Mountaineering shoes – PW Minor Tue, 05 Jul 2022 02:18:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mountaineering shoes – PW Minor 32 32 8 Best Women’s Hiking Shorts for Sweat-Free Trekking 2022 Mon, 04 Jul 2022 20:03:42 +0000 With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors use their years of expertise to select products (from skincare to personal care and beyond) that they bet you’ll love. Although our editors select these products independently, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Good shopping! Explore the STORE When you go hiking, you have […]]]>
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When you go hiking, you have enough to worry about on the trail. Pack enough drinking water, wear the right supportive shoes, keep the occasional and angry critter away – there’s enough to deal with in the great outdoors, and sweat shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best hiking shorts you should invest in.

This summer, stay cool and dry (cough, cough, chafe-free!) wherever you go. Whether you plan on taking a few hikes here and there, or have a whole calendar full of rugged outdoor adventures, you deserve to stay comfortable even when the temperatures also soar. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best women’s hiking shorts that won’t leave you sweating, no matter how rough the trail.

Hiking shorts that won’t let you sweat, at a glance:

How we selected our shorts

By hiking there, of course! But also a number of different factors, including material, weight, style and technical specifications: Specifically:

  • Material: Textiles themselves are important and can make a big difference in comfort and feel. But other thoughtful features like water resistance, stretch, and sun protection are also essential.
  • Lester: Most of the shorts on this list weigh between 6 and 8 ounces, so they’re not too heavy but not so light that they won’t hold up to the elements.
  • Technical specifications: The little details of your shorts, like the style of the waistband, the carabiner loops and, of course, the pockets.

Now, without further ado, say goodbye to sweaty thighs and scroll down to shop the coolest, driest women’s hiking shorts your money can buy.

Sweat-Free Women’s Hiking Shorts to Stay Cool

Best overall

Outdoor Research, Women’s Ferrosi Shorts – 5″ — $56.00

Originally $75, now $56

Ideal for : Afternoon hikes and through hikes. Climbing, biking, paddling – really anything that happens outdoors.

Between: Sizes XS-XXL, in six different colors and two inseams.

Outdoor Research never fails to provide fashionable and functional outdoor products that Actually live up to the hype. The Ferrosi 5 inch women’s shorts are no different and are so good that they landed at the top of our list.

They’re made from the brand’s award-winning Ferrosi fabric, a ridiculously lightweight but durable recycled material that can withstand treacherous hikes and tough activities. without leaving you sweaty. While other fabrics are heavier to stay strong, these are sturdy yet light as a feather, keeping you cool and comfortable while you move. At just over 6.5 ounces, they’re water-resistant, wind-resistant, quick-drying, and built with UPF 50+. Rock them in scorching temperatures and see what we mean: you’ll be as cool as a cucumber.


Outdoor Voice, SolarCool 3″ Short — $68.00

Ideal for : Hiking, running, and climbing where you want to feel free and free from fantasy.

Between: XS-XL in green, white and yellow, and two inseams.

Outdoor Voices’ lightweight shorts are also incredibly comfortable, which is why they’re our runner-up. They are made in two inseams, but because they are a little looser, we prefer the 3 inch model to recreate.

If breathability is your priority, you’ll love these shorts. They’re made from the trademark sweat and water-resistant fabric, so even if you start to shine, they won’t mind. As with all OV products, the devil is in the details. Think: a mesh sports liner (which keeps things from getting *really* swampy), a carabiner loop, and a zip pocket. The only reason they didn’t land at number one is that they’re a little loose, which can be prone to snags and chafing Our advice: order a size down.

Best on Amazon

Amazon, Santiny Women’s Hiking Cargo Shorts — $30.00

Ideal for : Day hikers on a tight budget.

Between: Sizes S-3XL, in 18 different colors.

With over 2,000 reviews, these cargo shorts are the best your money can buy on Amazon. Like the others, they’re made from a lightweight, quick-drying fabric that you can splash, drip and swim in when the weather passes. The Bermuda-style length also adds extra coverage, without weighing you down. As for other features, there’s a drawstring waist, side zip pockets and UPF protection, making them tech-friendly and easy to carry.

Like the OV Shorts, however, they are roomier, so size down if you prefer a more compressed fit. And note that they are not the more durable – they’re made from a poly/spandex blend which, quite frankly, is tough on the environment. But if you’re on a budget and only have a few hikes planned, this is a good bet.

best twill

Topo Designs, Earth Shorts – $69.00

Ideal for : Recreators who prefer a thicker, heavier style, but don’t want to sweat.

Between: Sizes XS-XL, in six different shades.

Often the words ’twill’ and ‘hiking shorts’ immediately conjure up visions of body parts drenched in sweat, which is not the case with Topo Designs.

His fan-favorite dirt shorts are made from a beautiful, light and airy cotton that’s infused with a bit of stretch, giving you plenty of room to breathe on your hike. At 7.6 ounces, they are heavier, but comes in handy when climbing rocks or carving your way off the beaten path. And don’t worry about tight flys and buttons sweating your lady parts – the drawstring lets you breathe. All in all, they’re a great choice for getting dirty. Just note that they are not water resistant. If you plan on getting wet, go for the short river ($79), which is even lighter, minus the twill.

Better threading

Prana, Kanab Shorts — $59.00

Ideal for : Hikers who need to jump, stretch and climb, and don’t want to worry about buttons or zippers.

Between: XS-XL in black, olive, brown and blue.

If flexibility is your number one priority, get the Kanab shorts from Prana. They’re marketed as climbing shorts, so you know they’re designed to move and provide support without being restrictive. This is especially noticeable in the knit waistband, which jumps and drawstrings, buttons or zippers for a pull-on style. Other fun features include rear flap pockets (to keep your stuff secure) and carabiner loops (for hands-free storage).

Although they are cool and won’t make you sweat, they might fall off if you get the wrong size. This pull-on belt gives you no leeway to adjust as needed, and they do run a bit big. We recommend going down a size and if you prefer a more fitted fit opting for the Court of Hall II ($52) that sports a button and zip fly instead.

Great for summit (and post-summit) beers

Girlfriend Collective, Easy Stretch Woven Shorts — $55.00

Ideal for : Go from the path to tapas.

Between: Sizes XXS-6XL, in olive, black and royal blue.

You want shorts you can relax in and Trek? Check out these sweat-wicking shorts from Girlfriend Collective that are just as technical and relaxed.

On the technical side, they have everything you expect from hiking shorts, including waterproofing, stretch and, of course, pockets. But they’re comfortable enough to wear as lounge shorts or to sip on that drink you’ve earned after the hike. They’re durable, inclusive and so comfortable to wear, on and off the beaten path.

Best Bike Shorts

Kari Traa, Ane hiking shorts — $90.00

Ideal for : Anyone who prefers a longer length, but doesn’t want to get choked up and sweaty.

Between: Sizes XS—XL, in green and navy.

Those who have hiked in bike shorts know that you can’t hike in just any old bike shorts unless you want a one-way ticket to Swampville. That’s why we love these hiking shorts from Kari Traa: they’re breathable bike shorts that won’t build up heat when (and where) you don’t want it to.

