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Free Solo Nominated For Best Documentary Oscar

Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi’s groundbreaking climbing film Free Solo was nominated for an Oscar. The film follows Alex Honnold as he prepares and follows through on his dream to climb Yosemite’s 3000-foot El Capitan without using ropes.

RELATED: How did Jimmy Chin Stay Fit Filming Free Solo?

Free Solo was nominated for Best Feature Documentary, alongside the films Hale County This Morning This Evening, Minding the Gap, Of Fathers and Sons, and RBG. It is Chin and Vasarhelyi’s first nomination for an Academy Award. The film has already amassed more than $13 Million in box office sales, and 14 other awards from film festivals around the world. 

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Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing
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Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing

Tosh.0 Shows No Mercy for Roller Skiing

There are two types of people in this world. People who enjoy roller skiing, and people who like making fun of rollerskiing. Unsurprisingly, Daniel Tosh is in the latter category and had a few things to say about the sport. Despite his best efforts, roller skiing is the growing sensation sweeping the nation. In fact, I saw a few out on the local bike path the other day—spandex and all. Sorry, Tosh, they’re here already and they’re not going anywhere.

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Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’
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Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’

Skida Gets Back to its Roots with ‘Cross Country Revival’

If you’ve spent any time in a liftline this winter then you’ve probably noticed skiers and snowboarders rocking buffs, headbands, hats, and face masks in all kinds of fantastical colors and patterns. That my friend is the work of Skida, who’s garnered a cult following in the outdoor industry over the last few years. Despite their growing popularity, Skida’s origins are rather humble and began with a pair of cross-country skis in a quaint Vermont town. The story goes that the company’s founder

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​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry
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​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry

​VIDEO: Jeremy Jones + Todd Jones Chat Conservation and The Outdoor Industry

For Jeremy Jones, the intersection between snowboarding and climate activism has literally become a way of life. In the latest episode of See Change Sessions (a series exploring sustainability in the outdoor industry), Jeremy grabs a Sierra Nevada and chats with his brother Todd Jones, co-founder of Teton Gravity Research about taking lessons he’s learned in the mountains back into his professional life. As founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters, he’s got his work cut out for