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Into the Mountains We Climb

I started snowboarding back in 1998. At eight years old I was gifted an electric orange, Oxygen Joker snowboard for Christmas. Little did I know as I hugged my first snowboard so ecstatically, it was going to pave out how I made all my major life decisions. From whom...

Start the Climb

Start the Climb

My forearms are pulsing with tension. Bursting at the seams while I try to swing my right hand up to a new hold. My tired and weakened fingers fail me and I fall. It was a quick swing before the rope tightened again. I yelled out in frustration, dangling. With my...

REI Presents: La Cumbre

REI Presents: La Cumbre

Kathy Pico, an Ecuadorian native lost her foot to Cancer at age 38. This was a struggle that most people will never understand. Though, Kathy found a sort of inspiration in becoming an amputee. "When I lost my foot, I put two feet on the ground" So she decided to...