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FreeBASE: The World’s Most Extreme Sport

FreeBASE: The World’s Most Extreme Sport

Dean Potter made quite a stir in the climbing world when he climbed the Eiger Nordwand in 2008. He free soloed the whole route – meaning he used no rope to protect himself from falling – but

2013 Outdoor Photo Contests

2013 Outdoor Photo Contests

Outdoor pursuits are more than an adventurous escape. When all said and done, what was once an exciting reality turns into a fond memory. And these memories are usually captured via photography. Do something with your photographic memory this new year and submit your best shot

5 Long Distance Paddle Routes

5 Long Distance Paddle Routes

Long-distance adventures have steadily gained allure as travelers seek out new ways to test their strength, dedication, and endurance.

National Geographic Celebrates 125th Anniversary

National Geographic Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Exactly 125 years ago this week, 33 of the top explorers and scientists in the U.S. came together at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the creation of “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”

Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts and Hotels

Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts and Hotels

It’s not always possible to camp out in the backcountry and as so, if you’re going to be booking a room, it may as well be the best of the best. These 10 luxury ski resorts hotels are for the VIP’s, special events, and whatever occasion brings you into town.

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

Last winter I went through a rigorous, month long Wilderness EMT course, passed the national registry exam, and earned the title of NRMET-B: nationally registered EMT Basic. For the past year, I’ve been bombarded with questions

Not Always on the Rickshaw

What’s the fun of racing through India if you can’t hang with the locals? The YogaSlackers are still in South Central Asia, but they’ve been known to take the occasional break off their rickshaws. Being serenaded by elderly Indian gentlemen, trying strange new coffee, and having monkeys with bananas – [...]

Will Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah?

Will Lance Armstrong Confess To Oprah?

Kraig Becker Has there ever been a faster fall from grace than the one experienced by Lance Armstrong? In the span of just a few short weeks, the former seven-time winner of the Tour de France went from American hero to absolute zero,

Athlete’s Foot Threatens Worldwide Frog Populations

Athlete’s Foot Threatens Worldwide Frog Populations

As unpleasant as athlete’s foot is to humans, recent studies show the bacterial fungus is having a devastating effect on frog populations in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Australia.

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

Top 5 Outdoor Trends for 2013

2013 is here and a whole new year to explore the outdoors is upon us. While you’re making your plans to explore the great beyond, consider the trends and prospects for the upcoming season.