Tag: mountaineering


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 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 >



Climb a mountain and support a good cause

November 21, 2012   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

There are still openings for Big City Mountaineers’ 2013 Summit For Someone climbing season. Summit For Someone give you the opportunity to take on the challenge of a major climb guided by world class guides, and your financial investment goes directly to supporting Big City Mountaineers’ mission of bringing at-risk urban youth into the outdoors.

With 19 different climbs to choose from, there’s something for everybody from experienced alpinists to novices looking to bag their first peak. Destinations include domestic locations like Mt. [...] Read More >