, carrying a price tag of just $79. That makes them less expensive than most technical crampons that you’ll find, but also more expensive than some of the less technical options from competitors. Indeed, I feel like this product has found an excellent middle ground that offers a more durable and stable product for those who need it, without forcing them to purchase higher price crampons that exceed their needs. Chances are, they’ll like what they find in Trail Crampon Pro, and love the price and convenience that they bring.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: –  Gear Closet: Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro – 2018 Edition

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Nat Geo Has Fun Facts for All 59 U.S. National Parks.

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the start of National Park Week, and to help celebrate National Geographic has published a story that shares fun facts about each and every park in the U.S. system. That’s 59 parks at the moment, stretching from Acadia in Maine to Haleakala in Hawaii, with some pretty fantastic landscapes located in between.

The list runs through all of the parks in alphabetical order starting with the aforementioned Acadia and ending with Zion. Scrolling through the story you’ll learn some fascinating things, such as the fact that Arches National Park has more than 2000 documented rock arches within its border or that Big Bend is home to a hot springs that reaches temperatures in excess of 105ºF (40.5ºC). You’ll also discover that Crater Lake’s caldera is nearly 6 miles in diameter and that beautiful wildflowers spring up in Death Valley for a brief time after a rainstorm.

These are just a few hints at the wonderful secrets that America’s national parks hold. These wonderful, beautiful, and endlessly wild places are amazing destinations, which is why they continue to hold such a sway over travelers. During National Park Week, entrance into the parks is completely free, making them even more enticing. And since the week comes prior to the start of the busy summer travel season, there is a good chance you’ll have the place to yourself if you go.

Find out more about National Park Week here and read all of Nat Geo’s fun national park facts here.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: – Nat Geo Has Fun Facts for All 59 U.S. National Parks

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