Articles written by: Alex Vere Nicoll

7 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

7 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

Whether you are visiting a high-altitude city or climbing to the summit of a massive mountain, altitude sickness is a common, but potentially dangerous condition. For people who have spent the majority of their

The Volcanic Seven Summits

The Volcanic Seven Summits

Attempting to summit the tallest mountains this world has to offer is a popular activity amongst the elite adventurers of this planet. Climbing the notorious ‘seven summits’ is an achievement of incomparable magnitude, however it

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

Whether it’s an easy day hike or a week long trek, climbing to the top of a mountain is one of the best experiences this world has to offer. Choosing a mountain to climb can be an arduous experience depending on the size, difficulty and location, but the decisions don’t [...]

8 Best Countries/States to Ski Powder

8 Best Countries/States to Ski Powder

A fresh canvas of untouched snow laying in front of you and waiting to be torn apart by your skis is an absolutely gorgeous sight. Hunks of snow shooting up into your face around every turn

8 Tips for Buying a Tent

8 Tips for Buying a Tent

The idea of camping brings a mixed bag of emotions to the table. Some people think spending the night out in the wilderness is an amazing experience. Others consider the idea of sleeping without a

The 5 Greatest Adventurers of All Time

The 5 Greatest Adventurers of All Time

The following group of people is made up of some of the most legendary adventurers to ever set foot on this planet. Fueled by raw curiosity, these men have achieved feats of exploration never considered possible until their endeavors.

3 of the Highest Cliff Jumpers in Ski History

3 of the Highest Cliff Jumpers in Ski History

Launching off a cliff with a pair of skis strapped to your feet is one of the most adrenaline-filled and amazing feelings that this world has to offer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 10-foot jump or a 60-foot cliff, soaring through the air with only snow beneath you is an [...]

5 Best Ski Review Websites

5 Best Ski Review Websites

Getting ready for the upcoming season is one of the most exciting times in the life of a skier. Praying for snow, watching ski movies and scoping out new equipment to buy are the three

5 Events that Changed the Sport of Skiing

5 Events that Changed the Sport of Skiing

Where the first people decided to strap wooden planks to their feet and fly down a mountain of snow is up for debate, but the most agreed upon location is in Scandinavia. The actual word ‘ski’ comes from the Old Norse word meaning stick of wood.

Skiing in Eastern Europe

Skiing in Eastern Europe

Most people flock to the slopes of Western Europe for their ski vacations. For a cheaper and more adventurous option, check out these Eastern European skiing hotspots! Bulgaria This former Soviet Republic is slowly making a name for itself in the world of winter sports enthusiasts. Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo [...]