If you understand the difference between cuben and carbon fiber, spend more on hiking gear than on everyday clothes, and know the calorie content of every energy bar on the market, then chances are you’ve got the hiking bug. You’re also probably aware of a trend for hiking long-distance trails from end-to-end. Thru-hikes such as …

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Part One of Four Kaiku is an audio-visual project which was started in 2012. The project combines words, images and video with original compositions and natural sound recordings from the Baltic Sea area. This is the first article in a four-part series documenting the work behind the project. The series consists of the following instalments; …

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It seems everyone wants an action camera these days. And why wouldn’t they? Even if you aren’t a hardcore adventurer or sports extremist, it’s a cool gadget to have. When buying an action camera, most people eye anything from GoPro, as it’s easily the most popular brand. But if you search for “action cameras” online, …

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The cliff face loomed above my head, pegs sticking straight out from the rock. I clipped into the steel cable with both carabiners, took a deep breath, and grabbed the first peg of the Klettersteig Via Ferrata in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Then I felt the first stirrings of stark terror. It made no sense; the fear …

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No matter what wrinkled line travelers follow across an atlas, they have an instant heart connection with other wandering spirits. Even if one group is going to Puerto Rico and another is on the way to France, fellow travelers understand the shared desire to keep moving, gypsy-style, and see the world with wide open eyes. …

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Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “April showers, May flowers,” or something like that? Well, April’s come early and we need some waterproof shoes, stat. The PF Flyer Hi Press boot is chic enough footwear for city days but its heavy-duty rubber can handle serious wet and muck, too. The styling of this update comes from …

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According to Somerville Theatre’s Hermitlake organizer, Paul Fitzpatrick Nager, the film The Search for Freedom sets the tone for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016. This action-packed film, showing some of the brightest stars of our adrenaline-chasing age, overlaid with a beautiful narrative, results in a somewhat jarring juxtaposition that still manages to …

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There is Sarah, the energetic blonde storyteller, a recent transplant from Florida. There is Leslie, the soft spoken and sweet Madison grad.  There is Laura, the Bay Area native with a bubbly exterior, but an introverted interior.  And there is me, the married dreamer from Minnesota.  Together we make up a group of four women …

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