Comments Off on The Gear I Love: One Pro Climber’s Summer Essentials
MEC Ambassador, Sarah Hart picks clothing systems for cragging and alpine climbing.
Who doesn’t love gear? But maybe more appropriately, who doesn’t love gear and clothes? I love clothes. I love clothes for how they look and make me feel. And I love how they function and help me perform. As a climber and skier, I spend a lot of time in mountain clothes so if a piece makes me feel fat or my butt look saggy, I’m having none of it.
I like to focus on clothing and gear as systems, rather than simply listing off a bunch of random pieces that I like. As summer is approaching, I’ve decided to present my favourite clothing systems for the activities that occupy most of my time: rock climbing and later in the season, fast moving days of alpine rock climbing.
Comments Off on All is not lost: injury and recovery with Joshua Lavigne
Last year, two days before the end of my ski-guiding season, I wrecked my knee. I wasn’t doing anything spectacular, just a freak accident – bad turn in bad snow. – Story by MEC Ambassador Joshua Lavigne
Comments Off on 9 Last Minute Experiences to Gift This Holiday
We can’t deny there is something to those holiday gifts you see every year. Candles, blankets or a hot-ticket book (“The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray”, we’re looking at you) are always great options, but this year, we’re looking to give our loved ones an unforgettable experience instead.
Comments Off on Canadian Bouldering Championships Recap
The Canadian Bouldering Championships took place March 29–30 at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa, and MEC Envoy Sébastien Lazure placed fourth. Congrats, Sébastien! Here’s his rundown of how the comp unfolded.
Comments Off on The Open Road, Episode 3: Rock Solid
As much as climbing has taken MEC Envoy and accomplished alpinist Sarah Hart to some impressive heights, it’s ultimately what keeps her grounded in life and on the rock. Fresh off a two-year climbing sojourn in BC, the US and Patagonia, Sarah is back home in Squamish, where inspiration comes from her long-term climbing partners, her desire for the flow state and the reality of living in a place with challenges stacked in the backyard.