The Outdoor Journal endeavours to bring you thoughtful journalism from around the world.
We always do our best to take a step back, to take a little more time, and present considered content that always acknowledges both sides of a story. The response to this approach is always strong and is reflected in the stories that we present below, as the most read articles on OutdoorJournal.com in 2018. THE JOE KINDER STORY The first big story of 2018 rocked the Outdoor industry and called many things into question. The initial event was well covered across many media outlets, and we were particularly grateful to Courtney Sanders who provided us with a unique perspective and insight from within the professional climbing community.
Ever since the Joe Kinder and Sasha DiGulian thing blew up, I've been feeling like there's something missing in the global climbing community’s response, particularly among American climbers.
Following recent events, Courtney Sanders reflects upon wider issues in the outdoor industry.
The Joe Kinder story continues to develop. The climbing industry has had their say, here’s a selection of opinions that have been shared since the news broke.
Joe Kinder, a professional climber, has been removed from the Black Diamond team for violating their zero tolerance policy towards bullying.