California Bound!

As we head into a long three-day weekend here in the U.S., I wanted to share a few plans of my own. Tomorrow I’ll jet off to California to spend a few days with friends and family before heading off to a whirlwind tour of three national parks. Next week, I’ll be spending time in King’s Canyon and Sequoia, as well as Yosemite. All three are spectacular outdoor playgrounds, and I’m looking forward…



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Video: Nat Geo Drone Footage of Egyptian Pyramids

You’ll have to forgive me for being a bit Egypt-obsessed at the moment. Since returning from the country a few weeks back, I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and writing about my experiences there. This video of course caught my attention, as it features footage of Nubian pyramids in the deep south of the country that were captured by a drone operated by National Geographic engineer Alan…



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Video: Patagonia Dreamin’ – Climbing the Torre Massif

This short film takes us to Argentina with climbers Jason Kruk and Marc-Andre Leclerc as they take on the legendary Torre Massif in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The 8-minute documentary feature some fantastic climbing, as they two talented individuals show off their skills in amazing locations. The video is actually about a year old, but I hadn’t come across it before. It is so…



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Dean Potter Remembered

The loss of climbing and BASE jumping legend Dean Potter has obviously hit the outdoor and adventure community very hard. His death in Yosemite over the weekend while BASE jumping with Graham Hunt has left many stunned and in mourning. As the news spread across the Internet there has been an impressive number of tributes, profiles, and articles written about Dean, who was at times a controversial…



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Video: A Profile of Dean Potter

You’re likely to see a lot of videos featuring Dean Potter in the days ahead. His tragic death is going to leave the climbing community in state of mourning for some time. This video is a profile of Dean, and his desire to push the envelope to achieve bigger and better things. It shows not only his climbing ability, but adventurous spirit, which will be missed greatly. If you’re not aware of…



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Video: The Peak – A Visual Tribute to the Matterhorn

The Matterhorn stands 4478 meters (14,692 ft) in height, and is one of the most iconic mountains in the entire world. Its distinctive look has served as an inspiration for adventure for centuries, and even though it was first climbed back in 1865, it still lures many mountaineers to this day. This video is a visual love letter to that peak. It features striking imagery from the mountain itself,…



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Video: Cycling Filmmakers Want to Hear Your Story

This clever and entertain video outlines the plans of two cycling filmmakers who are about to hit the road in search of great stories to tell. In fact, if you have a great story to share, they want to hear from you. In exchange for crashing on your couch for a few days, they’ll make a video about your story, and share it with the world.

Max and Tom are two filmmakers who live and work in…



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Gear Closet: Granite Gear Cross-Trek Travel Duffel

Years ago I came to the conclusion that when I traveled I prefer to carry a backpack. I found the ability to just throw my bag over my shoulder and go was incredibly liberating, and since I don’t particularly like to check my bags if I can help it, a backpack has always been the best way to get al of my gear on and off an airplane in an efficient manner. But, carrying a backpack isn’t always the…



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Video: “Jetmen” Make Dramatic Flight Over Dubai

We’ve featured “Jetman” Yves Rossy, and his impressive looking jetpack, here on the Adventure Blog before. But now he’s back, and he’s brought a friend along for the ride. In this video, Rossy is joined by his protege Hetman Vince Reffet on an impressive flight over the city of Dubai. The two men fly in formation while the “City of Dreams” makes for a dramatic backdrop. The personal aircraft the…



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Nepal Update: U.S. Helicopter Goes Missing

The news out of Nepal continues to be sobering today as the country struggles to recover from a second major earthquake that brought widespread damage once again yesterday. Meanwhile, a U.S. aid helicopter has gone missing as well, with eight people aboard. That news underscores the challenges and dangers of the recovery efforts, as well as the difficulties that relief workers face.

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