In 2016, @JennyBruso created an Instagram account, @UnlikelyHikers with a photo of herself from the backside, looking over a waterfall. “Calling all Unlikely Hikers and misfit nature lovers!” its caption read. “Despite how it may look in the commercials, magazines and other online nature communities, nature doesn’t care about your size, gender, race, ability, gear.” We couldn’t agree more. #LiveYourAdventure #WhyIHike Photo: @elisegiordano
Trail Tip: Hiking with friends makes the journey more safe and enjoyable. If you’re looking for a hiking crew, visit @UnlikelyHikers and check out their future group hikes.
Cool enough for a jacket & wellies. Sunny enough for shades & shorts. Follow us & share your favorite hiking weather conditions using #WhyIHike Photo: @elisegiordano
After setting up base camp, the Eddie Bauer K2 Expedition Team began their acclimatization rotation: climbing up to higher camps 1, 2, & 3 and back down to basecamp. The route they have decided to climb, the Cesen Route, is stunning, steep, exposed, airy, and for the most part safer than they expected. "We spent the day doing a carry and climatization trip to Camp 3 at 22,500 feet. Conditions were beyond perfect, with epic views in every direction and stable snow conditions. This section was a team favorite — a brief break from steep climbing where you could breathe and look around and appreciate our luck." - Adrian Ballinger Follow along as @adrianballinger, @carla.perez.ec, & @estebantopomena work their way up and down the world’s 2nd tallest mountain. Photo: @estebantopomena . #k2 #K2noO2 #liveyouradventure
Update from #K2 🏔 The Eddie Bauer K2 Expedition Team safely arrived at K2 base camp early in July. After establishing basecamp they began their acclimatization rotations and preparations to reach the peak of the world’s 2nd tallest mountain without supplemental oxygen. Swipe ➡️ to see a stunning image captured of the night sky from basecamp. Follow @adrianballinger @carla.perez.ec @estebantopomena as they make their attempt! “Base Camp is incredibly beautiful. The glaciers and mountains are like nowhere else on the planet. The weather has been warm and clear since we arrived to BC, so we’ve had plenty of time to take in the views, acclimatize, and meet other teams. It’s been fun!” - Adrian Ballinger Photo: @Ming.t.poon . #K2noO2 #liveyouradventure
Trail Tip: Most dogs love the water, but remember not to let them drink from stagnant or salty sources on your hikes🐾 Share your favorite adventure companion photos with #EddieBauerCanineClub for a chance to be featured! 📸: @rachloden @the.life.of.nya @nwcattledog @ajmanville @jovies_adventures
Over 4 states and 3000 miles later, we have wrapped up our #EBOnTheRoad road trip. It’s remarkable how many places you can visit in ten short days. Traveling the Rocky Mountain spine to the Pacific Northwest you can witness the changes in the landscape, the people, the culture, and the weather – everything that makes the American West the iconic place that it is. Thanks so much for following along and for all the comments, questions, and notes that made this journey an interactive one! Follow our adventures and work beyond this road trip at @viktorianorth, @nickrlake, and @scott_kranz. Cheers! #EBOnTheRoad #LiveYourAdventure
The BC Uplift. Fully waterproof. Nearly weightless. Pure genius. We’ll cheers to that. #EBOnTheRoad
One thing that’s abundantly clear when road-tripping across the American West is that there is no end to opportunity for travel and discovery. Thanks to long summer days, open roads, miles of trails among peaks and valleys stretching from horizon to horizon, you can throw a rock and hit a bucket-list worthy adventure at every turn! We’re about halfway through our #EBOnTheRoad trip, en route from Grand Teton National Park to Sun Valley, Idaho where we’ll be hiking and climbing with @eddiebauer guide and athlete @erikleidecker over the next few days. Follow along with stories to see what we get up to! #liveyouradventure 📷 @nickrlake
Why not bring the best of indoor events and take them outside? You can #LiveYourAdventure any way you want. 📸: @azizaartistry #SocalityEB
