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Video: Beyond Trails Atacama

Osprey Packs:

Lorraine Blancher: “Every new trail you travel on or off the beaten path brings uncertainty. Riding bikes in a place like this forces you to pay attention to the terrain, listen closely to suggestions on how to move through it. Instead of success and failure you became to think in terms of adaptation and forward motion.”

‘The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young’

The Barkley isn’t easy. But then that’s the point. It’s not your average ultra marathon. From the sign-up process to the completion of the course. The vast majority who attempt it never reach the finish line.

The race was conceived by Lazarus Lake (Gary Cantell) and Raw Dog (Karl Henn) as a mocking homage to a 1977 prison escape. The course, which changes every year, always traverses a tunnel under the prison.

You can view the madness on Netflix (and probably elsewhere).

Barkley Marathons Movie:

A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world’s most guarded secret.

Video: How to ski moguls

REI:

When your favorite ski run turns into a mogul field, have no fear! With the right technique and some planning you’ll be able to cruise down bump runs. In this video, PSIA Alpine Team member Robin Barnes shows you how to stay in balance, where you can find an easier line through the bumps and where to find a faster line.

Video: How to ski steep terrain

REI:

Skiing steep terrain can be thrilling once you’ve mastered the skills and techniques that will get you down the hill. In this video, PSIA Alpine Team member Robin Barnes covers the basics, including how to stay balanced, how to skid your turns to control your speed and how to pick the right line for you.

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