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Elevation Station

A newsletter to truly elevate your lifestyle.

ELETRUNKS NEWS

IT’S PI DAY! WE’RE GONNA EAT 3.14 PIES WHILE WE HAVE A SNOW DAY.

 We’re also celebrating the fact that our community is the best around. We’ve received countless emails encouraging us to continue moving forward and showing love to Eletrunks. You’ve been grateful and understanding during the pre-order process, and truly, we cannot thank you enough. For that, you should all have an email with a special code (YouRock) for 25% off! It’s good until Sunday, so jump on board while you can. Orders are shipped the day of if placed before 4pm EST. 

Again, thank you.

Now, like always, on to the fun stuff. This week we’re focusing heavily on rock climbing and getting into nature, things we like and are wanting more of! It’s been a wild winter (it’s currently blizzarding in NYC) and feels about time for warm weather and outdoor activities.

ROCK CLIMBING

Not that this is actually news of any sort, but turns out we REALLY like rock climbing. Regularly going to our nearby climbing gym puts our bodies and minds to good use. There’s a fantastic community of grounded, open-minded climbers that are great to spend time with. To top off having an awesome physical and social experience, Eletrunks prove to be King for ideal placement and harness readjustments! Gentlemen, if you aren’t already part of a climbing gym, grab your Eletrunks and get climbing! If you ever find yourself in NYC, come climbing with us at the Cliffs in Long Island City!

EVEN MORE CLIMBING

 This weekend, LIC Cliffs were host to the Tristate Bouldering Series finals. We had the chance to watch amazing climbers while drinking some local beer. This was our first live bouldering competition experience, and we must say, they made it look easy! If you’ve ever attempted a V 7, 8, or 9, kudos, you know the struggle is real (for me its more like a V3). If you have no clue what V9 means, imagine trying to climb a building, upside down, with a single plunger. It’s about that difficult. To top off this night, there may have been a dance party afterwards.

Watching such amazing climbing this weekend led us to finding this neat piece of climbing news: Margo Hayes, a 19 year old from Boulder, CO is the first woman to climb an incredibly difficult route in Siurana, Spain. With a difficulty rating of 15.5a, only a few male climbers have succeeded in climbing this route. Congrats to Margo! 

GETTING OUT IN THE WORLD

 With warmer weather approaching, we’re hoping to take our climbing out of the gym and into the great outdoors, which also has us thinking about summer travel plans. We were hoping to do this absurdly stunning backpacking trek through The Enchantments in Washington. A permit is needed to go and only a few are issued by lottery each year. Sadly, we just missed the deadline to apply. We’ll aim for next year and hope that we get lucky! Until then, check out all these amazing photos. 

Since we’re down a backpacking trip, and are always looking for opportunities to travel, we’re back to hunting for our next adventure. If you’re wanting to travel but unsure where to start, check out this short piece featuring low-cost ways to travel. Many of the travel strategies suggested, like teaching English and becoming an au pair, seem like they’d be great ways to experience the world and find a home in new international communities.

Warmth is coming! Saddle up (in those Eletrunks of course!) and get out in the world and into nature!

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