Happy #4thofJuly! Today we celebrate the birth of our nation and our freedom. It is also a time when we take a moment to remember our heroes who have fought to keep us free. We are proud to support @theheroesproject team who inspire our injured veterans to find purpose and ignite others to do the same. Here’s to outdoor adventures from sea to shining sea. #liveyouradventure
Hey everyone! @viktorianorth, @nickrlake, and @scott_kranz here! We’ll be taking over the @eddiebauer channel for the next two weeks while we road trip across the American West. We’re kicking off the trip here in the Colorado Rockies with our loaded-up camper van, and will soon be in Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington State. If we’re swinging through your home state, let us know! Be sure to check the @eddiebauer story daily cause this is where we’ll be sharing updates, behind the scenes hilarity, and polls asking for you to weigh in on where we go and what we do. See you on the road! #EBOnTheRoad #LiveYourAdventure Photo credit: @mitchpittman
Find what inspires you and #LiveYourAdventure. Tap to shop our Americana collection. 📸: @megan__maria_ featuring @scottcbakken
Sometimes you have to get a little lost to find yourself. Tell us what gets you outdoors with #WhyIHike and tag @EddieBauer 📷@nathanleeallen
Just weeks off of their Everest summit, the Eddie Bauer expedition team has been trekking deep into the Karakoram Range of Pakistan. Their objective is K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Only about 800’ shorter than Everest, K2 is a far steeper and more technical climb -- an objective for only the world’s best mountaineers. Follow @adrianballinger @carla.perez.ec @estabantopomena to track progress as they setup K2 Basecamp and begin climbing. Photo credit @ming.t.poon
We asked for your trail tips & Will G. delivered with this timeless classic: “Don’t solely focus on the destination, be sure to appreciate the journey as well.“ Thanks Will, we couldn’t agree more. Share your favorite outdoor advice and tips with us in the comments. #WhyIHike #LiveYourAdventure Trail Tip credit: @wglasscock27
“I hike because it brings me back to my foundation. It helps me listen to that little voice inside. Being out here is a reminder that there’s beauty around every corner, and I have the opportunity every single day to go find it and write my own story. 🏔✨ #WhyIHike” - @emilyabbate 📸: @elisegiordano
Doggles? Mutt Specs? We don’t know what to call these, but they sure are handsome on this proud pup. Tag photos of your dog with #EddieBauerCanineClub for a chance to be featured too. 📷: @nwcattledog
5 days. 85 miles. 20,000’ peaks. @LynseyDyer & @DrewTabke ditched their skis to join alpine guide @AdrianBallinger on the trek of a lifetime around the beautiful mountain lakes of Huayhuash, Peru. Link in bio with full story, photos, & more. Adrian, Lynsey and Drew’s 85 mile trek through the Cordillera Huayhuash began with two days in the city of Huaraz to get acclaimed to the Andean elevation. This was an essential step, because once in the Cordillera, their first camp would be above 13,000 ft. Ordinarily groups take 10 days on the trek. The Eddie Bauer team cut the time in half, and over the course of their 5-day journey, they crossed six high passes, including the highest Cuyoc Pass at 16,44 feet above sea level. Full story linked in bio.
What happens when you put the hiking skills of professional skiers to the test? @LynseyDyer & @DrewTabke found out during a Peruvian expedition with master-guide @AdrianBallinger. Link in bio for full story, photos, & more. … 20,000 foot peaks, 16,000 foot passes, stunning alpine lakes -- this is Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes, where one Eddie Bauer Guide and two Eddie Bauer athletes came to experience mountain in a completely different light. This team is in their element in the mountains. But in Huayhuash they also wanted to be out of their element. So, they put away their skis and the impulse to go downhill as fast as possible. And they just walked – all 85 miles of the Cordillera to experience the place on different terms.
