Articles written by: Kraig Becker

Kraig is an outdoor adventure and travel writer based in Austin, Texas. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys trail running, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and more.

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You Can Now Pay For Your Everest Climb Using Bitcoin

High altitude mountaineers are usually a forward thinking bunch, often employing the latest technology and gear to help them achieve their goal of reaching the summit. Turns out they carry that same attitude into business as well. Case in point, an Australian company called Mt. Everest Adventures has begun accepting [...]

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16-Year Old Climber To Attempt Himalayan Triple Header

For most of us, climbing a single 8000 meter peak in a year is considered quite an accomplishment. Topping out on two, or more, is generally reserved for those elite climbers who have years of experience in the Himalaya. But this spring, 16-year old Matt Moniz has set an ambitious [...]

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Nepal To Install Ladder On Everest To Make Climb Safer

It is that time of the year again. The calendar has turned to spring, the weather is starting to warm up and soon the flowers and trees will be in full bloom.The arrival of spring also marks the start of a new climbing season on Mt. Everest, where hundreds of [...]

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New Long Distance Hiking Trail To Open In Europe This Summer

Backpackers and long distance trekkers will soon have a new trail to explore in Central Europe, where a new route is schedule to open this summer. The trail, which has been dubbed the European Peace Walk (EPW), was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War [...]

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod For The Second Time

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod For The Second Time

The 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end on Tuesday, when 27-year old Dallas Seavey stunned the field with an impressive come from behind victory. It was Seavey’s second win in three years, in the annual race that runs for nearly 1000-miles between from Anchorage to Nome [...]

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2014 Arctic Expedition Season Begins

The 2014 Arctic expedition season officially got underway this past weekend when this year’s crop of explorers were dropped off at their respective starting points out on the ice. They’ll now spend upwards of two months in the harshest environment on the planet as they attempt to complete one of [...]

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Nepal Vows To Crack Down On Littering Climbers

The spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is now just a few weeks away, and all across the globe anxious mountaineers are in the final stages of planning and preparation. Ahead of their arrival in Kathmandu, the government of Nepal announced some new requirements this week that are designed to [...]

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2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race Underway In Alaska

  The 2014 Iditarod sled dog race got underway this past weekend with some of the best mushers in the world setting off on a 1000-mile journey through the Alaskan backcountry. They’ll now spend up to two weeks out on the route battling the terrain, the weather and each other. Those [...]

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Adventurer To Climb And Ski 100,000 Meters In March

Ski-Mountaineer Greg Hill has big things planned for the month of March. The man who once skied more than 2 million feet (609,600 meters) in a single year, will now attempt to push the envelope even further. Hill has announced that he will try to set an incredible record by [...]

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Base Jumping Mountaineer To Leap From Summit Of Everest

With a month to go before the start of the spring climbing season in the Himalaya, mountaineers across the globe are busy wrapping up their training and putting the finishing touches on their travel plans. Many of them will be heading to Everest, where they’ll attempt to climb to the [...]