Adventure News

NatGeo Announces 2013′s Adventurers of the Year

Has the world been explored? According to these 10 amazing adventurers, the answer is no.

National Park Service Waives Entry Fees this Weekend

National Park Service Waives Entry Fees this Weekend

Elections got you wound up? The National Park Service is here to help. The NPS is waiving all entry fees for November 10-12 in honor of Veterans Day. Perhaps, this is a way that everyone, regardless of party affiliation, wins.

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Rub’ al Khali, better known as the the Empty Quarter, is a scorching patch of desert that covers more than 250,000 square miles spread out across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. The region derives its name from the fact that it is nearly completely devoid

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

The 2012 Antarctic exploration season is about to get underway and as usual there are a number of interesting expeditions set to begin over the next few weeks. Chief among them will be Aaron Linsdau’s attempt to become the first American to make a solo and unassisted journey

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese Climber Gets Emergency Evac from Everest

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki, who we told you about last week, had to be airlifted off Everest this past Sunday. The 30-year old mountaineer had been attempting to summit the tallest mountain on the planet when he contracted severe frostbite on his hands, feet and face.

Epic Paddling Trip Takes Travelers to Six Continents

Epic Paddling Trip Takes Travelers to Six Continents

Mountain Travel Sobek is one of the best adventure travel companies in the world. For more than 40 years the company has specialized in organizing amazing trips to the far flung corners of the globe. Their catalog is filled with options that could easily be classified as “trips of a lifetime.”

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

A Japanese climber by the name of Nobukazu Kuriki has been making a solo attempt on the summit of Everest this fall along the mountain’s seldom climbed West Ridge. After weeks of preparation and acclimatization, he is currently in Camp 3, located at 7200 meters

Michigan Governor Announces Plans for $13 Million Adventure Center

Michigan Governor Announces Plans for $13 Million Adventure Center

We bitch about government a lot: the red tape, the bureaucracy, the hypocrisy and scandalous actions of politicians, you name it. But every once in a while the Government Gods get together and conspire in our favor. The latest example comes from Detroit, Michigan, a city with a questionable downtown [...]

Will Climbing Become a New Olympic Sport?

Will Climbing Become a New Olympic Sport?

At the World Championships in Paris, the International Federation of Sport Climbing unveiled details of their request for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, proposing that lead climbing, as the “historical and traditional climbing discipline,” should be accepted as a new sport in the games.

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Avalanche on Annapurna Claims Two

Just two weeks after an avalanche claimed more than a dozen lives on the remote Himalayan peak of Manaslu, another avalanche, this time on Annapurna, has taken the lives of two more climbers. The accident occurred this past weekend as a three-man team was climbing the peak, which is notorious [...]