Category: Places

Multisport Days in a Multisport State: Microadventuring in Durango, Colorado

By Ibex Advocate Alex Gulsby The state of Colorado is sprinkled with some of the most amazing little mountain towns. Durango, Colorado is no exception and I’m honored to call this place home. First snow means everything to the locals here, as it signifies the seasonal transformation of adventure sports. Rock turns to ice in… Read more »

Ibex Makes its Denver Debut Just in Time for Winter

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Dear Denver and honorary members of the Ibex flock, The time has come. In mere days, our newest Ibex store in Denver, CO will be holding a Grand Opening celebration at 250 Columbine Street in Cherry Creek North! On Saturday, December 10, we’ll be celebrating all things Merino from 12pm-8pm – just in time for… Read more »

Around the Bend: Pleasant Detours through Central Oregon

By Ibex Advocate Anna Jacobs We’re pretty fortunate here in Bend, Oregon – we get 300 days of sunshine a year, and living in the high desert means the air is always dry and the weather tends to be fairly predictable. It was peak foliage season a few weeks ago, and my friend Tony and I… Read more »

Over the Divide

Time is a friend and foe. We wait through the long dark nights of winter dreaming of the days of summer – a blissful time filled with infinite opportunities. Now that the summer is here, we have to figure out what to do with all of the potential (and quickly before the sun starts to… Read more »

Climbing Against the Odds on Mt. Shasta

On June 22, 2016, a team of men and women will attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Shasta, a 14,179 ft. peak at the southern end of the Cascade Range. This annual mountaineering expedition is Climb Against the Odds, sponsored by The Breast Cancer Fund. Both breast cancer survivors and those who have been… Read more »

How to Prep for Riding Your First (or 50th) Gravel Race

While most of us celebrate four seasons, Russians apparently go for six. Rasputitsa occurs twice a year, like two pieces of soggy bread sandwiching the frozen expanse of a ham-fisted winter. These rasputitsa mud seasons are so intense across the realm of the former USSR that they’ve earned special designation synonymous with quagmires, un-crossable roads,… Read more »

Annie Tedesco is Stranded in the Irish Backcountry

The premise: “Stranded in the Backcountry” is Ibex’s mash up of the New York Times’ “Three Days In…” series, NPR’s Desert Island Discs, and our own bias for skipping out on society every now and again. Whether it’s a stroke a good luck or your worst, extroverted nightmare is up to you. Who: Anne Tedesco… Read more »

Ibex welcomes Annie Tedesco to the east coast.

When I first started imagining moving to New York City, I thought I was crazy. I’m a Colorado girl born and raised, always loving camping and rock climbing and just the smell of the outdoors. I’ve been in love with climbing for almost 10 years now and know I’ll never be able to live without… Read more »

Together to the Tundra

TUNDRA = BUGS = CRAZY right? There is a lot more to the tundra than bugs, but few visit this northern wilderness. In fact, the tundra is Canada’s least populated biome and largely unknown to those who live in the south. Could there be a better wilderness adventure destination? During the summer of 2015, a… Read more »

Dawn Patrol: An Ice Climber’s Morning Commute

Images by Keese Lane I swing my ice axe and pull up. Careful technique sounding out the swings, and lifting myself foot by foot up the dark ice. My headlamp illuminates only as far as my reach, but it is all I need. White and gray surround my little light, and in those looming peripheral… Read more »

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 »

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 »