These sculpting shorts have full stretch, from the four-way stretch fabric to the gusseted crotch to give you a little extra flexibility. Made from recycled and OEKO-TEX certified fabric, they are breathable and eco-friendly, and most importantly, wick away moisture. If you do get a little sweaty, silicone grippers on the hems hold the shorts in place, so there’s no slipping or chafing. Layer the front zip pockets and you’ll want to wear them mile after mile.

Just notice that they do run small. They are made with a form-fitting fabric that is a little tight so we recommend sizing a little larger.

The most elegant

Free People, Off The Grid Solid Shorts – $68.00

Ideal for : Day hikers who want to bring flair to the trail.

Between: Sizes XS-L, in olive, white, orange and berry red.

No need to sacrifice style with these on-trend hiking shorts. Designed with a button fly and a paper bag-style bungee cord waistband, they’re the chicest and trendiest take on Gorpcore. The best part is that they are then lightweight, with a 1 inch inseam and barely there fabric that will lower the temperature as you walk. Plus, they’re loaded with zippered cargo shorts to keep your stuff like your wallet and keys safe at all times.

Our only complaint? The 1 inch inseam may be a little short. And, if the A-line silhouette isn’t your speed, you might want to take a look at some other Free People options.

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Avalanche defender Bo Byram was arrested by a cop. Mikko Rantanen drank from a shoe. The Stanley Cup victory parade brought out the best in Denver. “We literally got chills.” Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:59:37 +0000 Mikko Rantanen drunk in a shoe. Artturi Lehknonen too. At least they were finishing what they started. But the MVPs of the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup Celebration Parade on Thursday were hands down the fans who kept defenseman Bo Byram out of the penalty box. In a moment that went viral on social media Shortly after […]]]>

Mikko Rantanen drunk in a shoe. Artturi Lehknonen too. At least they were finishing what they started.

But the MVPs of the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup Celebration Parade on Thursday were hands down the fans who kept defenseman Bo Byram out of the penalty box.

In a moment that went viral on social media Shortly after the streets cleared, Byram, the 21-year-old Avs defenseman, jumped out of his fire truck to greet people. He also happened to be rocking two cans of Coors Light for the trip.

Here’s the catch: When Byram tried to get back to his float, a law officer who was framing the bike parade route advised the baby-faced d-man to go back behind the gates. Said cop then gently pushed him towards the civilians he was supposed to have escaped from.

The only identifier Byram had on hand was the name on the back of the shirt, which he quickly handed to the officer in question.

“I play for the team,” Byram explained. (Because, you know, he does.)

“He’s a playerrrrrr!” shouted a fan.

“He’s a playerrrrrr!” shouted another.

Identity confirmed, lesson learned, Byram was allowed to rejoin his comrades.

At least we can laugh about it now. Right?

Missouri Amtrak Derailment: Death Toll Climbs as NTSB Investigation Begins Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:25:01 +0000 Placeholder while loading article actions MENDON, Mo. — Federal investigators arrived in Missouri Tuesday to determine what led to a collision between an Amtrak train and a dump truck at a rural railroad crossing that left four dead and more than 100 injured. A team of 16 National Transportation Safety Board investigators begin their investigation […]]]>
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MENDON, Mo. — Federal investigators arrived in Missouri Tuesday to determine what led to a collision between an Amtrak train and a dump truck at a rural railroad crossing that left four dead and more than 100 injured.

A team of 16 National Transportation Safety Board investigators begin their investigation into the factors that led to the accident and derailment – the second fatal collision between a passenger train and a motor vehicle at an unmarked level crossing in two days.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday that a third passenger on the train died in a hospital from injuries sustained in the derailment, bringing the death toll to four. An occupant of the dump truck was also killed. Authorities said around 150 people were taken to 10 hospitals for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The Southwest Chief train was en route to Chicago from Los Angeles when it derailed while carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew. The injured passengers were airlifted to hospitals in Columbia and Kansas City, Mo., about 100 miles southwest of the crash site.

Eight cars and two locomotives derailed in the collision, with the cars rolling onto their sides.

At least 3 dead after Amtrak train derailment in Missouri

Amtrak pledged to support the NTSB’s investigation, saying it continues to help passengers who stayed overnight at nearby schools and other shelters. The railway said in a statement that passengers are being rerouted to their destinations on trains or buses.

Passengers on the train said they were thrown several meters before climbing onto suitcases and seats to pull themselves, family members and others off the train.

Tom Fistere was one stop away from completing his 6,000 mile journey across the country when he heard a loud bang on Monday.

“I just knew we had a problem,” the retired emergency medical technician said. “I looked to the side, looking ahead, and saw a cloud of dust, which means I knew we had hit a vehicle. I’m used to working in the emergency services and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t live without it.’ »

An Amtrak off-road train derailed in Missouri on June 27 after hitting a dump truck, injuring several passengers. (Video: Rob Nightingale via Storyful)

Fistere took the two-week trip as a retirement gift for himself. He said he considers himself lucky because he was on the right side of the dining car and seated behind a table, which acted as a seat belt.

“At first I thought we were just starting to slow down. I thought it was a little loud, but maybe we’d stay up,’ he said. “And then we tipped.”

After the train came to rest on its side, he exited through a slightly ajar door and jumped four feet off the ground. Before escaping, he helped evacuate the dining car and waited inside with someone who needed medical attention. Fistere waited seven hours for his family to leave Minneapolis to pick him up.

“I’ll probably get on a train eventually,” he said, “but not right away.”

NTSB President Jennifer Homendy said Monday night that investigators are seeking information from Amtrak about whether the train has forward-facing or inward-facing cameras to see how the incident unfolded on the tracks. tracks and inside the locomotive. Investigators are also trying to get recorder information about the speed of the train at the time of the derailment.

Homendy said the NTSB will also review information about the rail line, owned by BNSF Railway, and the crossing itself.

Investigators will focus in particular on the unmarked crossing where the collision occurred. This followed an incident on Sunday in which three people in a sedan were killed about 20 miles west of Stockton, Calif., when the car attempted to cross in front of an Amtrak train.

In the past decade, three major Amtrak derailments have resulted in the deaths of 14 passengers, including an accident in Montana last fall.

More than half of those victims were traveling on a Northeastern Regional train that derailed in Philadelphia in 2015, Amtrak’s worst accident in more than 20 years. The train derailed after hitting a 50 mph to 106 mph curve, killing eight people and injuring more than 200. NTSB investigators concluded the engineer believed he was entering the curve that followed, where the speed limit was 110 mph.

Less than three years later, three people were killed and 65 injured when an Amtrak train making its maiden trip on a new service from Seattle to Portland, Oregon derailed near Dupont, Washington. The Amtrak Cascades 501 train was crossing an overpass when it derailed, overturning cars on one of the West Coast’s busiest freeways. The engineer entered a 30mph curve too quickly due to inadequate route and equipment training, an NTSB investigation has concluded.

