Whether it’s a pristine alpine stream or the Hudson River, the water you find from natural sources really should be treated as if it’s not potable. There are definitely natural spring water sources or glacial runoff that are potable, but without a microbiological assay you can never know for sure.
For an artist, Englishman Simon Beck’s creative process is a relatively short one; from start to finish, his average piece requires 10 hours of work. But considering his ‘work’ involves trekking across vast frozen fields to leave distinct impressions in the fresh snow, 10 hours seems like a long, cold [...]
Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,
Climbing famous mountains is a good way to get your name known. Whether you are climbing one for the first time, taking a new route or just following in others footsteps, reaching the summit of a massive mountain is an incredible achievement.
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 [...]
Wreck diving! It’s one of the biggest watery thrills you can have if you love the water. It can also kill you. But mostly, the thrills thing.
Outdoor films are exciting, motivating and most of all, inspiring. These flicks connect outdoor enthusiasts of various generations through a shared experience – the love for adventure and the outdoors.
Back in the 1990s, Bill Clinton was president, alternative music was all the rage, and the Zebra was the mussel du jour of the Great Lakes. In the mussel community, it’s quite gauche to tear apart the native ecosystem one small link at a time over the span of several [...]
During the halcyon days of the dot com boom, a few bicycle aficionados from Seattle invented the novel sport of bike polo. It’s a unique cocktail of different sports and attitudes: the urban aggressiveness of street basketball, the DIY aesthetics, all of which was affixed to the upper crust skeleton [...]
On Jan. 18, Officers Samuel Carter and Brent Curnow of the Boulder Police Department in Colorado were arrested in connection with a suspicion shooting death that occurred on New Year’s Day.
As the Great Cornholio put it, “Heh heh, fire!”. There are plenty of backpackers that hate cooking, and will go to great lengths never to have to heat up a meal. Some adventure racers looking to save weight will bring nothing but energy bars, trailmix, dried fruits, and candy so [...]
In 2010, President Obama signed a piece of legislation which revoked a more than two decades’ old ban on firearms in national parks. For the last two years, that law has been active, allowing gun owners to carry their firearms legally throughout our National Parks.
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
In 1988, a team of rescuers managed to safely extricate three California Grey whales trapped in a treacherous ice flow off the coast of the North Pole. This real-life incident was the inspiration for Big Miracle, a motion picture starring Drew Barrymore that was released last year.
Rappelling (known by the German word “abseil” in much of the world) is often boring — though it’s one of the most important things you will do as a climber. The majority of climbing accidents occur during the rappel, so make sure you do it right.
Viewing bears in nature is a magnificent experience, especially for photographers. These powerful, yet majestic, creatures seen in the natural environment is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Cruising is known to be relaxing, restorative and luxurious. However, tour companies now offer smaller and more adventurous cruises for those who seek more than spa treatments and extensive buffets.
Everybody has been to a National Park, whether it was just a drive through to peak into the Grand Canyon or a backpacking trip through Yosemite.
Dean Potter made quite a stir in the climbing world when he climbed the Eiger Nordwand in 2008. He free soloed the whole route – meaning he used no rope to protect himself from falling – but