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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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Outdoor Research Collections

Check out the latest Outdoor Research men’s and women’s collections.
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New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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New DMM Pack

New DMM sport climbing pack, looks cool!  
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The Alpine Start: Outdoor Retailer 2014

The Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City debuted a number of hot items expected spring/summer 2015. Gripped’s gear editor Rafal Andronowski has some great reviews in our next issue! Go to the Alpine Start to see more new gear for 2015!  
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Petzl Pad and Headlamp

Watch the two clips below to learn more about some of Petzl’s best gear for climbers.  
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Arc’teryx Apperture Chalk Bag

Arcteryx Apperture Chalk Bag from Jet Lag on Vimeo.
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Mountain Lingo Everyone Should Know

Climbers have a language of their own and there are a few basic terms which everyone should know. Here is a list of mountaineering terms for those wondering what something like glissade means. Mountaineering Shop Talk ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS (AMS) Also known as altitude sickness,
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Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.
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Video: How to belay on a multi-pitch

How to belay on a multi pitch climb a.k.a. top down belaying. How to set up a belay on the top of a pitch to belay your second up using a guide style “autoblocking” belay device.  
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