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100 Words for Snow

100 Words for Snow

As your shoveling snow off your driveway, or tearing down your favorite ski run, it becomes clear that the simple word “snow” doesn’t do justice in completely describing those winter white flakes your pushing around. So, to dive a little further into the snow banks, here for you today are [...]

Surprising Winter Weather Perks

Surprising Winter Weather Perks

During winter it is not uncommon for many to complain about the dropping temperatures, shun the outdoors, and yearn instead for the sweet summer weather. Yes, summer days are longer, leaves are greener, wildlife abounds, and we can wear less clothing! However, this ‘grass-is-greener’ outlook encourages us to forget about [...]

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Base Jumping Mountaineer To Leap From Summit Of Everest

With a month to go before the start of the spring climbing season in the Himalaya, mountaineers across the globe are busy wrapping up their training and putting the finishing touches on their travel plans. Many of them will be heading to Everest, where they’ll attempt to climb to the [...]

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Comedians To Perform Live Show From Everest Base Camp

A group of six comedians is planning what promises to be one of the more interesting sets of comedy, while taking place in one of the most unusual settings as well. Later this year, the troupe intends to perform not just one, but two, sets of stand-up  from Everest Base [...]

Top Ski Resorts for the Novice Skier

Top Ski Resorts for the Novice Skier

No longer do novice skiers have to bite the bullet and learn how to ski on the massive, scary slopes. Nowadays, resorts are equipped with beginner slopes to prevent newbies from crash testing with the advanced runs. Below are the top ski resorts for newbies and those requiring a lesson [...]

US Winter Olympians from Colorado

US Winter Olympians from Colorado

Colorado will be well represented in the 2014 Olympics this year in Sochi, Russia. The additions of snowboarding events, along with the new skiing slope-style event has really opened up the competitions and added a bit more youth to the squad. Here are a few of the Colorado towns that [...]

8 Things to Know About Sledge Hockey

8 Things to Know About Sledge Hockey

With the Winter Paralympic Games coming up in Sochi, Russia, it’s time to get familiarized with the sports on the roster. Ever heard of sledge hockey? You might know it as “sled hockey”, which is what it’s called in the United States. It’s a form of ice hockey for athletes [...]

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Named Nat Geo People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Named Nat Geo People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

After two months of online voting, during which more than 75,000 votes were cast, ultrarunner Kilian Jornet has been named the National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. The Spanish endurance athlete edged out a field of 12 other candidates, that included long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and climber Adam [...]

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Antarctic Explorers Complete Historic Journey

Two Antarctic explorers have completed a historic journey across the frozen continent, spending more than three months battling the elements while following in the footsteps of a polar legend. Last week, Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere, collectively the Scott Expedition, reached the finish line of their 1800-mile trek, and in [...]

Two Men, One Tuk Tuk: A World-Wide Journey to Support Education

Two Men, One Tuk Tuk: A World-Wide Journey to Support Education

It took two men, three wheels and 26,172 miles, but on Dec. 15, 2013 teachers Nick Gough and Richard Sears broke an impressive Guinness World Record trekking around the globe in nothing more than a cute little tuk tuk. But why embark on this incredible mission in the first place? [...]