Both crashes have sparked investigations and new calls for the automatic braking system known as positive train control (PTC), which was implemented across all railways last year. The NTSB said the Washington State and Philadelphia crashes could have been avoided if PTC had been installed.

NTSB investigators are still working to determine the cause of a Sept. 25 derailment in Montana. The Empire Builder train was en route from Chicago to Seattle with 141 passengers and 17 crew.

Train derailments are rare and, according to experts and federal rail incident data, they are also becoming less common.

Amtrak derailments account for about 2% of all rail derailments involving the nation’s major railroads — a small share in part because passenger operations account for only a fraction of rail traffic nationwide.

Over the past decade, Amtrak has averaged 24 derailments per year, according to data reported to the Federal Railroad Administration. That number is down from the roughly 43 derailments that occurred each year over the previous decade.

The vast majority do not cause injury or death, according to the FRA Safety Analysis Office. Most are the result of track-related factors, mechanical or human, such as misaligned switches, track problems, speeding, and problems with snow, ice, or mud on the tracks. .

According to an analysis by the Eno Center for Transportation, the two leading causes of death on U.S. railroads are trespassing on railroad property and trains colliding with vehicles. These fatal incidents have trended upward since 2012, reversing decades of progress, the report said.Safer railroading: a guide to a targeted safety policy.”

Trespassing and incidents at level crossings account for less than a third of safety incidents reported by the railways, but are responsible for 97% of fatalities, according to the Eno report. Infrastructure legislation passed last year could improve rail safety, industry leaders say, with $5 billion for rail improvements and safety grants, plus $3 billion additional dollars for improving grade crossing safety.

Late Monday, in a school auditorium near the site of the Missouri derailment, Loralai Kruid sat quietly in the back of the indoor bleachers waiting for Amtrak officials to arrive. The recent high school graduate was exhausted.

It had been six hours since she crawled out of the wreckage of the train and called her parents. She had boarded the train before noon Monday in Kansas City, Mo., with high school classmates who were traveling to Chicago to attend the National Leadership Conference for America’s Future Business Leaders.

“It was unreal,” she said hours later with her parents, who drove 135 miles from Kansas. “That’s the last thing you would think would happen.”

In the scramble to escape the mangled train, she lost her wallet — and with it, her new University of Kansas student ID and a driver’s license that arrived in the mail last week. “But luckily I only lost my wallet,” she said.

Russell Clarke, 24, woke up with a start after a week of work as a ranger while hiking more than 70 miles on a Boy Scout ranch in New Mexico. The Eagle Scout was in a train car with 16 other Scouts and eight adult Scout leaders trying to get home when the train hit the dump truck.

“I was sitting on the right side, so I didn’t have very far to fall,” Clarke said. “I was sleeping when it happened. I didn’t have my shoes on. I lost my glasses, so I couldn’t see anything. And there was blood on my hands. Eventually, after another passenger found his glasses and shoes under his seat.

Clarke said he pulled two people out of a train window and helped someone onto the bus.

Also on the train was Blaine Bessemer, who was taking his 24-year-old son Brent on a three-week adventure to see the United States. The trip, a birthday and graduation present, began two weeks ago in Atlanta. The plan was to drive through New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver and Kansas City before heading to Chicago, Boston and New York, then Atlanta.

They never made it to Chicago.

“I knew something was wrong when the engineer hit the brakes hard enough. Then a split second later – bang,” Blaine Bessemer said as he sat near the top of the stands. from Northwestern High School.” It was a very strong hit, like a bomb. And then there was a pause, and I was like, ‘It’s going to be okay.’ »

The train then lifted off the tracks and crashed sideways, throwing other passengers on top of it.

Bessemer climbed over the seats and toward the emergency window, which was originally across the aisle but now faced the sky. Passengers struggled to open the window, he said, until he found the release cable. He looked outside and saw seven of the eight wagons on their sides.

“That’s when I started bringing people out, like my son and anyone who wasn’t really hurt. There was a woman behind me who was seriously injured. She was lying right next to my seat,” he said. “The guy who fell on me when the train passed, he was bleeding a lot from his head and he was bleeding from his nose. He said he broke his nose.

Bessemer got out and saw another 25 or 30 people perched on top of various train cars, saving the other passengers by dragging them out of the windows and then driving them to the side of the overturned train cars. Bessemer said he worked alongside a farmer who ran to the train to help.

When first responders appeared, Bessemer said he helped carry people on rear panels of the train to the yard area through the tracks. They waited for a bus to take them to Kansas City, where they hoped to catch a flight to Boston for the July 4 weekend before heading home.

George, Lazo and Laris reported from Washington.

So… About the Last Time – The Trek Mon, 27 Jun 2022 01:17:55 +0000 In July 2018, I attempted the Colorado Trail. And failed miserably. Well, to be more specific, my feet failed miserably at about 100 miles. I only have a short short video of that horrific moment, but the after effects lasted for weeks. I seriously wondered if I was going to be able to walk when […]]]>

In July 2018, I attempted the Colorado Trail. And failed miserably. Well, to be more specific, my feet failed miserably at about 100 miles. I only have a short short video of that horrific moment, but the after effects lasted for weeks. I seriously wondered if I was going to be able to walk when I went back to school in the fall.

I was literally crawling after my feet failed.

My feet

When I first decided to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2005, I slipped my feet into a nice pair of flip flops and went to a special hiking foot clinic. The doctor took one look at my feet and told me to throw my flip flops out the window and never wear them again. That’s actually what he said, that he wanted to throw them out the window. When I sit, I have big feet. Beautiful arches. When I get up, they totally disappear and my knees bump. In fanciful terms, I pronounce.

I’ve generally had custom insoles since that day at the foot clinic. And problems with my feet. My track name is Bubble Toes after all. I WAS named after Jack Johnson’s song, but it was inspired by the tiny blisters on the tips of my toes. I lost all my toenails on my AT hike. The pinkies maybe even twice. And in case you’ve never lost your big toenail, I want you to know that it takes forever to grow back. This however meant that I didn’t have to worry about nail clippers for the last 5 months of my trip.


Things weren’t great at the start of the hike in 2018. I was the heaviest I’ve ever been (thanks first grade teaching) and was drinking to deal with my stress of teaching and finishing the little house. It’s not even a great way to deal with your stress, because then it becomes your source of stress. I delayed updating custom soles and shoes until it was too late and we were leaving. These choices all cost me about 400 miles.

The lack of proper arch support along with the extra weight led to a very sudden and very extreme case of Plantar Fasciitis. We were on a 13 mile slackpack at about 100 miles, and what were minor pinches in the morning turned into crippling pain by the end. After resting and icing every 30 minutes for a week, the podiatrist told me I couldn’t really do any more damage, so I got back on the trail.

I could overcome the pain, but I couldn’t walk more than 12 miles a day. We were about to head for the farthest section yet, and I didn’t think it was safe to put ourselves in that situation. Also, I had pissed myself the night before we got to town because I couldn’t get up without help. With pine needles stuck to my fleece pants because I had to crawl. Not how I wanted to spend every night. We stopped our hike at Twin Lakes, left looking at the trail to the Presidential Range.

