Meet Martin

About Martin

Martin is a longtime Minus33 customer who enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, logging, backpacking, mountain climbing, and bouldering. He spends at least a day a week in the great outdoors of Alaska, summer or winter.

 

“It is pretty cold most of the year here in Alaska, which means that reliable clothing that can keep you warm no matter what the weather throws at you is very important, if not life saving at times.”

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Overnight Hiking

Nature’s Challenge

I love overnight hiking. It allows me to take on longer trails, enables me to spend more time to appreciate nature and disconnect from the busy life.

Winters in the mountains are usually pretty quiet. Most of the wildlife has either traveled to warmer climates or gone into hibernation, the sap of the trees and bushes made its way down to the roots until the temperature rises again in the spring. The layer of snow that covers everything dampens all sounds and creates a feeling of stillness and peacefulness. A few hikers might brave the cold for a day trip.

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Alaskan Adventures

Tough on Nature, Soft on Skin

Since I was a kid, I’ve always had a sensitive skin.
I couldn’t go to the swimming pool without developing a rash from the chlorinated water.
I went through spouts of eczema and allergic reactions most of my life.
I cannot wear any synthetic fabric for too long and I can definitely not have polyester on my skin when involved in intense physical activity.
As I’ve learned to avoid those situations altogether, it has never been a major problem for me. But it eventually changed, when I moved to Alaska and felt compelled to take on the outdoors through various sports.READ MORE

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