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.
Pythons have been rampaging through the Florida wilderness ever since the first pet that got too big was let go into the Everglades from a teary-eyed owner who could no longer care for the beast.
The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.
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,
No one really knows how or where skijoring started, but suffice to say a shot or two of whiskey and a friendly wager was involved. Skijoring is a sport in where a person wearing cross
Right now, most crags in North America are wet with rain and snow, and your hands might fall off if you tried climbing, it’s so cold. This does a funny thing to some rock climbers:
The movie ‘Cool Runnings’ was a massive hit portraying a country of people who had never seen snow, but somehow built a team of locals to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The concept of
The president of COP18, the 18th convening of the United Nations climate change negotiations, bangs his gavel against the table, signaling consensus of the hundreds of diplomats from around the world. Gathered in Doha to set the stage for a binding treaty in 2015,
One of the greatest untruths about America is that it’s a young nation, that it’s short on history. This is an insult to the cultures that for centuries inhabited this land. While ancient American Indian
The Pan-Okhotsk region begins with the Sea of Okhotsk nestled between Russia and Japan. The area encompasses more than the sea itself, however, stretching east-to-west from Alaska all the way to Russia, and
An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.
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.
Buying a climbing shoe for the first time can be a confusing process. If you’ve never worn climbing shoes before, or if your only experience is with rental shoes, you’re going to be a little overwhelmed by the options available.
On a backpacking trip in Yellowstone, I met a guy who asked me if I had ever ran a slot canyon before. A slot canyon? What the hell are those? He explained: they are impossibly narrow canyons that are tucked into the earth, deeper than they are wide
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
We all know how tough it can be to find the right gifts during the Holiday season. The following items are unique, hand-made, and examples of the finest craftsmanship. Even that person who seems to have everything probably doesn’t have these.
These days, screens are a staple of our culture. Because of the constant distractions caused by our phones, computers, and televisions we are forced into sedentary, often hedonistic lifestyles. According to the Council for Research Excellence, the average American spends about 8.5 hours in front of a screen every day.
Hiking is a blissful experience, especially when the challenge treats you to a rewarding, scenic view. For those who enjoy a heart-pumping experience and international scenery, these trails feature nothing but stimulation for the senses.
For those not fortune enough to live in an area with mountains and a winter season, the idea of grabbing an axe, attaching some spikes to the bottom of your shoes, and scaling a frozen waterfall seems like something from a movie. But it’s actually more do-able than most people [...]