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20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

The know how needed to hike California’s best trail

The 211-mile John Muir Trail traverses the backbone of California’s rugged High Sierra. The JMT, as it is often referred to, is named in honor of …

Hiking

A Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Around the World

Taking a tour of the world by bicycle comes with its ups and downs.<p>It wasn't until I was sitting in dirt on the side of a road in Malaysia, sobbing …

Road Trip Genius Calculates the Shortest Route Through 47 National Parks

The “Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip” map is the creation of road trip mastermind Randy Olson. The trip includes stops at all 47 …

National Parks

31 Ingeniously Good Camping Recipes

BGSmith | Shutterstock.com I am a camper. I love camping. I spent my childhood summers between running wild around our neighbourhood, in our pool and …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …

Watch a Bowl Get Carved from Wood Using Traditional Methods

This is a really captivating look at how wooden objects are made in small villages across China. This video shows how residents of Shawo Village—a …

Power Tools

The Heavy Water War and the WWII Hero You Don't Know

Leif Tronstad was a standout scientist. World War II made him a freedom fighter, spymaster, and above all, a patriot who helped prevent Hitler from getting an atomic bomb.<p>They were going to sabotage the Nazi atomic bomb. But only Capt. Leif Tronstad, Sr. knew it.<p>A week before Christmas, 1942, …

Woman’s Epic Climbing Journey Captured in Spectacular iPhone Film

RYOT, in association with Apple, has captured one of the most captivating, moving, stunning short documentaries you will see this year, or possibly …

Documentaries

Roundup: 10 Beginner Woodworking Projects Using Basic Skills and Tools

DIY woodworking projects can make your home decor unique on a budget. The problem for most beginner DIYers is they don't have the tools to make them …

Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

When we talked with British adventurer Levison Wood back in 2015, he had recently completed an epic, nine-month journey, along the length of the Nile River. When we asked him where he was headed next, Wood told us he <i>did</i> have another big expedition planned but that it was "top-secret."<p>Wood is now …

All You Need to know about the Top 10 Best Hikes in South America

<b>Adventure Traveller, Miguel of travelsauro has travelled extensively to every continent and today he's rounded up a comprehensive list of the 10 Best</b> …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

What to Pack When Biking Across America

Travel<p>National Geographic Travel photographer Tyler Metcalfe recently quit his job and sold his possessions. Now he’s setting off on the American Bike Project—an epic solo adventure of cross-country cycling that will take him 4,228 miles across the United States.<p>When talking to people about my …

HIIT & Tabata Workout

The father of modern medicine had it right. You’re made of 360 joints, over 600 skeletal muscles, and more than 900 ligaments designed to keep you in motion.<p>You’re built to move, so it’s no surprise that your body rewards you when you exercise. A study of 10,269 men found that consistent moderate …

Exercise

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Highlands

25 things you (probably) didn't know about the London Underground

Londoners love a good bit of tube trivia – almost as much as we love complaining about engineering works. To feed our thirst for tube knowledge, Hull …

Trains

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

The lesser-known way to Machu Picchu

With Peru’s more famous Inca Trail becoming increasingly overrun, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is quickly gaining a reputation as both a less-crowded and more strenuous alternative.

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

Make a DIY Power Tool Tote to Keep Your Tools and Accessories Within Arm's Reach

Let this tool tote transport your most commonly used power tools from job to job around the house.<p>Some projects are made easier with a drill and driver setup with different bits, but transporting the various tools, bits, and accessories can be a pain and lead to a mess if you aren't careful. This …

12 Incredibly Underrated Exercises You Should Probably Be Doing More

To help you mix up your gym routine, we asked personal trainers to reveal their favorite underrated exercises.<p><i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p>It's not difficult to find articles touting all the magical benefits of burpees, planks, and squats. I'm not saying these aren't good exercises. They are! But sticking to …

New York City

The 15-Minute Core-Carving Complex

Burn fat fast and shrink your middle with this brand-new MetCon workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>A complex is one of my favorite metabolic conditioning weapons.<p>It works like this: You perform a series of exercises back-to-back with zero rest—and you never put down the weight. It’s one of …

Best Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment Systems

What are the best water filter and purification options for backpacking? We put that question to 565 backpackers in a recent survey on …

A Woman's Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnell

Praise<p>“Ruby McConnell is a force of nature. She’s fun, informative, and never preachy. Buy a copy of <i>A Woman’s Guide to the Wild</i> for all your …

The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot …

Apps

How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to Improve Landscapes

Lightroom’s graduated filter is an extremely powerful tool when used with purpose. For landscape photographers there are several different things …