Adventure News

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

Adventurer Announces 5-Year Sailing Expedition

  Tyler Bradt is no stranger to aquatic adventurers. As a professional kayaker, Bradt has run his fair share of  whitewater in some very remote corners of the globe. He even set a record for dropping over the tallest waterfall when he went over the 189.5-foot Palouse Falls a few [...]

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet.  The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

Outdoor Retailer 2013 Gear Roundup

There are many trade shows around the world, but only a handful excite us as much as Outdoor Retailer. All of the best outdoor brands in the world, congregated in one central area to show off their newest goodies – now that’s what we call a good time. Here’s a look [...]

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

New Research Station Opens In The Antarctic

After four years of planning, preparation and construction, the new Halley VI Research Station opened in Antarctica this week. The base, which is operated by the British Antarctic Survey,  is designed to be versatile and mobile, while also monitoring the rapidly changing environmental conditions at the bottom of the world. 

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Expedition Extreme Cold: Traveling With Siberia’s Reindeer People

Swedish explorer Mikael Strandberg is no stranger to the remote places of our planet. Over the course of his 27-year career, he has traveled to 121 countries and spent more than 2500 nights in a tent.

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Top 5 Hiking Map Apps

Apps, apps, apps, and more apps. There are a terrifying amount of apps to chose from for you iPhones, iPads and Android phones. If you have a Windows phone, don’t worry, there are a very manageable amount of apps to choose from.

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes.  The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding.   The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding.  It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche.  It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.