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Epic Paddling Trip Takes Travelers to Six Continents

Epic Paddling Trip Takes Travelers to Six Continents

Mountain Travel Sobek is one of the best adventure travel companies in the world. For more than 40 years the company has specialized in organizing amazing trips to the far flung corners of the globe. Their catalog is filled with options that could easily be classified as “trips of a lifetime.”

Nike Pulls Endorsement from Livestrong, Armstrong Steps Down

The day USADA announced they would be filing charging against Lance Armstrong, his foundation, Livestrong, had a fourfold increase in donations. The support has always been with Armstrong, until a few hours ago. By Yoon Kim

7 Great Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags

7 Great Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags

Feel that nip in the air? It should tell you that the cold seasons are upon us. But recreators shouldn’t be deterred from overnight excursions in the outdoors just because the temperature is (extremely) low. Pick up one of these cold-weather sleeping bags, and you’ll sleep like a hibernating bear [...]

The Difference Between Skiing in Europe and North America

The Difference Between Skiing in Europe and North America

Strapping on some skis or a board and speeding down a snow-covered mountain is a very enjoyable experience. People from all over the globe pay homage to some of their biggest mountains during each ski season. The question is, how does skiing differ in the far corners of this globe.

How to Explore the Alps in Style

How to Explore the Alps in Style

In the U.S., the only beer you’ll find in the backcountry is the one you bring with you. In Europe, however, you can hike for hours, stumbling along rugged terrain and narrow footpaths carved intothe side of the rock, and then suddenly turn a bend and find a mountain hut [...]

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

7 Brutal (Yet True) Stories of Winter Survival

Just about every outdoorsy individual has at least one good survival story, but most of them don’t hold a candle to this list of harrowing, death-defying tales.

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

Japanese Climber Attempting Solo Everest Summit

A Japanese climber by the name of Nobukazu Kuriki has been making a solo attempt on the summit of Everest this fall along the mountain’s seldom climbed West Ridge. After weeks of preparation and acclimatization, he is currently in Camp 3, located at 7200 meters

New Column From Wenger Blog: The Survival Coach

New Column From Wenger Blog: The Survival Coach

I’m not about to claim that I’m Bear Grylls or Cody Lundin or one of those famous TV survival experts. What I can claim is that I’ve spent the majority of my 52 years living smack in the middle of (not just visiting) some of the most hidden and deepwood [...]

Best Colleges by Outdoor Activity

Best Colleges by Outdoor Activity

Whether you’re sending kids to school, a student looking to transfer, or reliving the college dream (grad school), there are many things to consider when picking a school. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to think about things like

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

American Foliage: 20 Colorful Images of Autumn in the USA

Sure, the fall season typically brings gloomy skies, chilly breezes and relatively high heating bills. But as a trade-off, autumn months in the United States are arguably the most vibrant, picturesque time of year. And as this list proves, the phenomenon is not limited to New England.