Tag: rainier


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 >