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 – [...]
Kraig Becker Has there ever been a faster fall from grace than the one experienced by Lance Armstrong? In the span of just a few short weeks, the former seven-time winner of the Tour de France went from American hero to absolute zero,
As unpleasant as athlete’s foot is to humans, recent studies show the bacterial fungus is having a devastating effect on frog populations in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australia.
2013 is here and a whole new year to explore the outdoors is upon us. While you’re making your plans to explore the great beyond, consider the trends and prospects for the upcoming season.
The allure of the Backcountry continues to draw an ever increasing group of people into a lifestyle that gets you into great shape, frees your mind of distractions, and grants access to an unbelievable experience
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. [...]
The climber’s fingers slip on the small ledge. She desperately searches for the next hold, but the rock is blank, her arms quiveringly tired. No rope secures her to the wall – besides a chalk bag
Now, not everyone was a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, but the amount of people that are in their mid-30s and that have been camping for years with almost no knowledge of knots consistently astounds me.
On Dec. 27, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson stepped down after nearly four years in office. “I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction,” she said in
Unless you don’t have any uncles and have never ventured outdoors, chances are you’ve owned at least one Swiss Army knife. These versatile tools have been utilized for more than 125 years, and today hold
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,
Outdoor recreation has long been an integral makeup of our national identity, but if you ask most Americans to list the top industries in the U.S., you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who
If there is one thing that you can learn in the mountains, it is to respect their power. But even the most prepared parties can be caught off-guard,
If you’ve owned a water bladder long enough you know how awesome they are for hands-free hydration. I find I drink 3 times as much water when I’m using a bladder rather than a
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.
There’s something a perverse about buildering, the sport of climbing buildings, that makes it akin to bike polo or urban skiing: taking a sport normally performed in nature and translating it into an urban environment.
In November 2011, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) concluded the first worldwide assessment of our land resources. The findings were dire: officials speculated that more than a quarter of the planet’s farmland
Everyone has to start somewhere. But sometimes when you are beginning your rock climbing career, you might be lost in the lingo that is much different from any other lingo that you have heard.
It’s hard to keep track of everything that goes on in our nation’s capital these days. And with all the political drama surrounding every issue, it’s nearly impossible for the average Joe to get the