Darran wells

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10 WAYS TO LIGHTEN YOUR BACKPACKING LOAD

<b>9. If you’re doing an out-and-back route, drop a cache.</b><p>Obviously, if your destination is where you plan to prepare all your food, this might not work …

Camping

How to Get a Job in the Mountain Bike Industry

Scott Adams, the creative genius behind the Dilbert comic series, wrote:<p>“If you want an average successful life, it doesn’t take much planning. Just …

Mountain Biking

Salathé: The ‘Climb of the Century’ Turns 30

Paul Piana heard the grinding of granite on granite before he saw the boulder begin to move. He watched as his climbing partner and friend, Todd …

Meet the top 10 new species of 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the tops of a massive tree all the way to the bottom of the ocean, new species from around the world make the list for this year.<p>The new species include microbes, plants, animals and even the confirmation of an extinct marsupial, based on its fossil.<p>This is the 11th annual list …

Top 10

Family of dead Mt. Hood climber sues for $10 million for delayed helicopter rescue

The family of a 32-year-old fallen climber who died after waiting several hours for a helicopter rescue on Mount Hood filed a $10 million lawsuit …

Oregon

A 69-Year-Old Double Amputee Has Just Climbed Mount Everest

A 69 year-old double amputee reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side on Monday morning, on his fifth attempt to climb the world’s …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

How to ride a pump track - MBR

Get out there and pump!<p>The backbone of modern mountain biking, pumping is an oft-overlooked opportunity to exploit the trails. Andy from Dirt School …

VisionHawk

It’s Bear season. Carry Bear Spray! Casey Anderson and crew did and when charged by a grizzly sow this is what happened in 15 seconds. Yellowstone …

90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

Not sending a thank you note, however, surprisingly won't lose you any points.<p>With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over …

Expedition Planning 101: Inspiration

Who knows where the most memorable journeys are born. I once saw a slideshow in a northern Wisconsin gym about a Manitoba canoe trip that lead to an …

Lake Superior

Expedition Planning 101: Gear Decisions

The trips I love head into vast and remote wilderness and stay gone as long as possible. My favorite destination is the Far North, especially …

How to Transition from Indoor to Outdoor Climbing

Despite its history as a fringe sport, rock climbing has become much more mainstream over the last decade. It’s become so popular that we’ll see …

Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed

Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever ridden. The athlete from Guaruja beat Garrett McNamara's 2011 …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Physics

Time-Lapse Video of Fastest El Capitan Climb Is Absolutely Amazing

... In an unbelievable 2 hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds.<p>It has only been 60 years that climbers have been able to conquer the mystical wall of El …

5 COMMON MISTAKES INTERMEDIATE SKIERS MAKE (AND HOW TO FIX THEM)

As an intermediate skier, you are exploring the mountain with new confidence in your abilities to ski. It’s a great feeling and you should take …

Skiing

A North American Climate Boundary Has Shifted 140 Miles East Due to Global Warming

In the late 1800s, geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell first described a clear boundary running longitudinally through North America along the …

Paleoclimate | Introduction to Climate Science

Measurements with modern instruments (the instrumental record) are available only for roughly the past century. This is insufficient to describe the …

Congress Just Ignored Trump’s Public-Land Cuts

Public-land advocates received a valuable civics lesson this week: the president can talk all he wants about budget cuts, but it’s Congress that decides where the money goes. Many of President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to public-land spending were nowhere to be seen in the bill Congress agreed …

Greenland is literally cracking apart and flooding the world

Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes.<p>Glaciologists saw this happen for the first time in 2006, when a 2.2-square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) lake of melted ice drained away into nothing in less than 2 hours. Researchers …

Billion-dollar polar engineering ‘needed to slow melting glaciers’

Underwater sea walls and artificial islands among projects urgently required to avoid devastation of global flooding, say scientists<p>Scientists have outlined plans to build a series of mammoth engineering projects in Greenland and Antarctica to help slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main …

Antarctica

There’s Human Poop in Glacial Water

Think that ice-blue water pouring out of a beautiful mountain glacier is safe to drink untreated? Think again. It could be full of decades-old poop from mountaineers .<p>Poop, and how you avoid drinking water contaminated by it, have been in the news recently. First, Slate published a woefully …

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Year of the Bird<p>Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are …

Traverse the Wind River Range: With Purpose

Words & Photos by Dave Anderson Most of the expeditions I have been on during my 35 years as an alpinist have involved trudging up from the foothills …

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

By Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p>The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point …

Global Warming

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Trump's Budget Will Destroy National Parks

Recently, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke employed a bait-and-switch defense of President Trump’s bait-and-switch budget proposal for the Department of the Interior.<p>The bait? An $18 billion fund for fixing the National Park Service’s massive maintenance backlog. The switch? It’d be paid for by …

How to Buy Your First Backpacking Stove

A good backpacking stove will be your dinner date for hundreds of meals. Here’s how to pick the right one.The time has come. You’re tired of using …