Merinoholics: 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.”


November 5, 2019 Mt. Rainier

A few months back, I picked up a copy of "Life on the Edge" by Jim Whittaker. Mt. Rainier is a centerpiece of the first

February 5, 2019 When is it too Late to be Active?

At a young age, I wasn’t really into sports. In fact, I couldn’t do much physical activity because of asthma and other health issues. Any moderate

October 18, 2018 Peakbagging in Alaska

Peakbagging - “An activity in which hikers, climbers and mountaineers attempt to reach a collection of summits, published in the form of a list.” I got

July 12, 2018 Dealing with Fear to Move Forward

4 years ago, on a beautiful summer day, I hiked up my first mountain in Alaska. It wasn’t easy, but very rewarding and so I

January 26, 2018 The Ideal Adventure Partner

It might sound silly to someone who spends most of their time on well-beaten paths, but for some of us, coming across the right adventure

January 26, 2018 A New Friendship on Lark Mountain

I met Tim through one of my wife’s long time friends. At the time, I had no idea that we would end up climbing mountains

October 10, 2017 Foods For The Trail

Should I pack a full lunch, or just a couple snacks? Sweet or salty? How much is too much? What foods are best? Those are only a few of