As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to look back on the wildest outdoor-related news stories of the year. From tiny frogs to Felix Baumgartner, here were some of our favorite headlines of the year.
Articles written by: Brad Nehring
If groomed trails and established runs don’t quench your thirst for adrenaline, then a solid hand-built ramp (known as a ‘kicker’) might be just what the doctor ordered. Follow the steps below and you’ll
The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.
An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.
Classics like Into Thin Air, Annapurna and Scrambles Amongst the Alps have thrilled and inspired countless readers over the years. If you enjoyed these celebrated works, check out our list of lesser known – but equally awe-inspiring – climbing titles.
And why not? For more than 150 years, winter enthusiasts have been drawn to Telemark skiing. This hybrid activity combines the free-heel technique of cross-country skiing with the high speeds and steep slopes
Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.
In the six decades since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay Sherpa completed the first successful summit of Mount Everest, more than 4,000 daring souls have followed in their footsteps. Unfortunately, the high volume of climbing expeditions has taken a toll on the
Most of us are aware of the green contributions made by Leo DiCaprio, Jack Johnson, Woody Harrelson, and other members of the pop culture elite. Other well-known celebrities have also helped out Mother Nature,
If plunging into icy water sounds appealing, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, a large number of brave (and possibly insane) men and women endure the harsh elements to take part in polar bear swims.