Mountains

Want To Avoid The Summer Crowds On Mt. Fuji? Climb It Now, In The Spring!

Tens of thousands of people climb Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest peak at 12,388 feet, in July and August. By then, most of the winter snow has melted and the ascent requires neither skill nor technical equipment. My preference was to try off-season, when you can enjoy the solitude.<p>Because snows can be …

Japan

Everest climbers will carry up huge trashbags to clear years of refuse off of world’s highest peak

Print<p>KATHMANDU, Nepal — Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring …

Mountaineering

How Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Changed My Perspective on Life

When I mentioned to family and friends that I planned to climb Kilimanjaro, the overwhelming majority laughed. Not in a malicious way, but in a “you …

Adventure Travel

How To Wax Skis And A Snowboard

Did you know that waxing your skis or snowboard helps you ride faster and even protects your gear? No matter if you’re a beginner skier or …

Hacking

Japan avalanche: Seven schoolchildren, one teacher feared dead at ski resort north of Tokyo

Seven schoolchildren and a teacher were feared dead on Monday after an avalanche struck a mountain climbing trip in central Japan.<p>A further 40 people were injured, including two seriously, during the incident, which took place in the mountains of Tochigi prefecture, around 120 miles north of …

Japan

Nepal to strap Everest climbers with GPS device

Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest over the next two months will be strapped with a GPS device for their safety and to prevent false …

Mountaineering

Starting your ascent in the world of indoor rock climbing? Here's the gear you need

Ever since the historic first free ascent of Yosemite’s intimidating Dawn Wall was broadcast on social media last summer, rock climbing has been …

Mountaineering

A Boom in Rock Climbing, Minus the Rocks

“Right foot. You’ve got to put your right foot on the pink hold.” So a young woman coached a friend who was trying to scale a 30-foot wall at the Brooklyn Boulders outpost in Long Island City, Queens, on a recent Saturday morning.<p>“There you go, guy,” called another member of the group. “You’re …

Rock Climbing

Steep Learning Curve: Alex Honnold On His Early Free-Soloing Days

<b>Hundreds of feet above the Valley floor,</b> ropeless, I slowly shifted my weight back and forth from one smear to another on a friction slab. Suddenly I …

Climbing

Seascapes I: Color

Lady In Red – Mabry Campbell<p>Abandoned Trawler I – Mabry Campbell<p>The Working Harbor I – Mabry Campbell<p>Maritime Decay – Mabry Campbell<p>Machines On The …

Bridges

M.J. “Nimblewill Nomad” Eberhart: A Q&A with the Triple Crown Hiker, Alabama Cabin Caretaker, and Outdoors Veteran

M.J. Eberhart is a seasoned hiker. Okay, he’s far more than seasoned: Better known by his hiking moniker, "Nimblewill Nomad", the veteran outdoorsman …

Camping

Starnes is somehow a bigger liar than Trump.

Fox News’ <b>Todd Starnes</b> has a brand new Christian Persecution Conspiracy Theory.<p>He’s trying to justify <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s belief that <b>President Obama</b> …

Donald Trump

Nearly 2,000 Accept Christ at a Franklin Graham Crusade That Almost Didn't Happen

Nearly 2,000 people accepted Christ at Franklin Graham's Vancouver crusade -- a victory that overshadows weeks of controversy leading up to the event.

Religion

Winter Climbs 2017: Messner Visits Txikon in Base Camp on Everest

The winter climbing season continues unabated in the Himalaya and elsewhere. The days are now ticking away rapidly, and with just two weeks to go in …

Mountaineering

Whether you’re a downhill demon or a newbie, having the right skis is key

What is sidewall construction and why does it matter? What is Titanal and do you want it in your skis? Does the market require you to spend thousands …

Andy Holzer: “Our chance on Everest is alive” - Mount Everest

Andy Holzer on the Rongbuk Glacier near Everest (in 2015)<p>Andy Holzer has climbed already six of the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountains of all …

Mountaineering

Douglas Todd: Evangelist Franklin Graham hits perfect storm in Vancouver

Evangelist Franklin Graham has created a perfect storm of opposition by coming to Vancouver.After offering adoring prayers at the inauguration of …

Religion

Franklin Graham thankful for controversy over Vancouver event

Evangelist says all the attention will boost attendance for 3-day event at Rogers Arena<p>American evangelist Franklin Graham says he's thankful for all …

Religion

This is the lowest form of shameless pandering.

It looks like most people are already laughing off what happened last night at the Oscars, when <i>La La Land</i> was wrongly awarded the Academy Award for …

La La Land

Evangelical Critics: Franklin Graham’s Evangelism Won’t Work in Vancouver

Compared to Franklin Graham’s evangelistic rallies in far-off countries, his upcoming event in Vancouver is relatively close to home. But the …

Religion

Canadian Christian leaders denounce Franklin Graham ahead of his Vancouver trip

More than 30 prominent Christian leaders in the Vancouver area, including the Vancouver Catholic archbishop and evangelical leaders, issued a public letter Friday expressing concerns about evangelist Franklin Graham ahead of a rally he plans to hold there next weekend.<p>In the letter, the leaders …

Religion

If a Muslim preached this much hate, there'd be non-stop protests.

Christian evangelist <b>Franklin Graham</b>, a man who routinely denounces Muslims, LGBT people, and atheists (but has plenty of praise for <b>Donald Trump</b>), is …

Religion

Evangelist who called Islam 'evil' is not welcome at B.C. festival: petition

Some members of Vancouver’s Christian community and city officials are trying to prevent an American evangelist who called Islam “evil” and …

Religion

Winter Climbs 2017: Everest Expedition Back in Kathmandu, Vow to Return to Base Camp

It has been a strange and turbulent week for Alex Txikon and his climbing partners. This time last week, the Spaniard, along with Nurbu and Chhepal …

Mountaineering

Good luck getting Christians to boycott football.

On Valentine’s Day, a new video created by the Ad Council and R/GA showcased a more diverse group of people on the kiss cam during the 2017 NFL Pro …

NFL

Local Christian leaders band together to stop controversial evangelist from speaking in Vancouver

Franklin Graham has made comments denigrating Muslims, members of LGBTQ community<p>Members of Vancouver's Christian community and city officials are …

Religion

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Muslim-denouncing evangelist

A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month …

Religion

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Muslim-denouncing evangelist

A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month …

Religion

Evangelist Franklin Graham: God Uses “Extreme Vetting” To Decide Who Gets Into Heaven

Evangelist Franklin Graham says God uses "extreme vetting" to decide who gets into Heaven, as if that's justification for Donald Trump to do the same …

Atheism

How Many Tube Escalator Steps Make A Mountain?

Original photos by Calum Robinson and Frank SchmidtYou've travelled for an hour. You had to change not once but twice. You emerge from the tube …

London