This time

I would like to say that I have perfectly broken soles to start this CT attempt. I don’t know, but I’m actually trying this time. My Monday nights are filled with a great group of supportive women I can lean on who have taught me other ways to deal with my stress than drinking. For me, living a life without alcohol has made me healthier and happier. Most of the time I wake up to exercise before work. I even bought a vest that I could gradually add weight to and wore it on training hikes and during work so my feet wouldn’t be shocked by 25 extra pounds.

I’m trying to take on less gear weight (hello Duplex and goodbye my beloved Copper Spur) and restock more often. Even though it goes against my innate need for miles, I planned 21 miles or less for the first 10 days of the trip. I don’t know yet exactly how I’m going to take care of myself since I don’t bring anything more and I’m not very good at “just relaxing”. No more time spent rolling my feet with my cork massage ball? Do you write really long blog posts?

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People are ‘putting safety at risk’ by scaling scenic peaks just for the likes of Instagram Sat, 25 Jun 2022 07:10:00 +0000 THERE HAS BEEN an increase in the number of inexperienced climbers trying to climb mountains in order to talk about it on social media sites like Instagram, according to a seasoned climber. Gerry Christie of Kerry Mountain Rescue has been climbing in Kerry for 35 years. He said The newspaper that while people used to […]]]>

THERE HAS BEEN an increase in the number of inexperienced climbers trying to climb mountains in order to talk about it on social media sites like Instagram, according to a seasoned climber.

Gerry Christie of Kerry Mountain Rescue has been climbing in Kerry for 35 years. He said The newspaper that while people used to join a climbing club as a hobby, they now prefer to climb alone for a day, which can often lead them to put their safety at risk.

“I think mountaineering, to some degree, is now largely the daytime equivalent of a one-night stand. I don’t think it’s good or bad, it’s just how it happened,” he said.

“There is no preparation for, say, climbing Carrauntoohil or climbing Croagh Patrick, which appear to be the two iconic peaks in Ireland that need to be climbed. You have a try.

Christie said climbers are often inexperienced and lack the navigational skills to scale Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain at a height of 1,039m.

“They probably don’t even have climbing shoes, they walk in running shoes or tennis shoes or whatever. And most of them get to the top, most of them get their picture, most of them get their social media buzz, and that’s kind of everything in their mountaineering career,” did he declare.

People attempting to climb the mountain often take the route known as the Devil’s Ladder, an arduous 12 km walking route that takes between four and six hours. It features rugged terrain, few shelters and often unpredictable weather conditions.

Christie said the route is quite narrow “where traffic can’t come in both directions at the same time”.

File photo of hikers starting to climb the Devil’s Ladder to reach Carrauntoohil.

Source: Alamy Image Bank

“The penultimate Saturday I was guiding on Carrauntoohil, and there was a traffic jam at the top of the Devil’s Ladder around noon,” he said.

“The statistic that sticks in my mind was that for the first 16 days of August last year, Kerry Mountain Rescue had 16 calls. Now that’s an exception. Normally our call rate hovers around 60-70 calls per year That suggests about six a month on average, or about a week and a half.

“I think we had 68 in total last year but 16 of them were in the first 16 days of August so a lot of that would suggest a holiday period. Committed climbers, hikers, whatever you call them, they will climb winter or summer.

Christie said that in addition to losing the road, the problem is often underestimating the stamina needed to climb the mountain.

The whole journey from Cronin’s Yard, the traditional starting point for ascents of the mountain, to Devil’s Ladder and back is approximately 9 miles, including the “one mile” ascent to the vertical, in the sky”.

People get tired, and then when they get tired, they start cramping, then they start falling behind, and they’re under pressure. Then maybe a moment of inattention, they step on the edge of a rock they haven’t really seen and they twist their ankle, and now they need help.

“An accident doesn’t tend to be a big thing that happens unexpectedly. It’s a gradual progression of a lot of different things,” he said.

He said inexperienced climbers don’t tend to have major accidents like experienced climbers do, but experienced climbers have “very, very few” in comparison.

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Met Éireann has issued a yellow status rain and thunderstorm warning for Munster and Connacht until 6pm tonight. Christie urges people not to attempt to climb Carrauntoohil or any other peak in bad weather.

“I hope nobody tries it tomorrow in very bad conditions, but if they do, we will be there for them. Without vanity, the 36 members of Kerry Mountain Rescue can safely ascend and descend Carrauntoohil in poor conditions, as we have been working there for years and training.

He said anyone planning to climb or hike should wait for a day when conditions are dry and calm. “The mountain will always be there. It’s not going anywhere,” he said.

Christie also urged people to “break away from this narrative about conquering the mountain”.

“You don’t conquer a mountain. When you come down from it, it’s not humble. It is not conquered. It’s just a big chunk of rock. He will be there again next week. You are probably overcoming your own limitations,” he said.

“But if you want to indulge in that fantasy of conquering Carrauntoohil, start with lower mountains. You know the old adage, “Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment”. Make the bad judgments in lower, safer areas and learn from that.

The best summer hiking gear Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:55:26 +0000 UK hikers walked further and more frequently last summer according to the Ordnance Survey findings, walking an average of 12km (7.45 miles) on a typical hike. Although the pandemic has had a part to play, this reflects the increased global interest in the sport, with the market for hiking equipment and gear estimated at $4.4 […]]]>

UK hikers walked further and more frequently last summer according to the Ordnance Survey findings, walking an average of 12km (7.45 miles) on a typical hike. Although the pandemic has had a part to play, this reflects the increased global interest in the sport, with the market for hiking equipment and gear estimated at $4.4 billion worldwide in 2020. , which is expected to grow by 7.1% between 2021 and 2026. The focus is on adaptable, durable and easily transportable kit design. Here is our selection:

Arc’teryx Men’s Gamma Quick Dry 11 Inch Short

Arc’teryx Men’s Gamma Quick Dry 11-Inch Short, £100

These performance shorts are durable, breathable, quick-drying and lightweight. The fit is outstanding – the fit and length are just right (it’s slightly fitted but roomy enough with a bit of stretch) – and the details thoughtful: from the buckle belt that can be attached (and unattached) from a single hand at the disposal of five zipped pockets. £100,

Bedrock Cairn 3D Pro II Adventure Sandals

Bedrock Cairn 3D Pro II Adventure Sandals, $130

Bedrock Cairn 3D Pro II Adventure Sandals, $130

These performance sandals can be used for long-distance hiking thanks to their clever fastening system (with three settings) ensuring that the soles – which have a sticky Vibram Megagrip outsole and a supportive 3D molded footbed – adapt in safe on all terrains. $130,

Allbirds Natural Running Tee

Allbirds Natural Run Tee, £58
Allbirds Natural Run Tee, £58

This t-shirt is tough on the outside thanks to a special fabric made of merino wool, recycled polyester and cooling, antibacterial and odor-resistant eucalyptus fibers. As an added incentive, it is also carbon neutral. £58,

