Adventure Travel

Ueli Steck: Legendary "Swiss Machine" climber dies on Everest

<b>The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed on Mount Everest, Nepal's tourist office says.</b><p>Steck, who was known as the "Swiss Machine", died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on the mountain, without oxygen, by a new route.<p>The 40-year-old had won multiple awards and was known for …


Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.<p>Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been …


Six ways to stay safe on mountain hiking trails

Posted by Jeff on Apr 29, 2017 @ 9:44 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last modified: April 29, 2017<p>There was sad news this week for the Los Angeles …


Backcountry Canmore climber rescued after being struck by falling rock

A lone climber struck in the head by falling rock was rushed to the Canmore General Hospital after being airlifted to safety by Canmore Fire-Rescue …

Rock Climbing

Grant Grove

Length 0.4 mi · Climbing 50 ft<p>Home > Sierra Nevada > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks > Grant Grove<p>Background<p>Grant Grove is one of the main …

National Parks

Getting to Boom Festival through the Portuguese Wilderness

<b>Boom Festival in 2016 was the first and only festival we’ve been to outside of the UK (so far…) We’re pretty experienced with festivals and camping</b> …


Scuba Diving Santa Barbara Island

With so many dives in Southern California to choose from, I’ve sometimes wondered how it would be possible to pick a favorite. But not long into my …

Scuba Diving

Perfect places to spin, surf, step, seek and sweat your way through spring

Print<p>After a chilly, snowy and blowy winter, it’s time to pull the chair back from the desk, go outside, tackle a new activity and get the heart …

Trail Running

How to convert a van into the ultimate adventure camper

You have a normal van. You want to convert it into a cool camper so that you can live everywhere for free. Where to start? This video! Nate Murphy, …


What’s in store at John Waters’ offbeat summer camp?

The idyllic Connecticut woods with a touch of Waters’ wacky additions<p>Ah, the sights and sounds of summer camp.<p>Remember the smell of a bonfire? The ring of the dinner bell in the mess hall? The refreshing sensation of jumping into a lake on a hot day? The burlesque lessons taught by notorious film …

Liberal POV

World Sailing Show

Video news – May 2017 – Volvo 65, America’s Cup<p><b>May 2017 edition of World Sailing News, which this month features:</b><p>Winding the clock back on a Volvo 65 …


How to Install Stand Up Springs & Boots on Sailboat Blocks

<b>In this video by Annapolis Performance Sailing watch to learn what stand up springs and boots are used for on a sailboat, and a few methods that take</b> …


Hike Stronger: Get Prepared for a Great Season with Specialized Exercises

<i>Photos by Bryan Carroll</i><p>Over the past several years, we’ve been lucky enough to build a pretty substantial community around Hyperlite Mountain Gear as …


Watch giant basking sharks caught on camera by kayakers off the Irish coast

A group of six Irish kayakers recently had a close encounter with a school of enormous basking sharks off the coast of County Kerry in the Atlantic Ocean. Six staff members from Irish Adventures came across five sharks while out on a day trip and captured the stunning footage of the slow-moving, …

Scuba Diving

Thousands of Fireflies Will Light Up the Great Smoky Mountains This May

You don't want to miss this spectacular event — it only happens once a year!<p>While there are no excuses needed to pay a visit to one of our country's great national parks, this is one opportunity you won't want to miss.<p>This May, thousands of fireflies will deliver a mesmerizing display in the Great …

National Parks

RV camping trips: What you absolutely need to know

A road trip is the perfect way to travel, especially if you feel like seeing multiple places in one go. You just grab some food and water, fill up the tank, and hop in the car. Considering how cheap gas is these days, there is nothing stopping you from cranking up the music and hitting the open …


In honor of Arbor Day, here are 17 photos of amazing trees from around the world

SATURDAY THE 29th is Arbor Day, the day that the world celebrates (and plants) trees. Trees are our planet’s lungs — they absorb much of the carbon …


5 Reasons a Trip to Zambia Should Be Your Next Adventure

The African continent is incredibly diverse from arid to tropical environments and rural to bustling urban areas. Bursting with a wide range of …


The Things We Carried

Living out of your backpack is serious business.<br>For nearly five months I lived out of my backpack, trekking from Georgia to Maine. Before setting …

Appalachian Trail

How to Cast a Spinning Reel

Beginners new to the art of attempting to catch fish will likely have their first experience with a standard spinning reel and rod. It’s an ideal …

Fly Fishing

7 items that will instantly make you a smarter traveler

Summer is right around the corner and that means ... it's vacation time!<p>Traveling is supposed to allow you to relax and explore a new place, but we all know how stressful it can be — especially if you're with kids or a large group.<p>Here are a handful of must-have items that will make your life a …


The Best Paddling Adventures In Colorado Utah & Wyoming

Colorado may not have open water, but the state and its neighbors are still hotbeds for paddle sports of all kinds. Whether you’re a rafting rookie …


When Denali Is Too Crowded, Visit These Alaska National Parks

Glacier Bay and Denali national parks each get more than a half-million visitors a year. These underappreciated alternatives each see fewer than 100,000 people annually. But after looking at these photos, you decide.

National Parks

UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack | Popular Mechanics

• Material: lightweight aircraft aluminum alloy<br>• Dimensions: 9.4cm x 2.6cm x 2.6cm<br>• Weight: 65g<br>• Lumens: 500lm<br>• Range: 1 mile<br>• Requires 1 AA or 1 14500 battery (not included)

Cool Stuff

13 Southern Hiking Trails That Go the Distance

After being stuck indoors all winter, we’re all itching to get outside to soak up some sun and breathe in the warm spring air. When your interest in …


Waterton, Glacier parks get dark-sky designation

A pair of sister parks straddling the border between Alberta and Montana have received a special designation.

National Parks

The Best Cooler Is RTIC's Soft Pack

RTIC’s Soft Pack froze out the competition in this week’s Co-Op, taking the title of your favorite cooler.<p>This comes with the rather large asterisk …

Cool Stuff

First Look: This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown on Running Wild With Bear Grylls

We know the Pearson family likes to hike on <i>This Is Us</i>, but how will star Sterling K. Brown do in icy conditions? We will find out when Brown — who, in the past few months, has also joined both <i>Black Panther</i> and <i>The Predator</i> — accompanies Bear Grylls for a special standalone episode of <i>Running Wild</i> …


Off-Piste Atlas Spills the Goods on Seattle’s Backcountry Backyard

On a late February powder day, my touring partner and I spent the better part of our hour-long ride from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass mulling over the …


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in Hawaiʻi the Big Island

Even among Hawaii's many wonders, this national park stands out. Its two active volcanoes testify to the ongoing birth of the islands: quiet Mauna Loa (13,677ft) sprawling above, its unassuming mass downplaying its height, and young Kilauea (4091ft), one of the world's most active volcanoes, …