Monthly Archives: February 2014

Winter Climbs 2014: Weather Window Opens At Last! Summit Push Begins On Nanga Parbat!

The weather has begun to clear on Nanga Parbat, where two teams have now launched their summit bids with the hopes of topping out this weekend. It has been a long and difficult winter so far on that mountain, but … Continue reading

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Ultrarunners To Attempt Winter Baffin Island Crossing

The 2014 Arctic expedition season is about a week away from starting, and teams of explorers are now busily putting the final touches on their preparation work. Some of them will be attempting to reach the North Pole, while others … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photographer Catches First Snow Leopard Kill Ever

Snow leopards are amongst the most elusive and endangered animals on the planet. They are so rare in fact that it is estimated that only about 50-60 of them still exist in the wild. Some of the big cats are … Continue reading

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Video: Cave Diving The Jug Hole

Located in Florida’s Ichetucknee Springs State Park, the Jug Hole is a popular diving destination for those who want to try there hand at cave diving. For the rest of us, who like to stay safe and dry on land, the … Continue reading

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Online Learning Offers Unexpected Benefits

According to the 2009 Department of Education’s Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning, students learning by means of online curriculum performed better than those receiving traditional one-on-one instruction. Built on a long-standing reputation with the education community, ClickNKIDS’ online … Continue reading

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Greg Hill To Attempt To Climb And Ski 100,000 Meters In March

Remember Greg Hill? Back in 2010, we followed his attempt to climb and ski 2 million vertical feet (610,000 meters) in one year. It took him all 12 months, but he was able to achieve that goal. Now, he’s back … Continue reading

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2014 World Cycle Race Gets Underway March 1 In London, Join The Peloton!

March 1 will mark the launch of the 2014 edition of the World Cycle Race, which as the name implies is a bicycle race around the planet. The event covers more than 18,000 miles (28,968 km), with participants racing with … Continue reading

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Chad Kellogg Dies While Climbing In Patagonia

There was sad news out of Agentina this past weekend as the news broke that American climber Chad Kellogg has died while climbing in Patagonia. Kellogg was climbing Fitz Roy with and Jens Holsten. The two apparently successfully topped out and … Continue reading

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Do Kids Prefer Reading Physical Books Over Tablets?

Although one in five books is now being read electronically, the trend has not impacted the publishing industry as negatively as was once feared.  Still, e-learning tends to have a more positive impact on a student’s ability to learn and … Continue reading

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Video: Expedition To Western Nepal

This short film documents an expedition to western Nepal that took place this past fall. A small group of climbers went there to take on Saipal Peak, a 7030 meter (23,064 ft) mountain that is off the beaten path. While … Continue reading

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