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,
Articles written by: Kraig Becker
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 [...]
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
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.”
Kraig Becker Has there ever been a faster fall from grace than the one experienced by Lance Armstrong? In the span of just a few short weeks, the former seven-time winner of the Tour de France went from American hero to absolute zero,
At 20,320 feet in height, Denali (also known as Mt. Mckinley) is the tallest mountain in all of North America and a popular destination for mountaineers training for Everest or hoping to bag the Seven Summit. The traditional climbing season begins in May and runs through June,
After 16 days out on the Antarctic ice, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen has decided to end his Cycle South Expedition. Larsen had hoped to become the first person to ride a mountain bike from Hercules Inlet – located along the Antarctic coast – to the South Pole.
Now that 2013 is officially upon us, it is time to start planning our outdoor adventures for the year ahead. Recently, the National Park Service made that process a bit easier by officially announcing its fee-free days for the next 12 months.
Last week marked the passing of a mountaineering legend, as Maurice Herzog, the first man to summit an 8000-meter peak, died at the age of 93. Herzog, along with his climbing partner Louis Lachenal, secured their place in history on June 3, 1950,