Gear Review: Hanz USA Waterproof Gloves and Socks

When I was offered some samples of waterproof socks and gloves from Hanz USA (a family-owned corporation manufacturing all of its products in California), I was interested for several reasons. One, I’m interested in pushing my Winter activities, so a warm waterproof layer for the hands and feet sounded pretty good. Two, I had never heard of … More Gear Review: Hanz USA Waterproof Gloves and Socks

Ice Climbing Near Chicago

Live in or near Chicago and thinking about ice climbing, but don’t know where to start? Recently, I took an introductory ice climbing lesson from Vertical Adventure Guides, based in Baraboo, WI. The actual ice climbing took place in a suburb of Chicago, on a farm’s silo. That’s right, a silo. Joel, the instructor, took … More Ice Climbing Near Chicago