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HMS Queen Elizabeth is 'clear signal' of UK's 'global power', Theresa May says as ship arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.<p>Tens of thousands of people lined the harbour to welcome HMS Queen Elizabeth, which has berthed at its home port for the first time.<p>The …

Military

The World’s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt

Takakura, Japan<p>The mountains of northwestern Japan have long received up to 125 feet of snow a year—but that's starting to change, prompting locals to ask how long it will last.<p>In the kitchen of a traditional wooden Japanese farmhouse, Nils Inugai Hinrichs is drinking a cup of coffee next to a …

Japan

The World's Most Famous Climb by Jon Glassberg

<b>Footnotes:</b> Video and Photos By Jon Glassberg of Louder Than Eleven (www.lt11.com)<p>More posts by Jon Glassberg<p>GOLDEN GATE Emily Harrington Free …

Climbing

Ueli Steck Interview: Climbing all 82 4000-Meter Peaks in the Alps

Ueli Steck on Punta Margherita (4066m), one of six 4000-meter summits along the Italian/French Grandes Jorasses ridge traverse. Steck began his …

De grootste gletsjer van de Alpen - National Geographic Traveler Nederland/België

Terwijl we de kruidige geur van de ontwakende natuur opsnuiven, zien we vlak voor ons een beest wegschieten. ‘Er leven hier zo’n 80 herten en meer …

These Depressing Ski Resort Photos Show The Awful Impact Of California's Drought

Seven ski resorts in California's Lake Tahoe have closed early for the season because of the lack of snow.

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in …

Cerro Torre Free Soloed in Whiteout Conditions

Cerro Torre, Argentine Patagonia. In late December, Markus Pucher soloed the Ragni route in seven hours during a torrential storm. [Photo] Wikimedia …

Climbing Film ‘Meru’ Wins Audience Choice at Sundance

Last night <i>Meru</i>, the new film sharing the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk’s quest for one of alpinism’s great prizes, won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.<p>Mount Meru is located in the Indian Himalaya at the sacred headwaters of the Ganges. The …

Mountaineering

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

After History-Making Ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, Climber Asks 'Now What?'

Tommy Caldwell made history by free climbing the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall.<p>After summiting Yosemite National Park's colossal El Capitan with a partner on Wednesday, making history by completing the first free climb of a route considered to be the longest and hardest in the world, Tommy Caldwell shared …

Climbing

Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution Breaks into the Mainstream in Valley Uprising

Yosemite Valley captured the attention of the world yesterday as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the spectacular first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, bringing interest in climbing in the valley to a fever pitch. This flame of Yosemite climbing enthusiasm sparked last fall …

Climbing

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan

On 14 January 2015, after 19 days on the wall and years of efforts, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the historic first …

El Capitan: How did the climbers do it?

What’s different about big-wall climbing?<p>The term “big wall” is generally used by climbers to describe some of the world’s longest climbs – usually predominantly on rock involving up to 30 rope lengths, and on which most climbers would expect to spend days climbing. Developed in Yosemite in the …

Climbing

Why you should run a mile instead of a marathon

Good news: You can stop feeling guilty about not starting to train for it yet.<p>As it turns out, you can get some of the same benefits of long-distance running and other types of endurance training without ever passing the five-mile mark.<p>That's right. Running fast and hard for just five to 10 minutes …

Winter in Japan

Opvallend fit komt de oude baas langsgegleden. Sierlijk beweegt hij zijn armen en benen heen en weer, zodat de stokken ritmisch in de sneeuw prikken …

Een winteravontuur ver boven de poolcirkel. Wil jij dit ook?

Vanaf 18 november 2014 kun je je weer aanmelden voor deelname aan Fjällräven Polar 2015. De procedure is eenvoudig: upload een foto of video met …

Hoe bereid ik me voor op de eerste ‘echte’ mountainbikeroute?

Het is toch iets bijzonders. Met een mountainbike door het bos of over een onbekende route. Misschien komt dit door het gevoel van de verschillende …

How to Take a Nap at Work

First, rid yourself of the stereotype that naps are the routine of lazy people. In just about every possible way, an afternoon doze has been shown to boost performance and health. The majority of the population in the U.S. could use a power nap. In 2001, the National Sleep Foundation found that 63% …

Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

Michael Friberg<p><b>John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak.</b> On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las …

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

In Countdown to Scotland’s Independence Vote, Exploring the Country Behind the Clichés

A journalist sets off on a quest for a better understanding of his native land.<p>Say the word "Scotland" and most of us think of heather-covered Highlands, tartan, and whisky. Peter Ross, a columnist for <i>Scotland on Sunday</i>, takes us behind the clichés to reveal a country full of singular characters …

The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

It turns out you don't need a college degree to pull in a pretty penny.<p>Yes, workers with only a high school diploma do face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of college educated workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and they make almost half of what those with a …

The High Priestess of Posterity

<b>MISS ELIZABETH HAWLEY</b> has little patience for fools. While I thumb through the file cabinets that line her living room, wedged between Buddhist <i>thangkas</i> and primitive masks, the world's preeminent chronicler of Himalayan mountaineering sits upright in her chair. The American expat is 87 and astute …

7 in 7: An El Cap Marathon with Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold and David Allfrey at the top of the Triple Direct (VI 5.9 A2), their seventh ascent of El Capitan in as many days. "I'm short fixing [in …

How To Blow $9 Billion: The Fallen Stroh Family

<b>AS WITH MANY OF AMERICA’S GREAT FORTUNES,</b> the Stroh family’s story starts with an immigrant: Bernhard Stroh, who arrived in Detroit from Germany in 1850 with $150 and a coveted family recipe for beer. He sold his brews door-to-door in a wheelbarrow. By 1890 his sons, Julius and Bernhard Jr., were …

Inside D.C.'s Massive Tunnel Project

A giant boring machine digs a tunnel that will channel storm water for treatment in an effort to clean the city's notoriously polluted rivers.<p>Deep below the nation's capital, massive tunnels are being built to save Washington's rivers—the Potomac and the Anacostia—from severe water pollution.<p>To get …