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6 Base Jumping Spots Around the World

6 Base Jumping Spots Around the World

If you were trying to put together a list of the world’s most extreme sports, base jumping would without a doubt be on there. The sport is simple, find a really high place, grab a

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

After 16 days out on the Antarctic ice, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen has decided to end his Cycle South Expedition. Larsen had hoped to become the first person to ride a mountain bike from Hercules Inlet – located along the Antarctic coast – to the South Pole.

Buildering

Buildering

There’s something a perverse about buildering, the sport of climbing buildings, that makes it akin to bike polo or urban skiing: taking a sport normally performed in nature and translating it into an urban environment.

New Study Revealing ‘Peak Farmland’ Contradicts U.N. Findings

New Study Revealing ‘Peak Farmland’ Contradicts U.N. Findings

In November 2011, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) concluded the first worldwide assessment of our land resources. The findings were dire: officials speculated that more than a quarter of the planet’s farmland

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Everyone has to start somewhere.  But sometimes when you are beginning your rock climbing career, you might be lost in the lingo that is much different from any other lingo that you have heard.

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

It’s hard to keep track of everything that goes on in our nation’s capital these days. And with all the political drama surrounding every issue, it’s nearly impossible for the average Joe to get the

National Park Service Announces 2013 Fee-Free Days

National Park Service Announces 2013 Fee-Free Days

Now that 2013 is officially upon us, it is time to start planning our outdoor adventures for the year ahead. Recently, the National Park Service made that process a bit easier by officially announcing its fee-free days for the next 12 months.

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

As much as we’d like to climb the hardest mountains from the first moments we strap on our crampons, the novices of the sport must put in their time before they get good.

A Portrait of a Climber: Fred Beckey

A Portrait of a Climber: Fred Beckey

Climb anywhere in North America and you’ll probably come across the name “Beckey.” Maybe you’ll find it in your guidebook, following the words “first” and “ascent.” Or maybe it’s in the by-line of that

A Year in Wenger

A Year in Wenger

2012 was a momentous year for for our athletes and we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments. In total, our athletes won at least three national/world championships,