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.

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

Stretching for 4132 miles and crossing through ten countries, the Nile is the longest river on the planet. For centuries this fabled waterway has brought life to an otherwise arid and hostile environment. During the 19th century, the river inspired explorers to go in search of its headwaters. Numerous expeditions [...]

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

  Tyler Bradt is no stranger to aquatic adventurers. As a professional kayaker, Bradt has run his fair share of  whitewater in some very remote corners of the globe. He even set a record for dropping over the tallest waterfall when he went over the 189.5-foot Palouse Falls a few [...]

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

After four years of planning, preparation and construction, the new Halley VI Research Station opened in Antarctica this week. The base, which is operated by the British Antarctic Survey,  is designed to be versatile and mobile, while also monitoring the rapidly changing environmental conditions at the bottom of the world. 

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Swedish explorer Mikael Strandberg is no stranger to the remote places of our planet. Over the course of his 27-year career, he has traveled to 121 countries and spent more than 2500 nights in a tent.

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,

Rescue Teams Search For Missing Plane In The Antarctic

Rescue Teams Search For Missing Plane In The Antarctic

Search and rescue teams from New Zealand are looking for survivors of a plane crash that took place in the Antarctic yesterday. The plane, which was operated by Kenn Borek Air, was on a routine flight from the South Pole to an Italian research station near Terra Nova Bay when [...]

Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

Two Irish Adventurers Complete 9000-Mile Journey Along Silk Road

For hundreds of years the Silk Road served as a trade route between Europe and Asia, opening early commerce between numerous cultures and countries. For generations it facilitated international trade for a major portion of the world

Adventurers Prepare to Follow In Shackleton’s Footprints

Adventurers Prepare to Follow In Shackleton’s Footprints

National Geographic Celebrates 125th Anniversary

National Geographic Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Exactly 125 years ago this week, 33 of the top explorers and scientists in the U.S. came together at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the creation of “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”