Patagonia Women’s Quandary 5 Inch Short

Patagonia Women's 5-Inch Quandary Short, £55

Patagonia Women’s 5-Inch Quandary Short, £55

These lightweight women’s shorts are made from a high-stretch, water-repellent nylon and spandex blend for hiking. The hidden drawstring inside the waistband also means they are easily adjustable for added comfort. £55,

Buff CoolNet UV Ties

Buff CoolNet UV Ties, £16.95
Buff CoolNet UV Ties, £16.95

Worn around the neck, like a bandana or across the top of the head, this stretchy headband is moisture wicking and UPF50+ UV rated, and is highly effective at keeping the sun at bay, while also absorbing sweat. £16.95,

Rab Incline Lightweight Pants

Rab Incline Lightweight Trousers, £75

Rab Incline Lightweight Trousers, £75

Pants that fold over almost nothing for easy carrying. The stretchy nylon fabric allows great freedom of movement but is also durable with great breathability. £75,

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Short Sleeve Shirt

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Short Sleeve Shirt, £100

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Short Sleeve Shirt, £100

A stylish shirt that few would guess was designed for outdoor adventures. The polyester/spandex blend fabric features tiny perforations designed for ventilation and moisture wicking, and provides extra stretch for added comfort. Pockets conceal a mesh lining with a zipper that can be opened to create extra airflow against the body and snap style buttons allow for easy on and off. £100,

About Cloudridge

On Cloudridge, £170

On Cloudridge, £170

A lightweight summer hiking shoe that eliminates superfluous details, such as waterproof membranes, replacing them with breathable materials such as the tongue and mesh lining, which not only treat warmth, but create a more air-like feel. of a trainer. The sole is slightly curved to maintain a natural walking motion, which is why these boots have become a popular choice for alpine walkers. £170,

Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoodie

Arc'teryx Atom SL Hoodie, £180

Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoodie, £180

The hike can be chilly at dusk and dawn, so a good jacket should be part of your kit. This lightweight hoodie packs down incredibly small for easy storage, and synthetic insulation on the chest and back provides just the right level of warmth when worn. £180,

Leki Makalu FX Carbon Trekking Poles

Leki Makalu FX Carbon Walking Poles, £135.11

Leki Makalu FX Carbon Walking Poles, £135.11

Walking with poles is often sniffed at, but the benefits include improved posture and stability, and they engage upper body muscles for a more complete workout. These new foldable poles (fit perfectly in a backpack) have extra long handles with straps for comfortable use and a strong and light carbon construction. £135.11,

Cap Melin A-Game Hydro

Melin A-Game Hydro Cap, £55

Melin A-Game Hydro Cap, £55

A cap that fits well – without leaving a mark on your forehead – and looks great. It ticks all my boxes: it’s well-designed, breathable and moisture-wicking with SPF protection – and the brim isn’t too long. £55,

Osprey Talon Pro 20 Backpack

Osprey Talon Pro 20 Backpack, £175
Osprey Talon Pro 20 Backpack, £175

At 20 litres, this backpack holds a typical day’s hiking gear. It’s lightweight and has a smartly designed back panel with mesh and foam that lets air cool the body, while a padded hip belt and sternum straps ensure a secure fit. Ample storage space includes a main compartment that can hold a water reservoir and zippered pockets for a phone or snacks. £175,

Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat

Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat, £75
Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat, £75

This wide-brimmed sun hat is SPF50+ rated and has a water-repellent finish for all-weather use. It’s made from nylon, ensuring it’s super durable and machine washable, and features a moisture-wicking sweatband for a comfortable fit. £75,

Icebreaker Merino Hike+ Light Crew Socks

Icebreaker Merino Hike+ Light Crew Socks, £24

Icebreaker Merino Hike+ Light Crew Socks, £24

These merino wool synthetic blend socks maintain body temperature in hot weather while providing a good level of underfoot cushioning. £24,

Montane Pac Plus Waterproof Jacket

Montane Pac Plus Waterproof Jacket, £220

Montane Pac Plus Waterproof Jacket, £220

The weather will always be unpredictable, so it’s good to have a waterproof shell on hand, even on summer hikes. This one is made from Gore-Tex Paclite Plus: a durable, highly waterproof and breathable material that packs down nicely. As the jacket weighs only 283 g, it is also ideal for storing in a backpack. £220,

Camelbak Bottle x LifeStraw Eddy+

Camelbak x LifeStraw Eddy+ bottle, £50
Camelbak x LifeStraw Eddy+ bottle, £50

A collaboration with filtration experts LifeStraw means this lifesaver can be filled from the nearest stream or pond and bacteria, parasites and microplastics are removed from the water before drinking. £50,

Arc’teryx Opens Footwear Office in Portland and Focuses on Mountain-Ready Performance Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:45:00 +0000 Abby Bruning and Pam McNelis discuss the design of Arc’teryx shoes. Benjamin Day/Arc’teryx Arc’teryx is proud to live and create for the mountain environment. Based in the Coastal Mountains of North Vancouver, British Columbia since 1989, Arc’teryx now has an additional home, footwear. And in Portland, arguably the performance footwear capital of the world and […]]]>

Arc’teryx is proud to live and create for the mountain environment. Based in the Coastal Mountains of North Vancouver, British Columbia since 1989, Arc’teryx now has an additional home, footwear. And in Portland, arguably the performance footwear capital of the world and just 300 miles from Arc’teryx headquarters.

While Arc’teryx has had shoes in its catalog for years, opening a category-only office in Portland, the brand aims to create new mountain-ready offerings and create shoe silhouettes that become as iconic as the Alpha jacket.

“What’s drastically different this time around is the amount of resources and investment we put behind the shoes and the focus,” says Ovidio Garcia, vice president of shoes for Arc’teryx. “Our design statement is the same, but there’s more emphasis and more focus.”

Portland Arc’teryx office opened in temporary space in 2021. Now with five footwear industry veterans – the Portland area is home to a who’s who of footwear brands and ancillary resources – and continues to grow, the brand is currently building 8,800 square feet of space with help from Skylab Architecture in Portland’s northwest Slabtown neighborhood, within walking distance of its flagship store and 5,200-acre Forest Park.

Garcia says the resources available in Portland, from biomechanics to design to contractors, allow Arc’teryx to leverage available knowledge while working with experts from the Advanced Concepts Department at North Headquarters. Vancouver, allowing the brand to develop their footwear knowledge and skills.

Creative director Katie Becker sees shoes as a new anchor for the company, especially as it becomes a brand 365 days a year.

The Portland-based shoe designers spent time in Portland and North Vancouver, learning Arc’teryx’s ethos and sharing a fresh perspective on everything from materials to process. “It’s been fun,” says Dylan Petrenka, Global Footwear Design Director, “there’s been micro and macro energy where we’re focusing on what we can do today and thinking long-term what is the vision that will take us to the next five years and the next 10 years.”

With the new direction, Garcia says that initially the Arc’teryx shoe line won’t expand, it will contract “to define what we stand for as a brand.”

