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The Life of a Professional Storm Chaser with Peggy Willenberg

The Life of a Professional Storm Chaser with Peggy Willenberg

Hurricane and tornado season in the U.S. is underway, and while many steer clear of these terrifying storms, there are those who meet these beasts head on to collect pertinent scientific data and shoot unbelieveable footage, risking their lives for what they are most passionate about. Meet the Twister Sisters, [...]

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

by Kraig Becker Six young explorers set out on an epic paddling expedition last week that will take them into some of the more wild and seldom visited regions of Canada. Their route will cover more than 900 miles as they paddle along three remote rivers before eventually reaching the Arctic. [...]

Pacific Northwest Ultramarathon Bucket List

Pacific Northwest Ultramarathon Bucket List

Anyone willing to train for and compete in an ultramarathon clearly has a unique perspective on a few things; pain, endurance, and fun to name a few. Still, even (or perhaps especially) an ultrarunner appreciates the beauty of spending at least 31 miles bonding with nature. Although an ultramarathon is [...]

Father’s Day 2013: Gifts that will take him from a Sacked Stan to a Dapper Dan

Father’s Day 2013: Gifts that will take him from a Sacked Stan to a Dapper Dan

It’s the inevitable. As sure as the sun rises in the morning, so will gray hairs appear on the head of your pops. And even more concerning, it seems that fashion relevance and age are inversely proportional. But rest easy, this father’s day offers ample opportunity for you to kick [...]

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

by Kraig Becker A team of British explorers attempting a daring crossing of Antarctica in the middle of winter have given up their expedition after making very slow progress amidst incredibly bad weather and dangerous surface conditions. Unfortunately, those very same conditions make it impossible for them to be extracted from [...]

6 Incredibly Large Animals Accidentally Caught by Fishermen

6 Incredibly Large Animals Accidentally Caught by Fishermen

Every weekend fisherman has at least one story of an epic, accidental catch — but even among the most imaginative raconteurs, the catch in question falls under the ‘larger than usual, but certainly within the realm of possibility’ category. These amazing snags, on the other hand, are simply unbelievable. Sure, [...]

11 Band Names with a Mountain in Them

11 Band Names with a Mountain in Them

Mountains elicit varied reactions from their beholders. The thought or sight of these immense land masses can cause emotions ranging from wonderment to terror, each feeling potentially drifting into the other within an instance. Musicians have noticed this influence on people, and have responded by employing “mountain” in their band’s [...]

6 Reasons to Attend the Lyons, Colorado Outdoor Games

6 Reasons to Attend the Lyons, Colorado Outdoor Games

For the second year in a row Lyons, Colorado put on one hell of an event with its Lyons Outdoor Games. Unlike many festivals or events that may only feature a specific sport or theme, this kickass crowd pleaser had it all; including beer, food, fireworks, a 5k, rugby matches, [...]

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

Climbers Mike Horn, Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen To Climb K2 This Summer

by Kraig Becker Wenger athlete Mike Horn and his climbing partners Fred Roux and Köbe Reichen have set an ambitious goal for themselves this summer. The three men are currently en route to Pakistan where they will spend the summer in the Karakoram Range attempting to climb one of the most difficult [...]

Class vs. the Task: 6 Watches for the Outdoorsman

Class vs. the Task: 6 Watches for the Outdoorsman

There are three ways any sartorial conscious man can approach his watch selection: utilitarian, stylish, and the in-between. Some would argue that the “be-dazzled”,  broad-faced styles that have krept their way on to men’s wrists in recent years should be the fourth, but we know better. The key to finding that [...]