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.

Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

Mountaineer Announces Plans To Climb 14-Highest Peaks In Two Years

by Kraig Becker In the world of high altitude mountaineering the fourteen 8000-meter peaks are seen as the pinnacle of climbing. Each of those mountains presents a unique set of challenges that require a high level of skill and dedication to overcome. Most climbers are lucky if they get the chance [...]

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

by Kraig Becker At 2665 miles (4289 km) in length, the Pacific Crest Trail is considered one of the world’s truly great long distance hiking trails. Starting at the U.S.-Mexico border and running north through California, Oregon and Washington, the trail doesn’t end until it reaches Canada. Along the way, the route [...]

Tighter Regulation Coming To Everest

Tighter Regulation Coming To Everest

by Kraig Becker Following another busy and eventful spring season on Mt. Everest, the Nepalese government has announced that it will introduce new regulations to the world’s tallest mountain. These new rules are designed to not only provide support to expeditions but also raise the level of safety there as well. [...]

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

K2 Climbers Cancel Summit Bids

by Kraig Becker This past weekend was expected to be a very busy one on the second tallest mountain in the world. Meteorologists had predicted improving weather conditions on K2 that would grant climbers access to the summit and as a result most teams were on the move in order to [...]

Summit Bids Begin On K2

Summit Bids Begin On K2

by Kraig Becker Few peaks have a reputation as fearsome as K2. At 8611 meters (28,251 ft) in height, it is the second tallest mountain on the planet and  one of the toughest to climb. It’s extreme technical difficulty, not to mention propensity for bad weather, have earned it the moniker of “the [...]

Mountain Rescue Underway On Broad Peak

Mountain Rescue Underway On Broad Peak

by Kraig Becker A harrowing story is unfolding on Broad Peak in Pakistan where three Iranian climbers are stranded above 7800 meters (25,590 feet). The team ran into trouble on their descent following  a successful summit earlier in the week and for the past few days their teammates have been attempting [...]

Bear Grylls Brings Survival Academy To The U.S.

Bear Grylls Brings Survival Academy To The U.S.

by Kraig Becker If you’ve ever seen the television show Man vs. Wild you already know that host Bear Grylls has the skills necessary to survive in demanding environments. After all, over the course of seven seasons we watched him drink his own urine, extract water from elephant dung and eat [...]

Introducing Wenger Ambassador Uri Golman

Introducing Wenger Ambassador Uri Golman

by Kraig Becker Wenger is proud to introduce our latest brand Ambassador Danish Photographer Uri Golman. Uri, who is the co-founder of the Wenger Arctic Light Project, is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who has dedicated his considerable talents towards capturing photos of nature and wildlife all over the world but especially in [...]

Expeditions Continue Following Base Camp Massacre In Pakistan

Expeditions Continue Following Base Camp Massacre In Pakistan

by Kraig Becker Last week the international mountaineering community was shocked and saddened by the news of armed gunmen storming Base Camp on Nanga Parbat, killing 11 people including ten foreign climbers. In the wake of that horrible incident the Pakistani government and military took steps to provide security across the [...]

Stranded Tourists Spend Two Days Adrift On Arctic Ice Floe

Stranded Tourists Spend Two Days Adrift On Arctic Ice Floe

by Kraig Becker Adventure travelers visiting an isolated island in northern Canada got more then they bargained for earlier this week when they found themselves stranded on an ice floe and adrift in the Arctic Ocean. The 20 or so tourists, who were traveling with a company called Arctic Kingdoms at the [...]