If you were trying to put together a list of the world’s most extreme sports, base jumping would without a doubt be on there. The sport is simple, find a really high place, grab a
After 16 days out on the Antarctic ice, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen has decided to end his Cycle South Expedition. Larsen had hoped to become the first person to ride a mountain bike from Hercules Inlet – located along the Antarctic coast – to the South Pole.
As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to look back on the wildest outdoor-related news stories of the year. From tiny frogs to Felix Baumgartner, here were some of our favorite headlines of the year.
Yoon Kim There’s two ways to look at skiing on Christmas. Most people think to themselves, “I really shouldn’t be on the slopes today. I should spend the day with my family.”
The so-called end of the world is here and it’s time to prepare. Here are ten items we have in our bugout bags. For everyone else – well, good luck to ya.
Last week marked the passing of a mountaineering legend, as Maurice Herzog, the first man to summit an 8000-meter peak, died at the age of 93. Herzog, along with his climbing partner Louis Lachenal, secured their place in history on June 3, 1950,
The results are in: Vermont is the healthiest U.S. state (for four years running), followed by Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Several factors — including obesity, smoking, diabetes and sedentary lifestyle — served as the criteria for this list compiled by the United Health Foundation. How high (or low) did your [...]
Over the course of his career, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Salopek has covered numerous stories in some of the most dangerous places on the planet. His assignments have taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Sudan and beyond.
British ultrarunner Jez Bragg has just embarked on what is sure to be the biggest challenge of his illustrious career. Yesterday, the endurance athlete began an attempt to set a new speed record for running the length of New Zealand
Awhile back we told you about kayaker West Hansen and his Amazon Express expedition. At the time West and his crew were just a couple of weeks into their attempt to kayak the Amazon River from source-to-sea, having just embarked on their journey high in the mountains of Peru.
Standing 16,050 feet (4892 meters) in height, Mt. Vinson is the tallest peak in Antarctica, making it a popular destination for climbers who have set their sights on bagging the Seven Summits. Each year, beginning in early December, a small window of opportunity opens
For those of us without the desire, physical capacity or means to climb epic mountains, a cable car is the next best thing. Lucky for us there are some engineers with a serious sense of
33-year old Graham Hughes has managed to accomplish something that few of us could ever hope to dream of. Over the past four years the British man has spent the majority of his time traveling the globe,
Ultramarathon runners are a unique breed to say the least. They have an uncanny ability to keep running for miles on end and they often choose to do so in some of the most remote and challenging places on the planet. Take for example the 49 competitors who signed up for [...]
An all-female rowing team is gearing up for a massive undertaking in 2013. The four women on the Coxless Rowing squad are busy planning and training for an attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean next year.
When he reached the summit of Mt. Everest back in 2001, mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer redefined our perceptions of what a blind person is capable of accomplishing.
Injuries don’t stop a person’s desire to get outside. They shouldn’t. With today’s technology, only a few modifications are needed so that amputees can get on a bike and cycle cross country.
American Jonathan Trappe is a balloonist but not in the classical sense. While most others employ a single hot-air balloon in their flights, Trappe uses a cluster of smaller balloons filled with Helium instead.
Even in the 21st century, sailing solo and non-stop around the world is still an epic adventure. After all, in order to complete such a voyage, the sailor must face turbulent waters, unexpected storms, massive waves and weeks of isolation at sea aboard a small ship.
Are you an avid outdoorsman or woman? Do you enjoy spending long days in the backcountry? Ever wanted to be on TV? If you answered yes to those questions then NBC may be looking for you.