Sleep In The Dirt

Holidays at Big Agnes Headquarters

Stuff We Like
The holiday season around here is kinda like a shot of Wild Turkey next to the campfire on a cool June evening. It bites back a bit. We’re all working to wrap up a solid year worth of work, racing to get our kids to all their parties and practices, trying to take a few moments with our families and where the real conflict comes in is finding time to get on the hill with skis, fat bikes, snow shoes and a few of our best friends. Read the rest

Noah Wetzel Navigates Nepal and the Himalayas

Essays From the Field
One evening, with my tripod over my shoulder, I wandered alone underneath a full moon. Serenaded by the faint and distant jingle of Yak bells, I watched clouds crawl up and over the glacier moraine and dissipate into the flickering stars slowly rotating overhead. This moment I will never forget, and I will return to Nepal once again. Read the rest

Building a Memorial and Bikepacking the Impassible in Pakistan

Essays From the Field
We’d been on the Choktoi Glacier deep in the Karakorum Mountains of Pakistan for about a week, building a memorial for two departed climbing friends and boyfriends. Our basecamp was at about 14,000-feet in elevation, and slowly our bodies began to adapt to the shortness of breath and thin air. The locals--every single one of them--while all super nice, felt the need to tell us that bikes have never been up to into the mountains. We soon found out why. Read the rest