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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

Think of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as a real-life counterpart to Dos Equis’ iconic spokesman, ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’. He was the first man to cross both the North and South Pole using surface routes.

Real Action Lifestyle with Suz Graham

Real Action Lifestyle with Suz Graham

If you’re familiar with ski-BASE jumping, then you’ve probably heard of the Utah local, professional free-skier and BASE jumper Suz Graham. Suz’s list of disciplines -including freeskiing, windsuiting, and ski-BASE jumping

Strange Sports Involving the Riding of Animals

Strange Sports Involving the Riding of Animals

Persian royalty invented the game of polo thousands of years ago. Like chess, polo was a way for young men to train in the art of war. The polo pitch became a quasi-battlefield, and the points scored were material losses to the enemy.

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes.  The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

Has any contemporary actor had a more impressive career than Leo? He started out as a smart-mouthed foster kid on Growing Pains, skyrocketed to superstardom after that movie about the boat, and has since worked with Steven Spielberg,

The 8 Energy Gel Brands Athletes Need to Try

The 8 Energy Gel Brands Athletes Need to Try

Energy gel is important for endurance athletes needing to fuel our bodies during long endurance activities.

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

Last month, CNN reported some troubling news out of Nauru, the smallest nation in the South Pacific. According to Foreign Minister Kieren Keke, global warming has impacted the tiny republic so dramatically that droughts now last as long as seven or eight years.

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

Richard (Sky) George is an avid outdoorsman who makes eco friendly jewelry and art. He is the founder of Tarma Designs as well as working on the board of directors for the Pacific Crest Trail.

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding.   The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.