Arc’teryx’s goal is to have a different look and feel in the outdoor space, bringing together an “aesthetically very beautiful and functional product”. The shoes will take inspiration from the brand’s design, branching off from previous offerings created with help from sister brand Solomon. “When you walk into our stores or access our online portal, it will be easy to see what we stand for and what we solve,” says Garcia.

From the approach of the climb to a real mountaineering ascent, the brand athlete lives and performs in the mountains, so the designers will be obsessed with high performance needs. “We’re going to be very specific to this base athlete,” says Garcia, “and then we’ll focus on running and hiking. The focus is on that climbing environment.”

Focusing on the mountain can mean many different things. It could be a seven hour mission. It could be 8 p.m. It can be a mix of extreme vertical terrain or a day spent largely on trails, mixed with steep rock faces. “We want to look at the whole mountain environment,” says Garcia. “It’s a long way to get there and in the Coast Mountains it’s rough terrain that’s not as accessible. You’re doing a lot of activity there.”

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Abby Bruning, Global Footwear Creative Director, says this 360-degree view of the mountain athlete’s heart defines the product. “Athlete issues have changed and the industry hasn’t changed,” she says. “We find that the needs they have are being underserved.”

That means rethinking every detail, says Pam McNelis, Senior Director of Global Footwear Development. Already, the design team is discovering the modifications and corrections that athletes make on their own and is looking to create a new line of shoes that suits these athletes.

“We know there is a better way, especially for this athlete,” Bruning said.

None of Arc’teryx’s plans work without buy-in from athletes and consumers. In addition to the cadre of athletes constantly sharing feedback, the brand has a new product testing program based in the Coast Mountains. Bruning says the constant interaction of athletes — from Instagram DMs with post-race shoe photos to comment posts — and the help they want is both “unique and beautiful.”

Adam Campbell, professional mountain runner, world champion medalist and Arc’teryx athlete since 2007, now lives in Squamish, BC, and will lead the product testing team. His job is to explain his playing field and get his needs across, then letting the designers get to work.

Having the opportunity to collaborate one-on-one with designers is an exciting part of the partnership for athletes, says Eric Carter, professional mountain racer, member of the U.S. national ski mountaineering team and holder of several speed records. in the mountains. “In fact, going to head office and sitting down and being with the designers is the best perk, for sure,” says the current Squamish resident. “It’s cool to see what they come up with.”

Footwear designers work with apparel and equipment teams to solve the same problem, sometimes taking signatures from apparel and bringing them to shoes. This can include removing seams to a minimum to erase points of failure (and create that minimalist look) or combining elements to eliminate bulk. Arc’teryx doesn’t try to make the most simplistic products — “if it was too clean, we’d make slippers,” says Petrenka — but it’s simple because, they say.

The emphasis on durability requires a reduction in points of failure and increases the quality of materials. That’s why Arc’teryx will continue to partner with engineers at Vibram to create traction patterns and designers at Gore on new, more breathable waterproof membranes.

“We operate on the edges,” says Bruning. “There are very traditional shoe, climbing, hiking and running silos, but there’s so much crossover and these athletes don’t just run, they run, then scramble, then do a bit of bouldering. There is this need in the transition of these activities that we can serve.A lot of the new things that we have coming are getting into the boundaries of the athletes, breaking down the barriers of the traditional siled approach.

Arc’teryx aesthetics in footwear will then solve these unique situations. “If it didn’t have a bird on it, you would still know it was an Arc’teryx shoe,” says Bruning.

Becker says the beauty of the approach is that they won’t release a product until they want to. “We have the time and the space to make the right product,” she says. “We have this thing where we look at form and function. Is it authentic, beautiful, responsible? We want to get as technical as possible and then strip things down to make them look good. Until every shoe concept has this we will gain. We will take our shoes and level them with our outer garments.

As new shoe products continue to be released, such as the recent Norvan LD3 shoe for long-distance trail running which has improved cushioning, fit and support, the team will play a bigger role in the future, like the fall 2022 release of the Vertex, designed to run uphill. It features an integrated sock liner to keep debris out, TPU protection and stiffness designed for climbing technical terrain, and durability meant for extreme commuting. The Vertex’s mixed-terrain approach offers a first look at Arc’teryx’s destination with a “quiver” of mountain-friendly shoe options, all designed to be lighter without sacrificing durability.

Carter says the Vertex offers an example of designers creating around the specific needs of athletes and is “well-suited to our home mountains,” with everything from small lugs for climbing over rock to design elements that help athletes move. . He shared a recent “liaison” that included thousands of feet of technical climbing, followed by a 35-mile run to lead into more climbing and running. Each piece of equipment, including shoes, had to be durable, comfortable, reliable, and serve a particular purpose (such as a loop on the shoe that allowed it to attach to the harness when changing to pure climbing shoes ).

Campbell, who now works as a consultant for Arc’teryx, says this focus on multi-discipline adventures doesn’t allow for compromises in durability or performance. “If you fell or lost grip, the consequence would be really, really bad,” he says. “You don’t want to think about grip on big exposed slabs thousands of feet below you. Our arena is very dangerous and our equipment has to accommodate that.”

Whether it’s the Alpha Vest, Harness, or even the basic backpack, Arc’teryx wants to add footwear to the list of products that make Arc’teryx famous. He believes the new focus and presence in Portland provides an opportunity to be iconic. “You don’t design an icon,” says Bruning, “it becomes so based on the customers who make it. I have no doubt we have one coming, I just can’t wait to see what it is .”

How Running Changed Me – Michael Savage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 21:05:28 +0000 Last name: Michael Sauvage Age: 38Hometown: Sidney, Ill.Occupation: HVAC Sales Execution time : 13 years total intermittently As a teenager, I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and constantly got into trouble. I started smoking cigarettes and marijuana and stealing alcohol at a very young age. And by the age of 15, I had already […]]]>

Last name: Michael Sauvage
Age: 38
Hometown: Sidney, Ill.
Occupation: HVAC Sales
Execution time : 13 years total intermittently

As a teenager, I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and constantly got into trouble. I started smoking cigarettes and marijuana and stealing alcohol at a very young age. And by the age of 15, I had already started using cocaine, LSD and ecstasy frequently.

Prescription pills took hold of me at a young age and led me to opiate addiction. At the height of my addiction, I was homeless and living on the streets. I was the guy you would see at a freeway exit holding a sign asking people for money. I tried to quit opiates by going to a methadone clinic and taking methadone (an FDA-approved drug in the opioid family, used to treat opioid use disorder) and found himself more dependent on this drug.

At the clinic, I also met tons of heroin addicts who introduced me to this drug. Being a drug addict landed me in jail and almost cost me my life several times, and every relationship in my life was broken as a result. I tried to kill myself and frequently found myself in psychiatric units, treatment centers, halfway houses, and drug rehabilitation centers.

The worst of my overdoses was the week of February 4, 2015, where I had a total of three heroin overdoses in one week. I was found unconscious with a needle in my arm. During one such overdose, I had locked myself in a bathroom with my back to the door and my feet against the vanity so no one could open the door. My father, who had tried to intervene, came into my apartment and broke down the door to get me out. He gave me CPR and called 911.

