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  • Our very own Kristin Hostetter talked to Rick Saez for The Outdoor Biz Podcast about getting into the outdoor industry, our shiny new magazine and initiatives, native content, her mentors, and more. Tune in here.
  • Alex Honnold explained Hollywood rock climbing scenes for GQ and now Bear Grylls reviews survival movies for Vanity Fair.
  • REI is opening a 20,000-square-foot store in Columbia, South Carolina, making it the retailer's second location in the state. "Our strategy is also to go where our members are, and we have more than 122,000 lifetime members in South Carolina," Gail Kirkland, REI’s retail director for the South, told The State
  • Mountainsmith just launched a month-long campaign with National Ski Patrol, celebrating their 10+ year partnership. Mountainsmith is offering consumers 10 percent off all products on using the code NSP10 (10 percent goes to NSP).
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  • Mary Butler isn't leaving Sea To Summit after all, according to an email she sent. She said she'll be working as an independent contractor and continuing with public relations and media relations.