Category: Interviews

A Q&A With Ibex Videographer Evan Kay

Evan Kay has a made-up job here at Ibex. It’s not fake; he literally created his own job description and pitched it to our CEO. His pitch went a little something like this: Why don’t I travel around for Ibex and I’ll make films about what I see? Bold pitch. It worked because Evan is… Read more »

A Family Cycling Odyssey Along the Chilean Cordillera, Part II

Here is part two of the Clark’s interview about their upcoming bike adventure in Patagonia. Read part one here. IQ: Let’s talk about the South American ride. Are you riding now as a family? Are you training? DC: No. [Ed. Note: We both crack up at this line.] Actually, one of the challenges of a… Read more »

A Family Cycling Odyssey Along the Chilean Cordillera, Part I

Dan and Alice Clark are about to ride bikes from Patagonia to northern Argentina. The trip will last eight months and they’ll cover about 5,000 kilometers, with nearly 75,000 feet in elevation gain – a sweet trip by any measure. But what makes it truly extraordinary is that their son, Koby (6), and daughter, Ava… Read more »

Ibex Plays a Game of “Stranded in the Backcountry” with Serena Gordon

Scenario: You’re stranded with plenty of water, basic food and heat in a cabin in the snowy backcountry. Who: Serena Gordon, cycling goddess, cyclocross badass, saver of wild places, writer and Ibex-sponsored athlete. Ibex: You get to choose: In which snowy backcountry area would you love to be stranded? Serena: Any place with a big… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: A Q&A with Icelantic Skis

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We caught up with Icelantic Skis Event and Partnerships director, Sam Warren, to hear how this once small company turned into one of  Colorado’s most sought after ski brands. IBEX: Icelantic has a cult-like following in the… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: Ibex Q&A with Zeal Optics

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We sat down with Zeal Optic’s Director of Marketing, Joe Prebich, at the brand’s retail store in downtown Boulder, Colorado to better understand what goes into the fashion, function and sustainability of the brand’s eyewear. IBEX:… Read more »

He Said, She Said: Planning to Run Hut-to-Hut in the Austrian Alps

Joe Mills and Kara Henry are just your average couple. You know… in a typical week, they work full time, study for advanced degrees, have a few beers with friends, rack up first ascents on 5.14+ routes and run 100-mile trail races on the weekends for fun. Like we said: average. That is if “average”… Read more »

Meet the New Ibex CEO Ted Manning

Ted Manning recently stepped through the doors of the Ibex world headquarters in White River Junction, Vermont, as our company’s new CEO. With the gravitas of any other like-minded company, we suited up and welcomed him with an agenda of focused strategy meetings, a high tea meet and greet and a rousing round of product… Read more »

Five Questions With the Man Behind Our Finest Wool Raising sheep tends to be a family business. We’re not sure if it’s an innate heritage of stewardship, a need for all hands on deck or if the kids simply grow up to appreciate the beauty of the family land. For Johnny Anderson, not even a… Read more »