Articles written by: Alex Vere Nicoll

6 Currencies That No Longer Exist

6 Currencies That No Longer Exist

To some people money is the single most important thing on this planet. Human beings are motivated by it and work long hours to obtain more of it. Regardless of your philosophical views on the importance of money in our lives,

The 6 Newest Countries in the World

The 6 Newest Countries in the World

This planet is a fascinating and ever changing place. Over time it’s developed into the complex and amazing place it is today. As ethnic groups developed over time and eventually became countries, borders developed separating governments and people from one another.

7 Famous Sherpas

7 Famous Sherpas

Climbing famous mountains is a good way to get your name known. Whether you are climbing one for the first time, taking a new route or just following in others footsteps, reaching the summit of a massive mountain is an incredible achievement.

6 Base Jumping Spots Around the World

6 Base Jumping Spots Around the World

If you were trying to put together a list of the world’s most extreme sports, base jumping would without a doubt be on there. The sport is simple, find a really high place, grab a

Jamaican Bobsled Team – Fact or Fiction?

Jamaican Bobsled Team – Fact or Fiction?

The movie ‘Cool Runnings’ was a massive hit portraying a country of people who had never seen snow, but somehow built a team of locals to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The concept of

Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

For those not fortune enough to live in an area with mountains and a winter season, the idea of grabbing an axe, attaching some spikes to the bottom of your shoes, and scaling a frozen waterfall seems like something from a movie. But it’s actually more do-able than most people [...]

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

8 Ways Climbers Can Stay Fit in the Off-Season

Climbing can be one of the most physically demanding activities this planet has to offer. Not only does it take absolute brute strength in almost every muscle of your body, but you also need the stamina of five oxen to keep moving during long and tough climbs

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

A back-country, hut to hut ski trip is a great way to experience nature during a season that most people are indoors. While sleeping in a tent during the dead of winter might not sound fun (depending on who you are), these hut to hut trips come equipped with heated [...]

10 Greatest Cable Cars on Earth

10 Greatest Cable Cars on Earth

For those of us without the desire, physical capacity or means to climb epic mountains, a cable car is the next best thing. Lucky for us there are some engineers with a serious sense of

6 Holidays You Have Never Heard Of

6 Holidays You Have Never Heard Of

Holidays are some of the most looked forward to events that occur in a human’s life. Whether you truly believe in the reason for the holiday or are just excited not to go to work, these special days are almost always a ton of fun.