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The Annual JanSport Mount Rainier Climb brings retailers, JanSport employees and outdoor media together for fellowship and testing of the Brand’s technical products. Today, the annual adventure is the longest running group climb on Mount Rainier.

For this year’s 43rd annual climb we hosted climbers from all over the world including JanSport Distributorships, JanSport Employees, Carryology, Monster Children, Outdoor Industry Association and JanSport’s digital agency, Teak.  We were fortunate enough to have ideal climbing conditions and saw half of our 16 climbers summit the mountain.

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JanSport x IMG

November 5, 2013   |   News, Outside, Travel   |   0 Comments

When cousins Skip Yowell and Murray Pletz founded JanSport in the late 60′s, the two were primarily building technical mountaineering packs right in the shadow of one of the great mountains of North America: Mount Rainier. The cousins used Rainier as a proving ground for their designs by submitting their inventions to the brutal and often unpredictable conditions of the mountain.

Over 40 years later, we’re still using Rainier as a testing ground for new product developments. This past week we made the trip to [...] Read More >



JanSport on Mount Rainier

July 1, 2013   |   News, Outside   |   0 Comments

We’re happy to report that all of our climbers are home safe and sound! Despite incredible efforts from both teams, neither were able to reach the summit due to some rather extreme and dangerous weather.

Once both teams were off the mountain, the celebration began with the 41st annual JanSport Rainier Climb party and JanSport co-founder Skip Yowell was on site to share stories from JanSport’s 40 plus years on Mount Rainier. Believe us, there are some good ones (some maybe not suitable for a [...] Read More >



JanSport Mount Rainier Climb: Day 1

June 24, 2013   |   Outside   |   1 Comment

We’re continuing our 40+ year tradition on Mount Rainier with our 41st annual JanSport climb! Climbers arrived in Seattle on Saturday, made their way to Ashford, Washington, and met up with their guides at International Mountain Guides (IMG).

The group of 16 climbers, comprised of JanSport employees, retail customers, and media from around the world, are split into two teams that will climb two separate routes up the mountain: the DC team and the Emmons team. Follow along all this week and we’ll provide photos [...] Read More >