OutdoorGearLab Checklists and How To Guides

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Chris McNamara
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
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Last Updated:
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April 3, 2015

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Welcome to the OutdoorGearLab Travel and Adventure Learning Page!
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Veronica Long and Austin Palmer thru-hiked the 2 181-mile Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2011   each in a different type of base layer. Veronica wore an Icebreaker 150 weight wool t-shirt and Austin wore a synthetic performance shirt.
Veronica Long and Austin Palmer thru-hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail during the summer of 2011, each in a different type of base layer. Veronica wore an Icebreaker 150 weight wool t-shirt and Austin wore a synthetic performance shirt.

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  • Introduction to Layered Clothing Systems

Matt Wilhelm crosses the Croft Golden Triangle (5.7)  one of the Evolution traverse's more aesthetic sections.
Matt Wilhelm crosses the Croft Golden Triangle (5.7), one of the Evolution traverse's more aesthetic sections.

Chris McNamara at Big Sur  2008
Chris McNamara
About the Author
Chris is the founder of OutdoorGearLab and serves as Editor-in-Chief. Climbing Magazine once computed that three percent of Chris McNamara’s life on earth has been spent on the face of El Capitan—an accomplishment that has left friends and family pondering Chris’ sanity. He’s climbed El Capitan over 70 times and holds nine big wall speed climbing records. In 1998 Chris did the first Girdle Traverse of El Capitan, an epic 75-pitch route that begs the question, “Why?” Outside Magazine has called Chris one of “the world’s finest aid climbers.” He’s the winner of the 1999 Bates Award from the American Alpine Club and founder of the American Safe Climbing Association, a nonprofit group that has replaced over 14,000 dangerous anchor bolts. Chris is also the founder and lead author of the rock climbing guidebooks publisher, SuperTopo. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter or ChrisMcNamara.com. He also has two Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals here and here.

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