Category: Places

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 »

For the Love of the Ride

We’re supposed to be angry at professional cycling. We’re supposed to be disillusioned and downplay the accomplishment of pushing pedals over the Alps, through endless sunflower fields, and across the beautiful cruelty of the Pyrenees. We’re supposed to give up on an entire sport. “Supposed to” has never planted the seed of inspiration. “Supposed to”… Read more »

A Modest Proposal: The Running of the Sheep*

You mess with the bull; you get the horns. The annual running of the bulls, at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, wrapped on July 14, as it does every year. With rockets (!!) exploding in order to startle (!!) cornered bulls into stampeding the most terrifying 825-meter run imaginable, it’s a miracle only eight… Read more »

World Cup Fever: What Not To Do at THE Biggest Football Match in Four Years

Thanks to Tim Howard, flamboyant hairstyles, and the collective enthusiasm of the rest of the world, Americans have finally begun to like soccer. This Sunday, the biggest tournament of the globe’s most popular sport wraps up with the final match between Germany and Argentina. If you’re lucky enough to be partying in Rio right now,… Read more »

What is Merino Wool?

What is merino wool, you ask? Only a weather-regulating, all-season, sustainable, do-it-all, soft as a kitten, sophisticated yet easy-going, non-wrinkling(ish), badass ninja of a fabric. That’s what. Where does it come from? Merino wool comes, not surprisingly, from the Merino breed of sheep. Hailing originally from Turkey and Spain, the breed is now globally widespread… Read more »

Why You Should Support Your Local CSA

Why should you consider contributing to community supported agriculture (CSA)?  Where to begin…  You may want to connect with a diverse local food source instead of relying on a conventional global system.  Maybe you want to gain a better appreciation for your food by learning where (and how) it is grown.  Or, perhaps you want… Read more »

Ride Above Depression Cycles Toward Mental and Physical Well-Being

“To put it simply, cycling is therapy in motion.” – Jeremiah Reiner Since early March, Jeremiah Reiner and Elise Porter have been riding their bikes across the country – a tour that’s on just about every cyclist’s list. But these best friends and teammates are making it happen for more than just the joy of… Read more »

Rasputitsa Ride Vermont

Vermont is beautiful, quirky and addictive. Unlike more dramatic outdoor locations (think: the Oregon coast, Colorado’s continental divide, or Alaska’s Valdez mountains) that cut jagged holes into an adventurer’s consciousness, Vermont is more diligent. It seeps in and not just with its beautiful parts, its covered bridges, or its wholesome pastures. The ugly misshapen parts… Read more »