Eddie Bauer Athlete @katiebirdlambert knows a thing or two about packing for adventure. Thoughtfully designed to keep the weight high and tight, the Eddie Bauer Butter Pack gives you a full range of movement while still carrying what you need… and everything you don’t. Tap to shop.
Trail Tip: “This #NationalGoFishingDay remember to bring the kiddos along. Be sure to bring plenty of snacks and make time to play. Skipping rocks is something they’ll be sure to fall for - hook, line and sinker.” - Eddie Bauer Associate @ModernMtnMan 📷: @coltenandrewjacobs #CatchAndRelease #EBAssociate #LiveYourAdventure
Congrats to our guide partner, @AlpenGlowExpeditions, for 15 years of exciting expeditions. May your next 15 be as adventurous as your first. --- Alpenglow Expeditions was founded in 2004 by @eddiebauer guide @adrianballinger. From the Himalaya to Lake Tahoe, @alpenglowexpeditions leads expeditions across the mountain ranges of the globe in all disciplines including mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, and rock climbing. #LiveYourAdventure
Happy Father’s Day to all of the adventure dads who inspire and lift us every day (especially with the dad jokes). Thank you for letting us be a part of your adventures. #LiveYourAdventure Congrats to the winners of our 2019 #EBDadJokes Father’s Day contest; @vdhderek, @neilh7, @ayjoshkay, @saucyrossyy, @danimal_adams
Adventure is always on the horizon. Tell us about your upcoming adventures with #WhyIHike 📷: @angelaliggs
All dogs are welcome at the newly formed #EddieBauerCanineClub. Follow us & tag your dog with #EddieBauerCanineClub for a chance to get your pup’s pic highlighted in our feed. 📷: @briannamadia
It’s #NationalBestFriendsDay. Tag your best adventure buddy, & tell us about your favorite trip using #WhyIHike 📷: @Kylekotajarvi
@brooke_weeber here again with some lessons learned from my hike to Havasu Falls and some helpful tips if you decide to make the trek! Lessons learned: -We had really mild weather on our trip, but we started our hikes early anyways. There's very little shade on the hike into Havasu, so be sure to start when the sun is low to avoid heat exhaustion. And bring/drink plenty of water, even if you don't feel thirsty. -There are large water jugs available to use at the campground to fill at the spring and leave at your campsite. This was really helpful for us because our campsite was at the very end, quite far from the spring. -There was A LOT of fuel left at the campground by hikers. So if you happen to forget fuel, you can pick some up there. However, if you do bring fuel, please pack it out (along with everything else you bring). -There are a limited number of buckets at the campground to keep your food safe from squirrels. I wouldn't rely on it, however. I noticed some people had squirrel proof bags for their food, which I would use next time. Simply hanging the food didn't end up being enough for us (or our neighbors). -Bring a waterproof case for your phone because there's a lot of water to potentially drop your phone in down there! Please remember, there is no alcohol allowed at Havasupai. Floaties and drones are also forbidden. Please adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Havasupai tribe. If you decide to make the trek, please train and carry your belongings yourself, it's part of the adventure! And don't forget to follow all Leave No Trace Principles. Signing off - thanks for following along!
Hey all, @brooke_weeber again with another update from Havasu Falls! Our second day in the canyon revealed even more magnificent waterfalls and long hikes along the river. We walked through more lush, tropical flora, including wild vines climbing up the canyon walls. We shimmied down some frighteningly steep ladders and crossed thigh deep creek water. We navigated a maze of trails and nearly lost one iPhone to water damage. But we made it to Beaver Falls and back just before the torrential rains came. The rest of the afternoon was spent hiding out in the tent, praying the creek wouldn't flood and force evacuation. It wasn't how I imagined the trip going, but I was grateful for the time to relax and read my book (something I don't often allow myself). The next morning we woke up to hike out only to discover the remainder of our food had been ransacked by squirrels. Knowing quite well that we couldn't make the 10 mile hike out without food (and COFFEE!), we packed up and headed to the village of Supai in hopes that we could score some breakfast at the market, which we did. Armed with granola bars and saltine crackers, we hoisted our packs on and cruised on out of there. It's hard to leave such a beautiful place, but I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to see something so special with my own eyes.
