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Five things to do for Earth Day

Five things to do for Earth Day

As you may or may not be aware, Earth Day is today. Usually the day will consist of churches and local organizations going out and picking up trash along a river, walking trail, or road. While this can be good, it doesn’t last very long. Here are five ways you can [...]

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

As we’ve mentioned before, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is in full swing with teams arriving in Base Camp on both the North and South Side of Everest. The climbers now face several weeks of acclimatization and training ahead of their final summit bids, which are likely to [...]

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Biathlon (But Were Afraid to Ask)

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Biathlon (But Were Afraid to Ask)

The biathlon, more so than curling or synchronized swimming, is most likely to elicit a What-the-hell!?-I-didn’t-know-that-was-an-Olympic-sport type of reaction. It’s certainly a strange in the absurdly comical way that it mashes up two of the most different sports you can think of: skiing and shooting a gun. If a triathlon [...]

Stay Fit Responsibly: Green Gear for the Fitness Enthusiast

Stay Fit Responsibly: Green Gear for the Fitness Enthusiast

Fashion designers and gear inventors are now creating sustainable or recycled products to keep you fit and earth-friendly. Earth Day is approaching, and is your opportunity to celebrate mother-earth with purchasing sustainable products such as recycled running shoes or eco-friendly yoga mats. Look good and save the planet with some [...]

What A Year of Triathlons Taught Me

What A Year of Triathlons Taught Me

After 14 years of distance running, I was ready to stray a little. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved running, but I was getting a little burnt out and needed a major shift in my daily routine to stoke my motivation. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, [...]

Top 7 Toughest Triathlons

Top 7 Toughest Triathlons

  Just the concept of competing in a triathlon is daunting. Even the shortest triathlons include a nearly half a mile swim, a12-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run back-to-back. But it’s the ultra-distance triathletes that take the cake when it comes to crazy tough, and maybe just crazy. But [...]

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering 4 Ways it Makes You Indiana Jones Sexy

Canyoneering is not for the faint of heart. Picture this: You drive out to the middle of the Utah Desert (or some other general place where canyons exist), there’s not a hospital for miles, no cellphone coverage, and you descend into a cavernous blackhole of death. Ok, maybe it’s not [...]

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

Extreme Unicycling, Lost Hikers, and How to Make Shelter: Outdoor Videos of the Day

You may have thought unicycling in and of itself was an extreme sport, but when compared to this… well, it really just doesn’t compare. Unicyclists Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz carry their unicycles to the top of a mountain in the Dolomites, then begin a treacherous descent down. This is really [...]

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

They’ve been called “America’s Best Idea” and on an annual basis millions of visitors continue to stream through their gates. The national parks remain some of the most iconic destinations for travelers in the entire U.S., serving as the backdrop for lasting memories of shared family vacations and backcountry adventures. [...]

Cyclocross: The Ugly Duckling of the Cycling World yet infinitely better.

Cyclocross: The Ugly Duckling of the Cycling World yet infinitely better.

My 89 year old gran calls it psycho cross. Both because that was what she first thought I called it when I told her what it was I was doing “for work”, and today she continues to refer to it that way because from photos and descriptions that is what [...]