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Ryan Huetter

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Ryan Huetter grew up near the coastal tidewaters of the Puget Sound in Washington State but has since traded moss and rain for the sunshine and splitter cracks of the Sierra Nevada. Since graduating from Western Washington University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Outdoor Adventure Management, he has called the Sierra home. Working as a full-time mountain guide while pursuing IFMGA certification, he is able to enjoy the unbelievable year-round skiing and climbing the Sierra is known for. Ryan's passion for climbing has taken him around the world, from Yosemite Valley, where he has climbed over 20 different big wall routes, to seven seasons in Patagonia, where he has made many major ascents, including Fitz Roy and first ascents of remote alpine walls. But year after year the Sierra Nevada remains Ryan's base and he loves introducing people to the Range of Light. Ryan's favorite Sierra climb is the Third Pillar of Dana, coupled with fish tacos from the Mobil Station, of course.

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Best First Aid Kit of 2022

Best First Aid Kit of 2022

Nobody plans on needing a first aid kit, but if you do need one you will be very glad that you have it, and that the one you have meets your needs. We checked out 13 of the best on the...
Best Softshell Jackets of 2022

Best Softshell Jackets of 2022

Our review tests the top softshell jackets and lets you know which ones are the best for the activities you regularly partake in..
Rab Kinetic 2.0
Top Pick

Rab Kinetic 2.0

Offering top tier performance in wet conditions, this jacket strikes a balance between being a hardshell and a softshell.
Patagonia Dirt Roamer
Top Pick

Patagonia Dirt Roamer

Built by riders for riders, this sport-specific jacket trims any unnecessary features and delivers high-end performance on road or on trails.
Best Hiking Shoes of 2022

Best Hiking Shoes of 2022

We selected the top hiking shoes and put them to the test. After months of hiking on all types of trails, we wrote the most comprehensive hiking shoe review, which will help you select the...
Best Hiking Boots of 2022

Best Hiking Boots of 2022

We've done the homework for you on men's hiking boots, buying the most popular models, hiking many miles on varied terrain and measuring them against their competitors.
Vasque Juxt
Best Buy

Vasque Juxt

A great shoe for the average hiker, and combines comfort with good on-trail performance. Its price is also approachable because you shouldn't have to
Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite GTX
Top Pick

Salewa Mountain Trainer Lite GTX

This is hands-down one of the best shoes for scrambling we have tested. It is comfortable enough to be at home on the trails but eats up cross-country terrain with ease.
How to Choose Hiking Shoes

How to Choose Hiking Shoes

Want some help finding the right shoe for your feet and trail objectives? This article dissects the key considerations among hiking footwear options
Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX
Top Pick

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX

An amazingly lightweight hiking shoe that offers great waterproofing as well as above-average comfort. Keep your legs fresher with these low weight wonders
Hoka One One Toa Gore-Tex
Top Pick

Hoka One One Toa Gore-Tex

An extremely comfortable hiking shoe that provides support and stability to those hitting the trail. With a thick and well-cushioned sole, it brings a new meaning of comfort to hikers of...
How to Choose Hiking Boots

How to Choose Hiking Boots

Why should I buy a pair of hiking boots when the salesperson at my local gear shop told me that all hikers are just wearing trail running shoes now? The category of hiking footwear is...
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