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The Seven Best Hiking Boots for Summer 2021 Reviewed

From week-long treks to day hikes, these boots will keep you comfortable and safe from whatever the trail throws at you

The Devil’s Work: Six-Pitch Ontario 5.10b Sport Route

Riverside Wall has a number of all-bolted multi-pitch rock routes up to 5.10

MEC Celebrates 50th Birthday with Million Dollar Donation

MEC gift to benefit national outdoor organizations

How to Become a Multi-Pitch Rock Climber in Southern Ontario

Tips to help you access tall climbs safely and have fun

Crag Etiquette: Finesse Your First Trips to the Rocks

Keeping access to Canadian crags requires all climbers to follow a few simple unwritten rules. Be sure to follow the Covid-19 guidelines for your health region this season

Free Will: The Climbing Life of Jim Sandford

One of Canada’s most accomplished and legendary rock climbers

Erynne Gilpin, Victoria-Based Indigenous Rock Climbing Activist

“As I climbed more, I saw different worldviews, actions and relationships to the land. I wondered, what can I contribute to informing non-Indigenous people about the relationship of land, governance and well-being.”

The Keen Ridge Flex Hiking Boots for 2021

This new-for-2021 style is flexible, durable and very comfortable

The Best Climbing Harnesses for 2021

There are more harnesses than ever now, for climbers of all abilities and all kinds of climbing settings, from the gym to ice climbing

The ValandrĂ© Troll, the warmest jacket we’ve ever tried

Made for serious backcountry climbers and skiers looking to stay warm on super cold days