Category: Stories

Laurie Strongin is Truly a Mega Mom

In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we thought we would reach out to our Ibex community and ask a simple question: Who would you like to nominate for special Mother’s Day recognition? We got a lot of responses suggesting some super moms out there, but of all the nominations, there was one that truly stood out…. 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 »

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies Galore

A train rolled in to White River Junction a few weeks ago carrying the world’s most potent elixir of happiness: puppies. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there is such a thing as a puppy train and it was bound for Ibex. Three lucky rescue pups were adopted by three (even luckier) members of the Ibex team…. Read more »

What the What, El Niño?!?

Did winter storm Jonas seriously forget to come to Vermont? Is a little pow pow too much to ask?  Winter storm Jonas, or as The Atlantic calls it – Snowzilla – ruled the roost over 1,000 miles of Eastern property this past weekend. The biggest viral video right now is of some dude snowboarding through… 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 »

El Niño: The Most Interesting Weather in the World

El Niño Forecast via The Weather Network Lest we get ahead of ourselves considering the first official day of winter is still a few weeks away, so far El Niño is turning out to be El Nada. Unseasonably high temps are sweeping the entire country. The Southwest, which was primed to reap the biggest weather… 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 »

Wool Aire Matrix: Beyond the Bar Stool

Our Wool Aire Matrix jacket made it on Outside Magazine’s Fall list of 8 All-Weather Jackets. What can we say? We rub shoulders with the best in performance outerwear. But, there is one misconception that we’d like to clear up. We go way beyond the bar stool. Wool Aire insulation is sneaky. While the jacket… 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 »