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.

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Another Polar Explorer Attempting South Pole Speed Record

Now that November is officially here and the Antarctic expedition season is starting to ramp up, there are a number of explorers heading south looking for an adventure on the frozen continent. More than a few have their sights set on a ski journey to the South Pole, covering a [...]

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Blind Adventurer Who Climbed Everest Temporarily Detained While Kayaking In Peru

Erik Weihenmayer, the adventurer best known for becoming the first  blind person to climb Mt. Everest, recently ran into a spot of trouble while kayaking in Peru. He and a large team of paddlers were making a descent of the Marañón River when an angry group of locals, mistaking the group [...]

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend, Don’t Forget To Set Your Watches

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend, Don’t Forget To Set Your Watches

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings Time and a return to Standard Time here in the U.S. Wenger would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to roll back their clocks and watches by an hour before going to sleep on Saturday evening so that they’ll display [...]

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Eric Larsen Announces Plans For North Pole Expedition In 2014

Polar explorer Eric Larsen has announced plans for his next major expedition and it could be the most difficult of his illustrious career. Larsen, who is a Wenger ambassador, will team up with fellow explorer Ryan Waters, to attempt a ski expedition to the North Pole – something that has [...]

2013 Antarctic Expedition Season Begins

2013 Antarctic Expedition Season Begins

by Kraig Becker As the fall climbing season in the Himalaya slowly grinds to a halt, the attention of the outdoor adventure community turns southward. November always marks the start of the Antarctic expedition season when teams of explorers and solo adventurers head to the frozen continent where they’ll spend weeks [...]

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Explorers Visit Massive Cave in China

  by Kraig Becker A team of British spelunkers and photographers recently returned from and expedition to China where they spent more than a month exploring a massive cave system in the Chongquing province. While there, they managed to capture the first ever images of the impressive Er Wang Dong cave [...]

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Avalanche On Everest Claims 4 Lives

by Kraig Becker Heavy snows in the Himalaya this fall have made climbing and trekking there difficult at times. Some of the more popular peaks have been hit hard with fresh powder, particularly after Cyclone Phailin made landfall two weeks backs. The poor weather brought in an end to numerous high [...]

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Ultrarunner Dean Karnazes To Run Marathon In Every Country

  by Kraig Becker Ultrarunner Dean Karnazes has managed to make a career out of running incredibly long distance, often in some of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. His incredible resume includes running a marathon on every continent, as well as completing 50 marathons in 50 days [...]

Win Gear By Entering The Cold Is Coming Sweepstakes!

Win Gear By Entering The Cold Is Coming Sweepstakes!

Polar explorer Eric Larsen likes cold weather. I mean he really likes cold weather. In fact, he happens to think that the best part about the arrival of fall is that the snow and cold temperatures of winter are not far behind. To celebrate that very sentiment he has launched [...]

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Ueli Steck Shares Details On Annapurna Summit

by Kraig Becker Last week we were astounded by the news that Swiss climber, and Wenger ambassador, Ueli Steck had completed a solo summit of Annapurna, one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains on the planet. At the time, not many details about the climb were revealed and we were [...]