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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Search and rescue teams from New Zealand are looking for survivors of a plane crash that took place in the Antarctic yesterday. The plane, which was operated by Kenn Borek Air, was on a routine flight from the South Pole to an Italian research station near Terra Nova Bay when [...]
For hundreds of years the Silk Road served as a trade route between Europe and Asia, opening early commerce between numerous cultures and countries. For generations it facilitated international trade for a major portion of the world
Long-distance adventures have steadily gained allure as travelers seek out new ways to test their strength, dedication, and endurance.
Exactly 125 years ago this week, 33 of the top explorers and scientists in the U.S. came together at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the creation of “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”
What’s the fun of racing through India if you can’t hang with the locals? The YogaSlackers are still in South Central Asia, but they’ve been known to take the occasional break off their rickshaws. Being serenaded by elderly Indian gentlemen, trying strange new coffee, and having monkeys with bananas – [...]
If you haven’t been able to tell, we’re really into people who go on wild adventures. We like them even more if they’re doing it for a good cause. The YogaSlackers happen to be doing just that – they’re racing through India in what are basically souped up three-wheeled lawnmowers. [...]
At 20,320 feet in height, Denali (also known as Mt. Mckinley) is the tallest mountain in all of North America and a popular destination for mountaineers training for Everest or hoping to bag the Seven Summit. The traditional climbing season begins in May and runs through June,