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How I Tried To Be One Of Those Survival Story Idiots

How I Tried To Be One Of Those Survival Story Idiots

By Peter Brown Hoffmeister I was swimming on Whychus Creek in Central Oregon last year when three kayakers came paddling down the creek in inflatable kayaks. I said to them, “Where are you guys going?” The front guy paddled on, but the back two stopped to talk to me. One of them said, “All the […]

Can’t Wait for Winter

Can’t Wait for Winter

The heat wave passing through Southern California right now has us wishing fall and winter would hurry up and get here… Here are some amazing photos by our friend Trevor Lee , who we learned about during his stay in Yosemite— this blog post of winter in Yosemite looks spectacular to us right now… Trev Lee's Tumblr

Northwestern Wandering – Part 2

Northwestern Wandering – Part 2

  We did plenty of traveling on this trip, but the majority of the time we spent in Central Oregon near Black Butte and the Metolius River. The Metolius springs from the base of Black Butte about 300 feet from where this photo was taken, just around that bend to the left. The water is […]

Northwestern Wandering - Part 1

Northwestern Wandering - Part 1

When the opportunity arises to travel to Oregon for some outdoor fun, we’re always bound to accept the offer. That’s exactly what we did for the better part of this past August, and it did not disappoint. We’re native to Long Beach, CA, and that’s where we call our headquarters. But there will always be […]

Featuring Features!

Featuring Features!

We get a lot of comments from people along the lines of, “Hey Ridgemont, sure your shoes are probably the best looking shoes I’ve ever seen in my life, but are they really built to withstand my radical active lifestyle?” Our answer is usually something like, “you bet your ass!” followed up with a double […]

Helmet Stories crew ride Pangi Valley

Helmet Stories crew ride Pangi Valley

By Vir Nakai When you ride a motorcycle, and you crave adventure, you are always looking for that special road trip that challenges you and your bike to the core – a ride that resonates within you long after the ignition has been switched off and your battle-scarred bike is finally silent. The champion of […]

The North/South English Paragliding Cup

The North/South English Paragliding Cup

Our Ambassador, Sir James Mallinson recently competed in the North/South English Paragliding Cup — this is his report from the frontlines! — We (30 northerners and 30 southerners) met up at the Bridge of Orchy in the Highlands but then drove east to the Cairngorns and set a task of a 75km triangular tour of […]

HOW TO: PACK FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL

HOW TO: PACK FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Our friends over at The Leap can go toe to toe in an airline miles showdown with almost anyone. Considering the amount of adventure traveling they do, you can be sure they've packed a bag or 2,000. They've got packing for far-flung places down to a science. Here are some of their pro tips on packing a backpack for your next destination adventure.

No Worse For Wear

No Worse For Wear

We recently got some friends together and headed out to the wilds of Angeles National Forrest to shoot some photographs for our next catalog.

South Africa finale

South Africa finale

I had 1 full day left in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa and I was determined to make it a good one. We started out the day checking out the snake collection...

 

Snakes on the Plains…

Snakes on the Plains…

So I really went to South Africa to photograph snakes. I was really hoping to find some of the abundant cobras and adders that inhabit that area. Luckily...