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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Explorers Circumnavigating Lake Titicaca By Kayak

  by Kraig Becker Located at 3812 meters (12,507 ft) in altitude, Lake Titicaca is often referred to as the highest navigable lake in the world. The massive body of water, which is found in the Andes Mountains and marks the border between Peru and Bolivia, is sprawling in size, covering [...]

Mountaineer Attempting All 6000 Meter Peaks In The Andes

Mountaineer Attempting All 6000 Meter Peaks In The Andes

by Kraig Becker Stretching for more than 4300 miles in length, the Andes Mountain Range is the longest in the world. In fact, the hundreds of mountains that make up the Andes actually cross through seven countries as the run north to south across South America. With thousands of snow capped [...]

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

Fall Climbing Season Begins In The Himalaya

by Kraig Becker As summer nears its inevitable end in the Northern Hemisphere the fall climbing season is getting underway in the Himalaya. Now that the seasonal monsoons have subsided for another year, climbers are descending on Kathmandu and starting to make their way out to base camps across the region. [...]

Married Couple Running 5000 Miles Across South America

Married Couple Running 5000 Miles Across South America

by Kraig Becker When most couples plan a trip together they usually book an escape to some romantic destination where they can get a little time to themselves. Often their plans include plenty of rest and relaxation, perhaps with a little time on the beach or around the pool at some [...]

Teenage Polar Explorer To Attempt South Pole Speed Record

Teenage Polar Explorer To Attempt South Pole Speed Record

by Kraig Becker While most young men his age are busy with their college studies or getting a fledgling careers on track, 19-year old Parker Liautaud has much higher aspirations in mind. Later this year he will travel to the Antarctic where he’ll attempt to set a new speed record for [...]

Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

by Kraig Becker A German equestrian explorer by the name of Guenter Wamser is closing in on the finish line of an epic journey that has covered more than 15,000 miles and taken nearly 20 years to complete. Traveling on horseback the entire way, Wamser has ridden from the southernmost tip [...]

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Sets New Speed Record On The Matterhorn

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Sets New Speed Record On The Matterhorn

by Kraig Becker Spanish ultrarunner Kilian Jornet continues to rewrite the record books and redefine what the human body is capable of. Earlier this week the 25-year old endurance athlete set a new speed record for running up and down one of the most iconic peaks in all of Europe – [...]

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

Ueli Steck Reminds Us Why He Is The Best Climber In The World

by Kraig Becker It has been a quiet summer for Wenger Ambassador Ueli Steck. Since getting caught up in the now notorious brawl on Everest this past spring, the Swiss climber returned home and has kept a low profile over the past few months. But Ueli isn’t one to stand still [...]

Two French Sailors Attempting To Reach North Pole By Catamaran

Two French Sailors Attempting To Reach North Pole By Catamaran

by Kraig Becker Two French sailors have embarked on an epic sailing adventure that will take them deep into the heart of the Arctic Ocean and beyond. Using a specially designed catamaran, the two men intend to sail from Barrow, Alaska to the North Pole before continuing on to Spitsbergen, Svalbard [...]

Cyclists Riding 18,000 km In 100 Day To Fund New Schools

Cyclists Riding 18,000 km In 100 Day To Fund New Schools

by Kraig Becker Earlier this week two endurance cyclists embarked on an epic 18,000 km (11,184 mile) journey that began above the Arctic Circle in Norway and will continue all the way to Cape Town, South Africa. Along the way, they will cross through 14 countries on three continents with the [...]