A lot of folks dread the autumn gloom, but not the snow bunny crowd – every onset of gray clouds and plump raindrops brings them closer to open slopes and waist-high powder. In anticipation of the forthcoming ski and snowboard season, we’re taking a look at some of the toughest, [...]
The 2012 Antarctic exploration season is about to get underway and as usual there are a number of interesting expeditions set to begin over the next few weeks. Chief among them will be Aaron Linsdau’s attempt to become the first American to make a solo and unassisted journey
Dear Survival Coach, I have a strong urge to to reconnect with mother nature for an indefinite amount of time. I’m going bare bones. What 3 things should I bring with me?
My father, now 90 years old, has always had the ability to remain preternaturally calm in an emergency. Thus, I initially thought nothing of it when my phone rang and he said, matter of factly, “I need a little advice.” “What’s up?” I asked. “Oh, your mom fell in a [...]
Perhaps Schieffer, Crowley, and Lehrer are unaware or uninterested. We have another theory; they don’t ski. The issue of climate change is in our hands now; it’s the burden of entertainment companies, environmentalist groups, ski resorts, outdoor brands, and snow lovers around the world. Warren Miller Entertainment is one of [...]
With more than 10,000 identified species, birds make up one of the most diverse animal classes on Earth. To celebrate our fine feathered friends, we’ve compiled a gallery of photos of birds doing what they do best. And don’t you go saying that bird-watching is a nerdy pastime… did you [...]
Most people flock to the slopes of Western Europe for their ski vacations. For a cheaper and more adventurous option, check out these Eastern European skiing hotspots! Bulgaria This former Soviet Republic is slowly making a name for itself in the world of winter sports enthusiasts. Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo [...]
A friend of mine once told me how to hijack cars in the badlands of Tanzania; roll a large boulder in the middle of a deteriorating road forcing the driver to choose between a large pothole, going head on with the rock, or getting out and getting hijacked.
Summiting the tallest mountain on a continent is one of the world’s greatest achievements, but completing all 7 is rare adventure only for the most daring of people. Here is a list of the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents.
Toothbrush? Check. iPod? Check. What else are you forgetting? Well, chances are, you haven’t thought to bring along any of the items on this list. None of them are over-the-top expensive — and all
Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki, who we told you about last week, had to be airlifted off Everest this past Sunday. The 30-year old mountaineer had been attempting to summit the tallest mountain on the planet when he contracted severe frostbite on his hands, feet and face.
There’s a difference between hardcore and insane. Hardcore meets dangerous challenges, insane seeks them out. Hardcore is met with respect; insane is met with friends divvying up your CD collection.
It seems like websites claiming great deals on outdoor gear are popping up everywhere lately. The task of sifting through all of them to find the best deal can be daunting. So, here are our
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, cyclists play a key role in today’s urban dynamic. A handful of American cities have taken proactive measures to ensure cooperation between those who travel on two wheels, two axles and two
After months of allegations and weeks of speculation, it is now official. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has officially stripped Lance Armstrong of all seven of his Tour de France titles
Mountain Travel Sobek is one of the best adventure travel companies in the world. For more than 40 years the company has specialized in organizing amazing trips to the far flung corners of the globe. Their catalog is filled with options that could easily be classified as “trips of a lifetime.”
The day USADA announced they would be filing charging against Lance Armstrong, his foundation, Livestrong, had a fourfold increase in donations. The support has always been with Armstrong, until a few hours ago. By Yoon Kim
Feel that nip in the air? It should tell you that the cold seasons are upon us. But recreators shouldn’t be deterred from overnight excursions in the outdoors just because the temperature is (extremely) low. Pick up one of these cold-weather sleeping bags, and you’ll sleep like a hibernating bear [...]
Strapping on some skis or a board and speeding down a snow-covered mountain is a very enjoyable experience. People from all over the globe pay homage to some of their biggest mountains during each ski season. The question is, how does skiing differ in the far corners of this globe.
In the U.S., the only beer you’ll find in the backcountry is the one you bring with you. In Europe, however, you can hike for hours, stumbling along rugged terrain and narrow footpaths carved intothe side of the rock, and then suddenly turn a bend and find a mountain hut [...]