The best sled dog teams in the world gathered in Alaska over the weekend to launch the 2013 Iditarod. The race held its ceremonial start in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in downtown Anchorage on Saturday and had its official restart yesterday in Willow. Now, the racers and [...]
Thanks to National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, most people understand how brutal the animal kingdom can be. Then there are these folks, who know firsthand the ferocious capabilities of an aggressive creature in the wild (or, in one case, a friend’s backyard). Please note: some readers might find these true stories disturbing. Todd [...]
Over the past decade or so, trail running has become one of the most popular outdoor sports in America. The combination of aerobic exercise in a natural and tranquil setting appeals to many outdoor enthusiasts who only need to throw on a pair of shoes and hit the trail. The [...]
Long distance cyclists looking for a new challenge this year will certainly want to put the QuickEnergy Trans Continental Race on their bucket list. When this new event gets underway in August it promises to become Europe’s longest and most challenging unsupported bike race, running for more than 2000 miles between [...]
Stretching for 4132 miles and crossing through ten countries, the Nile is the longest river on the planet. For centuries this fabled waterway has brought life to an otherwise arid and hostile environment. During the 19th century, the river inspired explorers to go in search of its headwaters. Numerous expeditions [...]
With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.
The race to make the lightest boot for Alpine Touring has Randonée enthusiasts foaming at the mouth for the newest single-buckle carbon fiber boot, and people will pay well over $2000 for the latest and greatest.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]