July 21, 2014
“Many (people) go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after.”Henry David Thoreau ~ (1817 –1862)
Craig Amacker releases almost every catch. It’s not fish he’s after, but the experience of a day on the water, tiny moments of time when he’s directly connected to nature by a thin nylon filament. “It’s my escape, but it’s also my occupation,”Craig said as we cast our lines over the Wisconsin River.
“It’s all about when that fish strikes and you know there’s something alive on the end of your line.”
Craig splits his … Read more ›
July 16, 2014
On a singularly beautiful summer day, it’s hard to imagine spending even a single moment of it inside. But gathering in the final hours of the Outdoor Reps Association show in Madison, Wisconsin, retailers and sales professionals alike basked in the glow of florescent lights at the Alliant Energy Center to conclude their business with a profound sense of satisfaction and optimism for good things yet to come. In the midsts of exceptionally good weather nationwide and an economy in full rebound, buyers from shops across the country report a steady flow of customers with money to spend and no … Read more ›
May 20, 2014
Timmy O’Neill interviews Chris Sharma about his new climbing ventures, the Sender One climbing gym and the high-stakes Psicobloc deep-water soloing competition.
Chris Sharma Bio… Read more ›
March 28, 2014
Timmy O’Neill interviews Cedar Wright about free soloing and suffering with Alex Honnold on the stage of Live from OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.
More on Cedar Wright here. Bonus Footage of The Sufferfest here.… Read more ›
March 27, 2014
In this series, we look to our industry leaders for guidance, inspiration and best practices in sustainable business in the outdoor-product space. Breaking Trail is an Outdoor Retailer Series that is powered by Walden Hyde. Here, Walden Hyde speaks with Tal Dehtiar, founder of Oliberté, about Fair Trade and manufacturing in Ethiopia.
What does sustainability mean to your company?
To us, it means creating sustainable jobs that support the growth of a middle-class economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We see huge potential for manufacturing in countries like Ethiopia and are proud to be one of the first companies investing here. … Read more ›
March 17, 2014
Timmy O’Neill interviews Chris Parkhurst of MSR about their new snowshoe, the Revo Explore, on the stage of Live From OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.
Mountain Safety Research, or MSR, is an American corporation founded in 1969 by Larry Penberthy, located in Seattle, Washington and owned by Cascade Designs.… Read more ›
March 5, 2014
Timmy O’Neill interviews legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker about mentorship in the mountains and the Khumbu Climbing School in the Himalaya on the stage of Live From OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.
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February 24, 2014
Timmy O’Neill interviews Paul Staudigel of Inov-8 on the stage of Live from OR at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014.
Everything inov-8 does is designed to celebrate the grit and glory of the committed athlete.
We believe in natural running. Natural running involves taking running back to its most innate form, letting nothing alter the natural biomechanics of the foot and body. Natural running relies on the strength of the runner’s feet and legs rather than the cushioning or support of a shoe. The foot controls the shoe, not the other way around.
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February 18, 2014
Now the newest Salomon athlete representing Salomon outerwear, running apparel, running footwear, and skis, as well as their Suunto watches, Live From OR sits down with their first 4-season athlete and social media first-ascenter Brody Leven at Winter Market 2014.
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February 12, 2014
We had the privilege of inviting John Long and Kevin Jorgeson to the Live From OR stage show with Timmy O’Neill at Winter Market 2014 to discuss Dawn Wall, the enormous big wall project up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
OR Winter Market 2014 wrapped with marked increases in attendance, brand stories, innovation and inspiration. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we will continue to post videos and images of the show and the industry.
Kevin Jorgeson is a professional climber, instructor, consultant, and Co-Founder/President of Pro Climbers International (PCI). More about Kevin here.
John Long is an … Read more ›