The paramedics gave me several doses of Narcan to try to save my life, and I was put on a ventilator in intensive care due to fluid in my lungs and pneumonia. After nine very scary days in intensive care, by the grace of God, I woke up.

At this point, I had a decision to make: either run away like a coward, or run to my failures and take responsibility for my life. At that time, my wife was six months pregnant with our first child, so I made the decision to find help at a faith-based recovery center for men called Connection to the lifeline in Urbana, Illinois, it completely changed my life.

Lifeline-connect is a one-year residential program, so I knew I was going to be there for a while. One of my mentors in the program, RJ Eaton, was fit and challenged me to get fit spiritually, mentally and physically. Until then, my lungs were in poor condition. I smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for over a decade.

I had been running intermittently since the first time I went to lifeline-connect in 2009. And after my relapse in 2015, I started running again this time, and at first I could barely run a tenth of a mile without m ‘stop because my lungs hurt.

One day while I was running someone saw me running in a very old pair of worn out shoes that were falling apart and blessed me with a brand new pair of Saucony shoes which really encouraged me. A tenth of a mile turned into two and then half a mile, and with day-to-day regularity, it didn’t take long for me to be running several miles each day.

By the end of my time at Lifeline-connect, I was running five miles a day, five days a week. As I continued my recovery, I kept running and fell in love with it.

In 2019 I ran the Illinois Half Marathon and I remember thinking back then how hard it was to run a half marathon. But after that run, I realized that running helped me build mental toughness to stay strong in other areas of my life. Running helped me have the same mental toughness to not give up on longer runs, which is the same mental toughness that helped me not give in to temptation in tough times.

Since then, I have run three full marathons, one a personal run of 26.2 milesthen a 35 mile ultra which was not a sanctioned event. I also established a PR at the Illinois Half Marathon last spring, finishing in 1:42, and also grew to love mountain and road cycling.

To keep pushing the bar, I signed up and completed the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga this year and ended with a time that I was satisfied to accomplish. My goal is to summit all 58 14-ers (mountains above 14,000 feet in elevation) in Colorado.

Currently, my running schedule is between 25 and 35 miles per week. Once in a while I sign up for a 5K, 10K, marathon or triathlon to stay motivated as I really enjoy the runner/cyclist/triathlete community. I’ve actually bonded with a number of local athletes who are now friends of mine and can meet them for runs or rides.

Next on my list of running goals is to do a 50 mile ultramarathon and then a 100 km run.

Overall, running makes me feel alive and accomplished. This is one of my moments of personal devotion where I express my gratitude to my God for keeping me alive. Thanks to running, I now have a good life with my three beautiful children: Eden, Amaeya and Summit. My wife, Maegan, is my biggest cheerleader. She is my rock who has stayed by my side, always encouraging and believing in me. I am so grateful to be able to tuck my three beautiful children to sleep at night and be their father. The one thing running hasn’t prepared me for is raising these three kids ages 2, 4 and 6 – talk about an endurance test!

Special thanks to my 2 year old Siberian Husky, Slushy, who has been my running partner over the years. I train regularly with him because he holds me accountable when I run. He’s ready to go every day at 5:30 a.m., rain or shine, and he’s helped me improve. We all need a husky in our lives: personally, spiritually and professionally.

For anyone reading this, I want them to know that no matter what struggle they are going through, there is an opportunity to come out of the fire stronger than before. Sometimes it takes a fire in our lives to cleanse and burn away all the impurities that were holding us down. Now is the time to get up, tie up your shoes and walk. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

These three trips made my running journey a success:

1. Smile when you run

It helps me remember why I like it.

2. Practice gratitude

When running gets hard, I try to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to run. I am blessed to have found this path, while others close to me lost their lives.

3. Run wherever you travel

I run everywhere, even on vacation or at a friend’s or family’s house out of state to keep the spirit of adventure alive!

Michael’s essential equipment

Saucony Kinvara 13 for men (running): I love Saucony shoes for running because they are extremely light and comfortable. I also love that they come in super bright colors.

Hoka Clifton 8 (Training): I love the Hoka shoes for all my longer training runs because they are so comfortable, like running on clouds. I call them my full suspension shoes.

Garmin Forerunner 945: I love my Garmin watch because it does literally everything from recording my triathlon to mountain biking to hiking. I also like that it’s not extremely big and heavy.

body slip: It helps keep me from chafing during all the activities I do, especially running and hiking. This stuff works wonders for me and I haven’t had any chafing issues since using this product.

ScratchLabs Sport Superfuel Drink Mix: It gives me carbs and works great for my stomach. It tastes great and it’s not super thick. This keeps me strong during long endurance events!

GU energy gels: These gels are always a go-to for a quick fix of caffeine and fuel. I really enjoy the espresso, coffee, salted watermelon and creme d’orange flavors.

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Language Matters: doubly useless words Sun, 12 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 Alden Williams / Stuff Rowing boat on the River Avon in Christchurch. The word Avon is Celtic, meaning “river” Laurie Bauer is emeritus professor of linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught for 40 years. He is the author of over 20 books on linguistic subjects and winner of the 2017 Royal Society […]]]>
Rowing boat on the River Avon in Christchurch.  The word Avon is Celtic, meaning

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Rowing boat on the River Avon in Christchurch. The word Avon is Celtic, meaning “river”

Laurie Bauer is emeritus professor of linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught for 40 years. He is the author of over 20 books on linguistic subjects and winner of the 2017 Royal Society of New Zealand’s Humanities/Aronui Medal. Language Matters is a bimonthly column on language.

OPINION: I don’t know when you last punted on the River Avon in Christchurch, but whenever it was I’d be surprised if you spent a lot of time wondering the name of the River Avon.

Have is a Celtic word meaning “river”, dating back to when the ancestor of English was not spoken in England; you can see Welsh cognate in Afon Dyfrdwy ‘The River Dee’. The River Avon is therefore something of a tautology, historically speaking. It means ‘river river’.

This is certainly not the only example where we have a borrowed word and an English word that mean the same thing, side by side. Consider Rotoiti Lake. Rotoiti means ‘small lake’ so Rotoiti Lake means ‘small lake’. To go up Maunganui Is similar: Maunganui means ‘big mountain’ so To go up Maunganui means ‘mountain great mountain’.

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The phenomenon is so common that Wikipedia has example pages, including the Hatchie River in the southern United States, Yallock Creek in Victoria, Lagoon Lake in California or the Philippines, Lake Michigan (‘big lake lake’), knock hill in the Scottish Lowlands, Penhill in Yorkshire or Somerset, Kodiak Island in Alaska, the La Brea Tar Pits (“the the tar tar pits”) in California, and so on.

We have other ways to create tautological names. For those who remember the strategic arms limitation talks between the United States and the USSR in the 1970s, the label SALT talks will also be familiar, although this actually means “strategic arms limitation talks”. On a similar model, consider cash machine, covid virus, GPS system, Pin code and RAT test.

