Adventure News

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 [...]

Has Amelia Earhart’s Plane Been Found In The South Pacific?

Has Amelia Earhart’s Plane Been Found In The South Pacific?

by Kraig Becker On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan, were attempting to circumnavigate the globe in their Lockheed Electra aircraft when they went missing somewhere over the South Pacific. At the time, Earhart was a celebrated aviator and her disappearance made headlines across the globe. What [...]

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

11 Mountaineers Murdered In Nanga Parbat Base Camp

by Kraig Becker The mountaineering community is reeling today after learning about a vicious and deadly attack that took place this weekend in base camp on Nanga Parbat, a remote peak in Pakistan. The attack, which left 11 people dead, was particularly shocking because it was the first of its kind [...]

Ultrarunners Preparing To Run Across The Gobi Desert

Ultrarunners Preparing To Run Across The Gobi Desert

by Kraig Becker A pair of ultrarunners are preparing to run across one of the largest and most inhospitable deserts on the planet. Beginning this Sunday, June 23, Canadian adventurer Ray Zahab and Taiwanese endurance athlete Kevin Lin will attempt to run across the Gobi Desert at its widest point. Their [...]

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

by Kraig Becker Six young explorers set out on an epic paddling expedition last week that will take them into some of the more wild and seldom visited regions of Canada. Their route will cover more than 900 miles as they paddle along three remote rivers before eventually reaching the Arctic. [...]

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

by Kraig Becker A team of British explorers attempting a daring crossing of Antarctica in the middle of winter have given up their expedition after making very slow progress amidst incredibly bad weather and dangerous surface conditions. Unfortunately, those very same conditions make it impossible for them to be extracted from [...]

6 Reasons to Attend the Lyons, Colorado Outdoor Games

6 Reasons to Attend the Lyons, Colorado Outdoor Games

For the second year in a row Lyons, Colorado put on one hell of an event with its Lyons Outdoor Games. Unlike many festivals or events that may only feature a specific sport or theme, this kickass crowd pleaser had it all; including beer, food, fireworks, a 5k, rugby matches, [...]

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

by Kraig Becker Wenger athlete Mike Horn and his climbing partners Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen have set an ambitious goal for themselves this summer. The three men are currently en route to Pakistan where they will spend the summer in the Karakoram Range attempting to climb one of the most difficult [...]

High Hopes for Ending the Helium Shortage

High Hopes for Ending the Helium Shortage

“A man can’t just sit around.” That’s what Larry Walters of San Pedro, CA told police after he went, or should I say floated, on a little joy ride in the sky. No, he wasn’t in a plane or helicopter. He was strapped to a lawn chair, with 45 helium-filled [...]

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

by Kraig Becker On January 17, 1912 famed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole only to find the Norwegian flag of his rival Roald Amundsen already in place there. For months Scott and his men had been locked in a heated race with Amundsen to be the [...]