Category: Adventure

Have Kids Will Pedal: A Lesson from the Road Less Travelled

What is the most important lesson we learned?  TRY NEW THINGS!   The idea of cycling along the Andes started as a dream of an active journey in a new country. Before we left, some thought this trip was crazy, and there were many times when we too questioned our ideas. With limited experience biking,… Read more »

Ibex in the Land of Ibex

It is Swiss Quality, yes? The question comes more like an assertion, and I rush to answer. “Actually, American. Ibex.” Who knew my usually low-key sense of patriotism would well up and surprise me? And over a t-shirt, no less.  “It’s wool,” I point out as the questioner invades my space and fingers the fabric…. Read more »

Don’t be a Creeper When You’re a Peeper

This is the time of year when Vermont and our New England brethren are thrust in the national spotlight for little more than our natural beauty. It’s time for fall colors and that means leaf peepers. Honestly, it’s so objectifying. Can somebody please get John Oliver on it? We could use a little bit of… Read more »

Gravel: The New “It” Road for Cycling

Move over, dirt. Hit the road, pavement. Gravel is all the rage for cycling now. Yes, you thought gravel was just the bouncy part of the road you tolerated en route to some greater majesty, or just the annoyance responsible for the scar in your knee from a childhood biking crash. No longer. Gravel is… Read more »

Q&A with Max Krimmer, Filmmaker behind “Huntsmen,” the New Bouldering Film

Filmmaker and climber Max Krimmer spent nearly 18 months with a cadre of wildly talented climbers shooting one of the most anticipated bouldering films in recent memory. The film, titled Huntsmen, premieres this Saturday, September 20, 2014, in Boulder, Colo. It was shot all around Southern Colorado, within a few hours of Krimmer’s (then) home… Read more »

Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend in Every US Time Zone

You could accuse Ibex of being Vermont-centric, and you wouldn’t be wrong. We love us some “freedom and unity” (our state motto rocks, does it not?). Though we’re proud of our New England home, we’re not so drunk on the maple Kool-Aid that we can’t appreciate the rest of our beautiful nation. With Labor Day… Read more »

The Ibex Guide to New England Swimming Holes

Warren Falls: photo credit Michael Sipe We’re a New England company so we talk about a lot of things associated with the north east- things like firewood, maple syrup, variable weather and hiking with dogs. We rarely talk about swimming holes. Yet, because it is the height of summer, because we’ve really enjoyed our June and July to… Read more »