Video: Beautiful Scenes From Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is amongst the most spectacular natural settings on the planet, and this short, but oh-so-sweet, video is a good reminder of that. Barely a minute in length, it manages to capture some of the best scenes from Yosemite Valley, not to mention some excellent wildlife shots as well. Beautifully shot, and creatively put together, this is a fun video to end the day. I hope…



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U.S. Pro-Cycling Challenge Begins Today in Colorado

The U.S. Pro-Cycling Challenge gets underway today in Aspen, Colorado, where a talented field of riders from across the globe will be taking to the roads on another great course designed to test their legs in the mountains. Over the past few years, the event has become one of the more popular stage races on the pro-cycling tour, although its grueling routes feature plenty of climbing – and…



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Explorers Web Breaks Down the 2014 Climbing Season on K2

Now that the dust has settled on the summer climbing season in Pakistan, and all of the teams have gone home, we can look back on what has become an historic season in the Karakoram – particularly on K2. The second highest mountain in the world, yet amongst the most difficult climbs on the planet, K2 has widely been considered the “Mountaineer’s Mountain,” and has a reputation of being a fearsome…



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Video: The Iconic Acacia Tree of Africa

Even if you’ve never been to Africa, you’ve probably seen some great photos of the amazing, iconic acacia trees that grow their. They strike quite an impressive profile on the horizon, and wonderful for setting the mood. That is exactly why the trees are the subject of this dazzling three-minute video, which captures the South African landscapes in timelapse fashion. As you would expect, the…



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Mountain Rescue Team Delivers Baby in the Alps

It has been a rough summer in the Alps. Earlier this week, the bodies of six climbers were found near Mont Blanc, bringing the total fatalities to 14 in the past month alone. With that grim news, I felt it was time for an uplifting story instead. One that isn’t about death, but birth.

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Video: Adventures in Salzburg

Situated on the northern border of the Alps, the Austrian city of Salzburg is rich in history and culture. It also happens to have some excellent opportunities for outdoor adventure, as you’ll see in this short video below, which was produced by American Express as part of a series of travel videos designed to show some of the lesser known, yet still great, things to do at popular destinations….



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Video: Urban Ascents with Alex Honnold

Is there anything that Alex Honnold can’t climb? After watching this video, you’ll probably be asking yourself the same question. It is 5+ minutes of Alex doing his thing in all kinds of urban settings. We saw a brief preview of this awhile back, but the full film gives us even more footage of the talented rock climber acting like Spider-man.





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Video: Enjoying a Beer on the Summit of K2

You’ve just summited the toughest mountain on the planet. How do you celebrate? By drinking a beer of course! This short, but fun, video was shot at the summit of K2 a few weeks back, where a group of Sherpas are enjoying their success with frosty beverage. Quite a way to enjoy the view.





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Peak-to-Peak 2014: Summit of the U.K. to the Summit of France Under Human Power

Kiwi adventurer, and Everest summiteer, Grant “Axe” Rawlinson is just about to launch his latest adventure, and true to form it will be another physically demanding one. 
You may recall, that last fall, Grant completed the first ever human-powered traverse of New Zealand between the highest summits on both the North and South Islands. Starting on Mt. Ruapehu, and ending, on Mt. Cook,…



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Video: A Mountain Bike Guide’s Day Off

What does mountain bike coach do when he gets a day off from his alpine skills clinic in Peisey-Vallandry, Les Arcs, France? Why, hit the trail himself of course! In the video below, we get to follow Neil Donoghue as he does just that. Neil finds some fantastic trails to ride in the Alps, and his antics will have you getting your bike ready for a ride soon after you’ve finished watching him. This…



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