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.

Antarctic Adventurers Ready To Begin The Coldest Journey

Antarctic Adventurers Ready To Begin The Coldest Journey

After months of planning, weeks of preparation and a one-day weather delay, the Coldest Journey expedition is set to get underway today. The five members of the expedition’s “Ice Team” will now attempt to complete what some term as the last great polar challenge – a complete traverse of the [...]

Solo Atlantic Rower Sets New Speed Record

Solo Atlantic Rower Sets New Speed Record

Rowing solo across an ocean is one of the most challenging and lonely endeavors that anyone can ever attempt. After all, no matter which of our planets oceans you choose, you’re looking at weeks alone out on the open water, pulling the oars for hours on end while facing unpredictable [...]

Mitch Seavey Wins 2013 Iditarod

Mitch Seavey Wins 2013 Iditarod

The champion of the 2013 Iditarod sled dog race was crowned late Tuesday evening when Mitch Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome. Seavey, who also won the event back in 2004, completed the 1000-mile long course in just 9 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes. In claiming the victory [...]

National Geographic Casting For New Adventure Show

National Geographic Casting For New Adventure Show

Attention all explorers and adventurers. National Geographic is ramping up production on a new television show and they just might be looking for you. Producers of the new series are on the look out for cutting edge expeditions and exciting adventurers that they can film for the show, which aims [...]

Polish Mountaineers Make First Winter Ascent Of Broad Peak, Two Missing On Descent

Polish Mountaineers Make First Winter Ascent Of Broad Peak, Two Missing On Descent

It was a week of triumph and tragedy in the Karakoram Mountain Range of Pakistan. On Tuesday, a team of Polish mountaineers braved high winds, cold weather and plenty of snow to complete the first ever winter ascent of Broad Peak, the 12th highest mountain in the world. Unfortunately, two [...]

The 2013 Iditarod Is Underway In Alaska

The 2013 Iditarod Is Underway In Alaska

The best sled dog teams in the world gathered in Alaska over the weekend to launch the 2013 Iditarod. The race held its ceremonial start in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in downtown Anchorage on Saturday and had its official restart yesterday in Willow. Now, the racers and [...]

Polar Explorer Ranulph Fiennes Evacuated From Antarctica

Polar Explorer Ranulph Fiennes Evacuated From Antarctica

Explorer Ranulph Fiennes’ next big adventure is over before it even got started. You may recall that the 68-year old Brit was planning on making the first ever winter crossing of Antarctica on foot, which is widely viewed as the last great polar expedition that has yet to be completed. Unfortunately, earlier [...]

First North American Trail Running Conference Coming This Summer

First North American Trail Running Conference Coming This Summer

Over the past decade or so, trail running has become one of the most popular outdoor sports in America. The combination of aerobic exercise in a natural and tranquil setting appeals to many outdoor enthusiasts who only need to throw on a pair of shoes and hit the trail. The [...]

Want To Race Across Europe On A Bike This Summer?

Want To Race Across Europe On A Bike This Summer?

Long distance cyclists looking for a new challenge this year will certainly want to put the QuickEnergy Trans Continental Race on their bucket list. When this new event gets underway in August it promises to become Europe’s longest and most challenging unsupported bike race, running for more than 2000 miles between [...]

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

For more than a century explorers and adventurers from around the globe have attempted to cross the frozen expanse of the Arctic Ocean on foot just to reach the North Pole. Although most fail, some have been successful in that endeavor, spending weeks enduring subzero temperatures, incredibly high winds, whiteout [...]