Category: Adventure

Top Five Ways to Peep Like a Local

ibexbuzz: Leaves… people! Peeping at leaves! We Vermonters have a love/hate relationship with leafing season. How can you not be lured in by the nature’s annual show of flamboyance? It’s stone-cold gorgeous. Economically, we’re grateful, of course, for the multi-week tourism boom. It’s just that as a collective of 600,000+ independent spirits, we still have… Read more »

Ibex Ode to the Campfire

On Campfires The often-romanticized campfire is experiencing something of a moment in popular outdoor culture. Instagram photos and post-gravel ride potlucks don’t happen without a good pile of burning wood. Count the number of time-lapse photos replete with darting spark trails and the orange shadows not replicable away from a real fire that you find… Read more »

Hiking the PCT for PTSD

This weekend Ibex sponsored hikers, Brett and Lori Stephensen (aka Poppyseed and Pancake) will walk away from their everyday lives and begin an ascent into the Northern Cascades, taking the first of approximately 19,000,000 steps that will constitute their southbound truHike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which spans 2,660 miles between the US borders with… Read more »

Experience The Outdoors is BACK!

To celebrate the outdoors, we have aligned forces with the best outdoor brands in the industry to bring you this ultimate outdoor contest. The drawing for Week 1 will be May 8th. Over the course of 4 weeks, you’ll have the chance to win top gear from the following brands: Ibex, NEMO, MSR, Lenal Paddles,… Read more »

Joe Mills – Salathe Wall Update (PART 2)

Joe working the Enduro Corner on The Salathe Wall.  PC: James Lucas A week after leaving our homes in Boulder, Chris and I have already put in a 5 day ground-up push on freeing the Salathe Wall on El Capitan. Our original plan was to leave Boulder after work on Friday, but the weather had… Read more »

Joe Mills Takes on The Salathe Wall

We’re gonna need a bigger bag… Running training laps on the Rocky Mountain National Park ultra-classic, The Wasp (13a). Today my partner Chris Barlow and I will be heading out to free climb one of the most iconic chunks of granite in the world, The Salathe Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The… Read more »

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day.

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day. ibexbuzz: Here at Ibex HQ, we’ve enjoyed a rather large pummeling of powder over the last two weeks. With a fresh 24 inches expected by tomorrow night, it goes without saying that we’re letting folks out early for some safer travelling home. We’ve also… Read more »

Ibex Athlete Karsten Delap shares with us some Tool Techniques for mixed climbing. (Source:

Stranded in the Backcountry With Ibex’s Own VP of Product, James Fisher

In our ongoing series…wait…does two over a year count as a series (one, two)? Sure. In our ongoing series, Stranded in the Backcountry, Ibex wants to know how you’d spend three, blissful days alone in nature. All of your basic needs are covered (food, water, heat, shelter, etc.) are in this “what if” game masquerading… Read more »


The world conspires to crowd you. Sure there are far-flung locales, deep wilderness treks, enclaves of isolation that one can seek out with enough time and resources, but a bit of quiet time alone in the standard day to day is rare. Skiers, perhaps more than their share, feel this. Chairlifts have grown in speed… Read more »