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The Dirtbag Diaries

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: No Way Around It

By Fitz Cahall   |   Sep 9, 2016 September 9, 2016

Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic are the expedition kayakers. Over the past decade, the duo have made first descents of over 120 rivers in wildly remote locations across 36 countries and 6 continents. In 2016, Ben and Chris traveled to Myanmar to complete a source to… Read More

Lago to Lago: Connecting the two great lakes in Patagonia Park

Lago to Lago: Connecting the two great lakes in Patagonia Park

By Rick Ridgeway   |   Jun 26, 2015 June 26, 2015

The official grand opening of the new Patagonia National Park in southern Chile is scheduled for late November but the park, even now, is attracting thousands of visitors including three of our trail running ambassadors who, in January, ran parts of the 100-plus miles of trails already… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jan 7, 2015 January 7, 2015

By Fitz & Becca Cahall There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will… Read More

[Above: Mid-back (rhomboid) release. All photos Lydia Zamorano Collection]

My New Travel Companion

By Lydia Zamorano   |   Jun 20, 2014 June 20, 2014

I’ve found my favorite yoga and bodywork prop. Not only is it made of wood, but it’s perfectly portable, fits into the side of any backpack or duffel bag, and takes up next to no space in a van. It works kind of like other massage canes would (but it’s not… Read More

Andre’s Red Knickers: A Story About Boatmens’ Rituals

Andre’s Red Knickers: A Story About Boatmens’ Rituals

By Jeffe Aronson   |   May 24, 2013 May 24, 2013

“Hey, Reeg,” I say, watching him wading chest deep, offshore in the frigid river, well past sundown, when most normal river guides should be sipping scotch (as I happen to be). He is sponging off the scum line from his handmade dory, the Escalante, his beauty and dream. He… Read More

Taking the Oars

Taking the Oars

By Bridget Crocker   |   Jan 22, 2013 January 22, 2013

Sometimes a woman has to paddle against the current. When I’d first met Doreen, last season, she was a highsider – a porter and training guide who helped weight the rafts through the Zambezi’s high-volume hydraulics. She was barely five feet tall and less than a hundred pounds, but as… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

By Fitz Cahall   |   Dec 21, 2012 December 21, 2012

by Fitz & Becca Cahall Alastair Humphreys has biked around the world, crossed glacial highlands and desert lands. But in 2011, he stayed in Britain, focusing on trips close to home. The idea of backyard adventure wasn't new, but he put it in terms everyone could understand. Read More

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