Category: People

Gone for the Holidays

Google ‘Christmas traditions’ and you see images of family, food, and twinkling lights. Time together with family and friends enjoying some great food is what the holidays are all about, right? But do you have to stay home do appreciate these things? What about a fine campfire dinner after a great day of family hiking… Read more »

A Week of Thanks in a Week of Sales

As the final Thursday in November creeps up on us – seemingly faster and faster each year – we at Ibex take time to reflect on how darn appreciative we are for…well…just about everything. We’re grateful for our families, with whom we muck out the meaning of love – even when we drive each other… Read more »

Five Steps to a Perfect Halloween

Photo by: Juushika Redgrave, via Flickr Creative Commons, cc by 2.0 Halloween: you are a beautiful holiday! Fun, spooky, inventive: there’s a little something of everything for everyone. Traditionally, October 31st is a celebration of harvest, of the end of the summer, and of all those we love – the living and the dead. It… Read more »

Famous Hikers on Hitting the Trail

There are only a handful of people who have become famous because of their hiking exploits. Climbing? Yes. Trail running? Yep. Mountaineering? Sure. But hiking – not so much. We all hike to some extent, avidly or casually. Though for the most part, society stops celebrating your walking achievements after you’ve passed 12-14-months of age…. Read more »

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 »

The Ibex Five for Fathers, A Gift Guide

Put to rest the same tired gifts and material platitudes common to Father’s Day. Dad doesn’t want a tie. He doesn’t want dinner out. Instead, it’s time to find something more fetching for dad. Hence, we present to you Five for Fathers: five gifts (with a special twist) to consider when celebrating all that is… 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 »

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 »