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.

Aussie 8 Team Completes Expedition Ahead Of Schedule

Aussie 8 Team Completes Expedition Ahead Of Schedule

A couple of weeks back we told you about three adventurous outdoor athletes who were preparing to set out on an ambitious project to bag the highest peaks in each of the eight Australian states in record time. They dubbed their journey the Aussie 8 expedition and the plan was [...]

Britain’s Prince Harry To Join Expedition To The South Pole This Year

Britain’s Prince Harry To Join Expedition To The South Pole This Year

Earlier this week Britain’s Prince Harry announced plans to join an expedition headed to the South Pole that is scheduled to get underway  in November. The 28-year old Prince will take part in an ambitious race to the bottom of the world in an effort to raise funds and awareness [...]

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

As we’ve mentioned before, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is in full swing with teams arriving in Base Camp on both the North and South Side of Everest. The climbers now face several weeks of acclimatization and training ahead of their final summit bids, which are likely to [...]

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

They’ve been called “America’s Best Idea” and on an annual basis millions of visitors continue to stream through their gates. The national parks remain some of the most iconic destinations for travelers in the entire U.S., serving as the backdrop for lasting memories of shared family vacations and backcountry adventures. [...]

Trio Of Adventure Athletes Set Out To Bag Australia’s Highest Peaks

Trio Of Adventure Athletes Set Out To Bag Australia’s Highest Peaks

Three adventure athletes have set off on quite the endurance challenge down in Australia. The three men have embarked on what they call the Aussie 8 expedition, during which they hope to bag the highest peak in each of the eight Australian states, while setting a speed record in the [...]

Two Teams To Attempt New Routes On Everest This Spring

Two Teams To Attempt New Routes On Everest This Spring

The 2013 spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is now officially underway and the first teams are arriving in Base Camp to begin their acclimatization. The vast majority of those climbers will stick to the traditional routes along the North and South Col, straying very little from the path that [...]

Barneo Ice Camp Opens For Brief 2013 Season

Barneo Ice Camp Opens For Brief 2013 Season

Earlier this week the Barneo Ice Camp, one of the more unique base camps in the entire world, opened for what is sure to be a short, but very busy season. Each spring, Barneo serves as the gateway to the Arctic, allowing researchers, explorers and adventurers access to the North [...]

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

There may not be any explorers traveling to the Geographic North Pole this spring but that doesn’t mean the Arctic will be completely empty. A British adventurer will set out today on a solo and unsupported journey across the frozen expanse in an effort to raise funds for charity. But [...]

James Cameron Donates Record-Breaking Sub To Science

James Cameron Donates Record-Breaking Sub To Science

Exactly one year ago this week, filmmaker James Cameron etched his name in the history books by becoming just the third person to ever visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench. To celebrate the anniversary of this impressive feat, the man behind such Hollywood hits as Avatar and Titanic showed [...]

Everest Base Camp Opens For Spring Climbing Season

Everest Base Camp Opens For Spring Climbing Season

In what has become an annual sign of the return of spring, Everest Base Camp on the South Side of the mountain opened ahead of schedule last week, marking the start of a new climbing season on the world’s tallest peak. Over the next two months, EBC will become the [...]