Raising KÜHL Kids

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Mountain Thoughts: Appreciate the Journey

What the Appalachian Mountains lack in elevation and steep relief, they more than make up for with a grace and grandeur that only comes with age. From peaks shrouded in a smoky cloak of clouds to the deafening roar of water tumbling over rocky ledges; from

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Team Hörst: A Climbing Family

We call ourselves Team Hörst: my wife, Lisa, our two sons, Cameron and Jonathan, and I. While Lancaster, Pennsylvania is our base camp, we travel far and wide to rock climb on America’s finest cliffs. In the past five years we’ve driven our Jeep Grand Che

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Celebrating All the KÜHL Mamas

To celebrate Mother's Day, we collected quotes about what it means to be a mom and asked our ambassadors and contributors to share pictures and thoughts about what makes the KÜHL mama in their life so special. Take a few

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Raising the Next Generation of Adventurers

In a generation dominated by smart phones and social media users, it’s no wonder parents have trouble getting their kids to unplug and go outside. Growing up, Boy Scouts introduced me to backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater paddling. This

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SUP: Harmony Between Two Worlds

I love the mountains, but I was born in the water. Throughout my life, it has called to me. It beckons me to its cool depths; it relieves me from the weight of the world. [caption id="attachment_9187" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]

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Raising KÜHL Kids: Lessons from Ski School

There are many milestones you look forward to as a parent — the first time your child smiles and crawls, their first steps, their first words…and the first time they click into a pair of skis. Then, you start dreaming of the day when you sit next to eac

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Raising KÜHL Families: Snowshoeing Tips & Tricks

When you think of snowshoes, you probably think of the small, lightweight, metal snowshoes that have grown in popularity over the past two decades. As a kid in the 80's and early 90's, I grew up snowshoeing, but I didn’t have the fancy snowshoes. No, I 

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Passing An Unexpected Passion for Skiing to My Twins

I am a runner. I am also a twin mom, wife, sister, freelance writer, world-class competitive duathlete and nationally recognized triathlete. But, when people ask what I do athletically, I don’t hesitate to respond with “I run.” You may notice that “

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Mountain Thoughts: The Gift of Miles

Last month I took my oldest daughter for a hike on her day off from school. As we made our way to the fire tower on Bays Mountain, it struck me that it was almost six years to the day that my husband and I took her on her first hike. On the exact same trail.