A Japanese climber by the name of Nobukazu Kuriki has been making a solo attempt on the summit of Everest this fall along the mountain’s seldom climbed West Ridge. After weeks of preparation and acclimatization, he is currently in Camp 3, located at 7200 meters
I’m not about to claim that I’m Bear Grylls or Cody Lundin or one of those famous TV survival experts. What I can claim is that I’ve spent the majority of my 52 years living smack in the middle of (not just visiting) some of the most hidden and deepwood [...]
Whether you’re sending kids to school, a student looking to transfer, or reliving the college dream (grad school), there are many things to consider when picking a school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to think about things like
Sure, the fall season typically brings gloomy skies, chilly breezes and relatively high heating bills. But as a trade-off, autumn months in the United States are arguably the most vibrant, picturesque time of year. And as this list proves, the phenomenon is not limited to New England.
We bitch about government a lot: the red tape, the bureaucracy, the hypocrisy and scandalous actions of politicians, you name it. But every once in a while the Government Gods get together and conspire in our favor. The latest example comes from Detroit, Michigan, a city with a questionable downtown [...]
Whether it’s hot apple cider and pumpkin pie or the chance to dress in the most ridiculous outfits imaginable, the autumn season has special significance for everyone. For explorer types, nothing is more appealing about fall than the opportunity to navigate a corn maze.
At the World Championships in Paris, the International Federation of Sport Climbing unveiled details of their request for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, proposing that lead climbing, as the “historical and traditional climbing discipline,” should be accepted as a new sport in the games.
Just two weeks after an avalanche claimed more than a dozen lives on the remote Himalayan peak of Manaslu, another avalanche, this time on Annapurna, has taken the lives of two more climbers. The accident occurred this past weekend as a three-man team was climbing the peak, which is notorious [...]
*Update: The jump has been postponed due to weather. A rescheduled date hasn’t been set yet. On Tuesday, October 9, skydiver “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner will step into a pressurized, balloon-borne capsule and lift up into the sky until he reaches the 23-mile mark above Earth’s surface. And then he’ll step [...]
In the normal course of daily living, most men try to wear socks of the same color. Failing that approach, they usually take the fallback position of grabbing those that are either fairly dark or almost white. That’s all well and good for those whose al fresco
The summer is over and a new school year has begun, but the fall season shouldn’t stop you and your little ones from squeezing in a couple more day hikes (especially while the weather is pleasant). The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of kid-friendly excursions
This past weekend, British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite wearily pulled himself out of the Missouri River not far from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. That iconic landmark served as the finish line for an incredible journey that began back in early August, when Cornthwaite dove into
Men and women have been walking around for thousands of years – and occasionally, one of them produces a literary masterpiece based on their experiences. The entries on this list are about much more than putting
“Man vs. Wild” host Bear Grylls is probably a supremely cool dude, and there’s no doubt that he’s an outdoorsmen of badass proportions, but his new Survival Academy lacks an important piece: him.
Every Northwest resident knows that once those rain clouds appear, it may be awhile before the sunshine returns. Should this deter us from outdoor adventures? Of course not! The catch is that you may need
At a time when our National Parks are starving for resources, many look to non-profit programs like Leave No Trace to fill in the gaps. But the dangers facing our national parks today can’t be solved by politely asking people to remember to pick up their trash. We need a [...]
This week we’re going back in time! Traversing our way across the space-time continuum and through the fabric of history, we are setting our sites on continents and decades that may seem just out of reach.
Tragedy has turned into triumph on the Himalayan peak of Manaslu this week. On Monday, several climbing teams successfully reached the summit of the 8156 meter (26,670 ft) mountain which was the site of a massive avalanche on September 23.
In 2008, The Wild Earth Guardians, a wildlife restoration group, lost a court case to the National Park Service. The decision; to reduce the overpopulation of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park through shooting, rather the reintroduction of wolves.
Unfortunately, the threat of rain isn’t a hiker’s biggest concern during the autumn months — a period known to many simply as ‘hunting season’. Every year, a hiker loses his or her life to a hunter’s bullet, and