Mountains

How much privilege is enough for this guy?

Notoriously out of touch with reality, evangelist <b>Franklin Graham</b> didn’t disappoint on Martin Luther King Day by quoting the civil rights leader in a …

Religion

Muslim Group Wants Trump to Drop 'Islamophobe' Franklin Graham From Inauguration

The United States' largest Muslim civil rights organization is calling for President-elect Donald Trump to disinvite leading evangelist Franklin …

Religion

Winter Climbs 2017: Climbers in Base Camps and Moving Up

Now that the holidays have come and gone, I've managed to move to a new house, and the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show is behind us, we can finally …

Mountaineering

Franklin Graham builds hospital for Mosul, called ‘Islamophobe’ by CAIR

A strange juxtaposition of headlines rolled through my news feed today. First, a press release from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), …

Religion

John Muir Way awarded Scotland's Great Trail status

<b>The John Muir Way has been awarded Scotland's Great Trail status three years after the coast-to-coast route was established.</b><p>The 134-mile route, which is named after the 19th Century Scottish conservationist, launched in 2014 to mark the centenary of his death.<p>It runs between Helensburgh in the west …

Scotland

How Donald Trump is bringing Billy Graham’s complicated family back into White House circles

For decades, Billy Graham was perhaps America’s most famous religious figure, someone who could draw hundreds of thousands to evangelistic “crusades,” someone picked by president after president to pray at inaugurations. If America had a pastor, Graham was it.<p>Yet as he aged — he’s now 98 and ailing …

Religion

Are the mountains trying to kill me? 3 stages of being in the mountains

I’m scared to go into the mountains. There, I said it.<p>I’ve enjoyed some of the most incredible, inspiring, and challenging experiences in the …

Why We Climb: 10 Stories from Real Climbers on What Makes Them Drawn to Rock and Ice

<i>Why do you climb?</i> can be a tough question to answer. When we asked 10 athletes about what draws them to the rock and ice, their stories were all over …

Mountaineering

Branstad's 1978 campaign jingle will be stuck in your head for days

A piece of Iowa political history gold was recently uncovered: A commercial that aired during Gov. Terry Branstad's 1978 run for lieutenant …

Des Moines

Should You Clip the Belay As Your First Lead Pro?

<b>When multi-pitch climbing, I’ve always clipped through the anchor at the belay before starting to lead up the next pitch.</b><p><b>Recently, though, a guide</b> …

Climbing

Gov. Branstad's 2017 Condition of the State address

Governor Terry Branstad waits to enter the House Chamber to deliver what will likely be his last Condition of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 10, …

Illinois

Woman completes White Mountains hiking challenge in 1 year

LITTLETON, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman is believed to be the first person to complete an ambitious hiking challenge in the White Mountains in a …

Hiking

Mountain High Drive In 2016/17: Vol. 2 - The Passenger

You thought drive-ins didn’t work in the winter? Think again. The second episode of “>Mountain High’s 2016-17 series coming out of Southern …

Snowboarding

Bridgeport | Twin Lakes Resort, Bridgeport California - Eastern Sierras - Mountain Resort - Fishing, Boating, Cabin Rentals, RV Park

With its scenic mountain setting and wide range of recreational activities and events, the Bridgeport area is very popular with visitors. Bridgeport, …

Travel

BBC Breakfast mistake US political expert for heroic mountain climber - BBC Newsbeat

<b>BBC Breakfast had a bit of a hiccup this morning, when the man they thought was coming in to talk about mountain climbing was in fact an expert on Donald Trump.</b><p>Jon Kay and Rachel Burden were expecting to have Leslie Binns on the red sofa.<p>He helped save a woman who had collapsed on a trek up Mount …

Mountaineering

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Des Moines

Adventure Travel in Nepal

With its majestic Himalayan Mountains and fascinating local culture, Nepal is a favorite destination for adventurous travelers. Each year thousands …

Travel

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

Travel

Hiking in Georgia's mountains - Fannin County Chamber of Commerce - Blue Ridge, Georgia

<i>More than 300 miles of hiking trails.</i><p>The hiking trails of Fannin County include some of the most legendary in the United States, including the …

Adventure Travel

Five2Ride: 5 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in California.

More than any place on earth, California is steeped in mountain biking lore. The genesis or the sport on Mount Tam in Marin County at the hands of …

California

WATCH: Confident Lynx Reminds Skiers He Owns the Mountain

Sure, humans have covered mountains in chalets, ski lift and slaloms, but animals still own the wild.<p>One lynx in Colorado decided human beings needed …

Skiing

Franklin Graham surprises with newly announced conversion ... to veganism

Evangelist Franklin Graham has converted to one of the last things his largely conservative following would have imagined: a modern American vegan. …

Charlotte

Trump to bring Billy Graham's family back into White House circles

For decades, Billy Graham was perhaps America's most famous religious figure, someone who could draw hundreds of thousands to evangelistic …

Religion

Billy Graham Answers: Are We Living in the End Times

While the Rev. Billy Graham has repeatedly warned against making predictions about when the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will take place, he says …

Faith

Franklin Graham: It wasn’t Russians who intervened in election, ‘it was God’

Evangelist Franklin Graham doesn’t believe it was the Russians who intervened in this year’s controversial presidential election.<p>It was God, he …

Politics

Franklin Graham Urges Christians Worldwide to Pray for Jakarta's Gov. on Blasphemy Trial

Leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to pray for the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, who could …

Religion

Top 10 Must-Read Outdoor Adventure Books of 2016

It is not down in any map;<br>true places never are – Herman Melville, Moby Dick<p>There’s nothing better than getting lost in a great book; putting it down …

List-Worthy

Inside explosive new projection mapping effects in Big Thunder Mountain

A new behind-the-scenes video from Disneyland Paris gives a first look at the new projection mapping effects creating an “explosive” new scene inside …

Walt Disney Company

8 photos: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Gov. Terry Branstad, right, and China's then-Vice President Xi Jinping toasted their friendship at a dinner during Xi's visit to Iowa in February …

China

China calls Iowa governor Terry Branstad an 'old friend' after report Trump picks him for ambassador

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday the governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, Terry Branstad, was an "old friend" after a report that he had accepted President-elect Donald Trump's offer to become the next U.S. ambassador to China.<p>Bloomberg, citing sources, reported that Branstad had agreed …

China