Hi there! My name is @Brooke_Weeber and I'll be taking over the Eddie Bauer story and feed today! I recently went on a 3 day backpacking trip with my gal pal @jasmineash to one of the most beautiful places in the southwest and I wanted to share some highlights with you. After canceling our trip to Havasu Falls last year due to flooding, we were really excited to finally get on the trail and see this place with our own eyes. We spent the first night sleeping in the car in the trailhead parking lot. We woke up early the next day and got on the trail at 5am, just as the sun was just coming up and lighting the canyon walls. The scenery hiking in was absolutely stunning, featuring high cliff walls and blooming cacti. Who else loves hiking through canyons? But that was just the appetizer for the main dish, Havasu Falls! We were elated upon arrival. It was even more beautiful than it looks in pictures. After we found a home for our tent in the campground, we set out on foot once again and backtracked 2 miles to the village, making pit stops at New Navajo Falls (my favorite) and 50 Foot Falls. The weather was mild, so we opted to soak our feet in the crystal blue water instead of going for a swim. We logged 17 miles that first day in our comfortable Eddie Bauer hiking shoes. We had not a blister or a care in the world as we went to sleep (by 8pm) that night, resting up for more adventures to follow! -Note: This land belongs to the Havasupai Tribe, who've resided in this area for over 800 years. It is an immense privilege to be allowed on their land so we were sure to respect the land and the rules they've put in place for visitors.
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A high altitude brings with it beautiful scenery and what feels like thinner air… which can lead to altitude sickness. As @mandymooremm and friends weaved through the Himalayas at high altitudes, they received a great #TrailTip from Eddie Bauer alpine guide @melissaarnot “One of the greatest lessons that @MelissaArnot bestowed on us during this trek was the fine art of pressure breathing. 💨 It makes all the difference as you climb higher. It’s essentially a big inhale and a sharp, forceful exhale, like you’re blowing out a candle across the room, to open up your lungs, allowing you to get a more efficient oxygen exchange... Besides hydration and staying nourished, breathing is THE vital key in the fight against altitude sickness. It’s also a major takeaway that I will be employing back to the real world whether I’m in the midst of a tough workout or a weird day. Mind blown.” -@mandymooremm
Congratulations to Eddie Bauer Alpine Guide @AdrianBallinger and the @alpenglowexpeditions team of guides, sherpas, and clients for reaching the summit of #MountEverest. The achievement of this team of seasoned veterans is tremendous. We’re so proud of you all. -- Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains, including Everest. Mount Everest has always been one of the world’s great natural wonders. A sight of remarkable beauty, it has also become an aspiration of ascent for climbers across the world. We offer a heartfelt salute to the valor of all climbers during the 2019 Everest season.
Lace up your boots, National Trails Day® is today! Help support our partners at American Hiking society by giving back and improving the places we love by cleaning up a trail or volunteering at a trail service project. Don’t know where the closest event is? Search American Hiking Society’s massive list of events through the link in our bio. #NationalTrailsDay @AmericanHiking -- Photo: @nathanleeallen Edit: @tylerwayneglass
“There is much processing and digesting the impact of a journey like this. Gratitude is an understatement. #whyihike” - @mandymooremm. Read more about her journey to Everest Base Camp with Eddie Bauer alpine guide @melissaarnot below. --- “There is so much magic in these mountains. They represent adventure in the grandest form and in a language all their own. The idea of standing at the base of the world's tallest peak with @eddiebauer, a brand that has been outfitting record-setting climbers since the beginning - from the first American ascent in 1963 (Jim Whittaker) to our guide @melissaarnot, the first American Woman to ascend and descend Everest without oxygen, is truly beyond my wildest imagination. Needless to say, this part of the world holds a very special place in @melissaarnot’s heart so her willingness to share it, as well as her time, knowledge and endless trove of stories were so appreciated by all of us lucky enough to walk alongside her this past week. Her belief in our abilities to keep moving and ultimately make it to the base of the Mighty, Mighty Mt. Everest was so powerful. Spoiler alert: we made it!!! It’s impossible to be lucky enough to arrive at the foot of these mammoth peaks and not be attuned to the palpable energy of all of those who came before and lost their lives in these mountains. The wave of emotion: respect, reverence, appreciation....that washed over us as we took in the prayer flags and yellow domed tents of basecamp AND sat on the rocks regarding the chortens that dot the hillside of the Tukla Pass the day before, profoundly affected us all. Melissa mentioned that the higher we go, the closer we are to those we have lost... there’s less distance between us.”
