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.

Will Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah?

Will Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah?

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,

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

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,

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

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.

National Park Service Announces 2013 Fee-Free Days

National Park Service Announces 2013 Fee-Free Days

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.

Maurice Herzog, First Climber To Summit An 8000-Meter Peaks, Passes Away At 93

Maurice Herzog, First Climber To Summit An 8000-Meter Peaks, Passes Away At 93

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,

Journalist Plans 7-Year Walk Around The World

Journalist Plans 7-Year Walk Around The World

Over the course of his career, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek has covered numerous stories in some of the most dangerous places on the planet. His assignments have taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sudan and beyond.

Endurance Athlete Attempting To Run The Length Of New Zealand North To South

Endurance Athlete Attempting To Run The Length Of New Zealand North To South

British ultrarunner Jez Bragg has just embarked on what is sure to be the biggest challenge of his illustrious career. Yesterday, the endurance athlete began an attempt to set a new speed record for running the length of New Zealand

Amazon Express Team Completes Source-to-Sea Paddle

Amazon Express Team Completes Source-to-Sea Paddle

Awhile back we told you about kayaker West Hansen and his Amazon Express expedition. At the time West and his crew were just a couple of weeks into their attempt to kayak the Amazon River from source-to-sea, having just embarked on their journey high in the mountains of Peru.

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Summit Season Begins On Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson

Standing 16,050 feet (4892 meters) in height, Mt. Vinson is the tallest peak in Antarctica, making it a popular destination for climbers who have set their sights on bagging the Seven Summits. Each year, beginning in early December, a small window of opportunity opens

British Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Flying

British Traveler Visits Every Country In The World Without Flying

33-year old Graham Hughes has managed to accomplish something that few of us could ever hope to dream of. Over the past four years the British man has spent the majority of his time traveling the globe,