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Trust equals courage!

Hannah from True Outdoors in Kamloops, BC is another Rock Camp participant who feels safest with Petzl in her pack: Petzl has been a huge part of my participation in the outdoors, particularly in making me feel safe enough to go rock climbing outside. First of all, my helmet (elios) and harness (luna) do a […]

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Inspired by products and the people behind them

Kelsey from Saskatoon tells us why she always wants Petzl on her climbing trips, and Louis shares about Patagonia and one of his role models. Both store employees are now spending a few days in Squamish with the OnwardUp team at the summer dealer camp, getting some more hands-on experience with their favourite brands in […]

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Rock solid with Petzl

Marie from Calgary shares a memory and the reason she needs to trust her equipment: When I was new to climbing, I was dropped at a summer camp by a camp counselor belayer who had next to no experience. The next girl who went up the wall left camp in an ambulance after the belayer […]

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Why Can’t We Just Go Hiking

The next of our 6 Rock Camp participants to be featured: Scott from North Vancouver! “Everybody falls on their first trad lead”, prophesized my belay partner and fellow climbing novice Sam, as I desperately attempted to place a piece of pro. I was entertaining the idea of placing the largest nut I had with me, […]

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Squamish Rock Camp

OnwardUp has created a tradition of hosting outdoor skills and adventure camps for dealers selling the products we represent. July finds us travelling to Squamish, BC for a rock climbing camp with 6 sales team members from across Western Canada. In exchange for 3 days of climbing and learning with qualified guides, while also getting […]

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1% for the Planet recipient is Friends of Kananaskis, 2012

OnwardUp donates 1% to local organization, Friends of Kananaskis   July 2013, Canmore AB Now in our third year as a member of 1% for the Planet, OnwardUp Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce that our 2012 donation will be made to Friends of Kananaskis Country. 1% for the Planet exists to build and support […]

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Online vs Brick n’ Mortar: some thoughts.

Here is a small SNEWS article on a very dynamic topic in the world of retail: http://www.snewsnet.com/cgi-bin/snews/Strike_back_at_Amazon_strategies_back_to_stores_021513.html   How to compete with online? Service, convenience, and customer experience. Invest in your staff and make them experts. Online has a large advantage when it comes to selection, price, and, in many cases, convenience. With these changing times […]

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Duffey Days

I had the pleasure of joining a great group of locals for a couple of days of touring in the Duffey Lake region. Smiles, deep powder and stellar weather had by all! Cheers – RM

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The Pembina Foundation: OnwardUp’s 1% for the Planet contribution, 2011

Onwardup and the companies we work with are aligned in a respect and appreciation of wild places and the experiences possible when we venture out on the road less traveled. The lighter our loads, the more free we become.   When the staff and guides at Onwardup share new outdoor experiences with friends, family, or […]

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Multipitch ‘Seconds’ Pack

Erin and I have recently moved to the coastal Mecca of Squamish, British Columbia. With that have come some excellent opportunities, one of which is the ample multi pitch rock stone and climbing there on, one of our favorite past times. The center of said activity out here is no doubt, ‘the Chief’ – We […]

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