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 Ultramarathon Underway at the Bottom of The World

Antarctic Ultramarathon Underway at the Bottom of The World

Ultramarathon runners are a unique breed to say the least. They have an uncanny ability to keep running for miles on end and they often choose to do so in some of the most remote and challenging places on the planet. Take for example the 49 competitors who signed up for [...]

All-Female Team Plans to Row Across the Pacific Ocean in 2013

All-Female Team Plans to Row Across the Pacific Ocean in 2013

An all-female rowing team is gearing up for a massive undertaking in 2013. The four women on the Coxless Rowing squad are busy planning and training for an attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean next year.

Blind Adventurer Plans to Kayak the Grand Canyon

Blind Adventurer Plans to Kayak the Grand Canyon

When he reached the summit of Mt. Everest back in 2001, mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer redefined our perceptions of what a blind person is capable of accomplishing.

Man Plans to Cross Atlantic Using Helium Balloons

Man Plans to Cross Atlantic Using Helium Balloons

American Jonathan Trappe is a balloonist but not in the classical sense. While most others employ a single hot-air balloon in their flights, Trappe uses a cluster of smaller balloons filled with Helium instead.

Sailor Planning to Circumnavigate the Globe in a Tiny 10-Foot Boat

Sailor Planning to Circumnavigate the Globe in a Tiny 10-Foot Boat

Even in the 21st century, sailing solo and non-stop  around the world is still an epic adventure. After all, in order to complete such a voyage, the sailor must face turbulent waters, unexpected storms, massive waves and weeks of isolation at sea aboard a small ship.

Want to Be On a TV Show with Bear Grylls?

Want to Be On a TV Show with Bear Grylls?

Are you an avid outdoorsman or woman? Do you enjoy spending long days in the backcountry? Ever wanted to be on TV? If you answered yes to those questions then NBC may be looking for you.

Polar Explorer Announces Plans to Bike to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Announces Plans to Bike to the South Pole

Mountaineer and polar explorer Eric Larsen has made a career out of visiting the coldest places on the planet. The man who once visited both the North and South Pole, and climbed Mt. Everest – all in the same year –  has announced plans to return to the South Pole once again.

National Park Service Waives Entry Fees this Weekend

National Park Service Waives Entry Fees this Weekend

Elections got you wound up? The National Park Service is here to help. The NPS is waiving all entry fees for November 10-12 in honor of Veterans Day. Perhaps, this is a way that everyone, regardless of party affiliation, wins.

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Rub’ al Khali, better known as the the Empty Quarter, is a scorching patch of desert that covers more than 250,000 square miles spread out across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. The region derives its name from the fact that it is nearly completely devoid

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

The 2012 Antarctic exploration season is about to get underway and as usual there are a number of interesting expeditions set to begin over the next few weeks. Chief among them will be Aaron Linsdau’s attempt to become the first American to make a solo and unassisted journey