Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 2

By Colin Montgomery Background Last week we looked at the caloric demands of Crux Award Winner Ryan Burke’s Teton Traverse. This week we dive into the details of what he will be eating when and why. We needed to find a way to provide the most calories for the least weight while still fueling him […]

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Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 1

by Colin Montgomery   Background: Ryan Burke our 2016 Crux Award Winner,  will be completing an entire traverse of the Teton Range in mid August. Ryan’s event will last 7 days and cover 102 miles and over 100,000 ft of elevation gain/loss. As part of programming for Ryan’s Teton Traverse, we’re developing a nutrition and […]

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Mini-Study: Measuring Sleeping Bag Performance

By Christina Heilman, PhD, ATC, CSCS   Although manufacturers use a theoretically sound standard to test the performance of sleeping bags, the testing standards are inconsistent (McCullough, 2009).  Manufactures of sleeping bags adhere to the standard of EN 13537, which was created by the European Outdoor Group, companies around the world who make and supply […]

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Jetboil Deep Dive: Small Canister = 22 Meals

By Colin Montgomery Backcountry travel requires athletes to be pack-weight conscious. One of the weight-focused questions frequently arises is how many fuel canisters to bring for the cook stove. So we did a JetBoil Deep Dive using a JetBoil Flash stove and asked these three questions: How many water boils/many meals are achieved by a […]

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