More obvious examples include a Free gift (aren’t gifts free by definition?) Oak (isn’t every oak a tree?), to join (if you join things, aren’t they automatically together?), go in (not implied in ?), a unconfirmed rumor (if confirmed, surely it’s no longer just a rumor?) where the duplication is not masked by another language or the use of a single-letter abbreviation.

American baseball player Yogi Berra is known as much for his classic sayings, known as

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American baseball player Yogi Berra is known as much for his classic sayings, known as “Yogi-isms”, as he is for his career. One of them was: ”It’s deja vu again. ”

This material is not really a surprise, I guess. To quote Yogi Berra: ”It’s deja vu again”.

Double negatives, like He did not do anythingand comparative doubles, such as It’s a bigger questionhave been considered tautological, but this is a matter of perspective: for speakers who use these constructions, repetition may be obligatory, and when it is obligatory it makes more sense to speak of redundancy than tautology.

Various people have calculated that the language is about 50% redundant. This is a useful feature because it means we can understand spoken language against background noise, understand written text that contains spelling mistakes, and deal with language errors or just grammar confused when we meet her. Y cn prbbly ndrstnd ths wtht vwl lttrs, but vowels make processing easier.

Laurie Bauer: Y cn prbbly ndrstnd ths wtht vwl lttrs, but vowels make processing easier.


Laurie Bauer: Y cn prbbly ndrstnd ths wtht vwl lttrs, but vowels make processing easier.

The difference in speech between Why choose and white shoes is indicated by minute differences in the [t] sound, which allows us to hear where words begin and end. In I washed the car yesterday the yesterday removes the need for -ed on wash, but the suffix helps us keep the information clear. Saying things twice isn’t necessarily bad, but too much can be a problem.

As a postscript, note that although this may be the River Avon in Christchurch, in Stratford it is the River Avon. British usage is conservative; American usage is like New Zealand usage.

Language questions is a bi-monthly column on everything related to language. Readers are invited to send questions to the authors at Not all questions will find an answer.

Inclusive vacation experiences for LGBT travelers Sat, 11 Jun 2022 09:04:20 +0000 Ellen Wulfhorst | USA TODAY Special Travel poses challenges for members of the LGBTQ community “Don’t just think about your own personal needs when you travel,” Bani Amor said when discussing the challenges the LGBTQ community faces while traveling. Damien Henderson, USA TODAY Tours and destinations designed for the LGBTQ community are taking off this […]]]>

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Tours and destinations designed for the LGBTQ community are taking off this summer across the country. From white-water rafting trips to organized wine tastings, summer travel options abound for LGBTQ visitors.

Put some dust on a ranch in southwestern Colorado, where guests ride horses, learn to herd steers, fly-fish for trout, swim, bathe in a hot pool, just relax with a good book or sip a cocktail while taking in the breathtaking glory of the San Juan Mountains.

Ranch riders are on hand to guide riders of all skill levels to trot along well-maintained trails and through mountain meadows.

To unwind, there’s wine tasting in the nearby fun town of Durango. Colorado Trails Ranch Gay Travel Stays are hosted

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Venture into the wilderness of the Bitterroot Range of the Rockies on a mountain getaway from Gay Travel Idaho. With hikes, hot springs, and horseback riding, the tour explores Idaho’s remote and pristine backcountry. Moose and elk are a frequent sight. Travelers stay in cozy log cabins and dine at an on-site all-inclusive restaurant. The visit is offered

HETravel also offers gay group rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, a rafting trip on Idaho’s unspoilt Salmon River, and a gay Glacier National Park adventure that features alpine trail hikes, snorkeling, and hiking. horseback riding, rafting and ziplining on a mountain overlooking Lac aux Poissons Blancs.

California LGBTQ Vacations: More Than Just Wine Country

In Northern California’s famous wine country,Out in the vineyard, a gay-owned tourism and events company, helps visitors enjoy the area’s best wineries, restaurants and accommodations that cater to the LGBTQ community. Trips organized by Out in The Vineyard can be short, like a day, or long, like a week or more.

The weekend of July 15-17 is Sonoma Wine Country’s Gay Wine Weekend, featuring wine tours, dinners with winemakers, receptions, a wine auction, and even a drag queen brunch. . The event has been canceled for the past two years due to COVID, but organizers say they are making up for lost time this year with a big celebration.

Go glamping at The California Highlands Resort, which began in the 1930s and became a gay campsite in the 1980s. Its fully-equipped canvas tents contain king-size beds and comfortable porch chairs, while its charming cabins feature vintage features such as chrome fixtures, formica tables and inlaid linoleum floors. Set in the redwood groves along the Russian River, this peaceful resort is within walking distance of Guerneville’s restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

In New England, travelers can hone their queer eye skills with a two-day course onQueer photography with Nikki Smith, professional photographer, athlete and LGBTQ climbing advocate. Participants can use any type of camera, from smartphones to DSLRs.

The same non-profit recreational organization, theadventure projectruns trips such as Trans and Non-Binary Hikes, Queer Night Canoe Expeditions for paddlers of all skill levels, and a trip called “Queer Plus-Size Backpacking with Improbable Hikers” that welcomes hikers 2XL and up with paces slower, breaks and other options to make the outdoors accessible and enjoyable.

Michigan LGBTQ Destinations: Come to the Beach

Stop in West Michigan’s gay destinations of Saugatuck and Douglas on the shores of Lake Michigan to enjoy the sand dunes and beaches. The gay-friendly oval beach frequently features in the ranking of the best beaches in the country.

In Saugatuck is the 33 acresCampit Outdoor Resortwhich caters to the LGBTQ crowd that loves the outdoors. It has swimming and hiking, with family times reserved during the week and on adult-only weekends. Not far away is The Dunes Resort, where guests can play drag queen bingo, be entertained by cabaret performers, sip cocktails at tea dances, and let off steam at karaoke.

Every year the Dunes Resort welcomes Go Girl Saugatuck!– a women’s weekend with entertainment, workshops, music, comedy shows, dancing and more. The nearby campsite is at the LGBT CampIt Resort, which welcomes all members of the LGBTQ community, especially women. It has primitive campsites, cozy log cabins, retro vintage trailers, RV hookups, and a five-bedroom dormitory on 33 wooded acres and a large heated pool.

How about a ranch experience?

Put on a Stetson and head to theRainbow Ranch, a nearly 700-acre LGBTQ campground located near Groesbeck, Texas. There are primitive campsites and cabin rentals as well as hiking, fishing and swimming opportunities. The Ranch hosts separate “Summer Splash” weekends for men and women, with games, food, drinks and entertainment, and the “Boots, Kilts & Beards” party for the weekend of the Father’s Day is not to be missed.

Relax on an island

Puerto Rico is also an ideal island destination for LGBTQ travelers. Discover the artistic gay village of Santurce in San Juan, enjoy tapas at the Bear Tavern, relax at the Xteamworks gay sauna and visit the chic Condado beach. Stay at the Coqui del Mar gay guesthouse, which proudly calls itself “the strangest place in the Caribbean”.