Sometimes we hike to find that the journey is just as important as the destination. 3 days into their Everest Base Camp trek, @mandymooremm and friends gear up for the challenging days ahead full of physical discomfort and fundamental growth. 📷: @julianapse #WhyIHike #LiveYourAdventure --- I went into this Everest viewing trek relatively blind. Not unprepared, mind you...but I wanted to venture forward into the unknown with an open mind and heart and as free of expectations as possible. I also knew we were in extraordinary hands with our friend/ @eddiebauer alpine guide and Everest extraordinaire @melissaarnot(she’s summited 6 times and guided the Basecamp trek between 35-40 times so this isn’t her first rodeo). Once we arrived in Kathmandu and had our de-brief about what the next 10 days of our life we’re going to look like, it became abundantly clear that this experience was going to be one of physical discomfort, personal challenge AND fundamental spiritual growth. Sign me up. We also decided as a group to refer to our trip as a Everest viewing trek incase our plans deviated from the original goal of making it to base camp, placing greater importance on the journey and not the destination. In addition to living out this bucket list dream, being gently placed in this middle of this extraordinary country of Nepal and bearing witness to the customs and culture of the Sherpa people has been spellbinding. So much to take in, in every way. 3 days in, I’m writing this from 11,500 feet, tucked away in the terraced village of Namche (also known as the Sherpa center of the Khumbu Valley) as transparent clouds of mist seem to obscure our view of the hustle and bustle below and then just as quickly, glide away to reveal the towering peaks of Kongde Ri and Kwande La. We’ve been acclimatizing here for the past 2 days, taking on some day treks to help prepare our bodies and breath for the travels ahead. Not sure what awaits us on the road today but this group is in it all together (with all the snacks and milk tea one could ever want)! Stay tuned... #whyihike
We’re celebrating all the dads that taught us to love adventure. @pageonebooks and Eddie Bauer have teamed up to offer the perfect gift for the adventurous dad this #FathersDay! Link in bio to learn more. This limited edition bundle includes: • A beautifully wrapped hardcover copy of the new release ‘How to Camp In The Woods’ • A $50 Eddie Bauer gift card • An Eddie Bauer 32oz. Freezer Water Bottle • A little energy treat to keep Dad going!
Trail Tip: a view like this is both inspiring and a reminder to always follow the Leave No Trace principles to protect our beautiful and fragile environment. #LiveYourAdventure #WhyIHike 📷: @nathanaelbillings • • • 1. Plan ahead and prepare 2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces 3. Dispose of waste properly 4. Leave what you find 5. Minimize campfire impacts. 6. Respect wildlife 7. Be considerate of other visitors
As sponsors of @theheroesproject we are proud to back numerous missions and help outfit veterans with the gear and apparel they need to live their adventure. #LiveYourAdventure #WhyIHike 📷: @ben_ditto
Take a hike, take a selfie. Show us your favorite hiking selfies this weekend using hashtag #WhyIHike #LiveYourAdventure @mandymooremm @chaseweideman @streicherhair