Monthly Archives: November 2014

Video: Dark Skies in Canarias

Dramatic, beautiful, and breathtaking. Those are all words that I would use to describe this video, which is a timelapse shot over the Canary Islands. It is two minutes of pure bliss. Enjoy! DARK SKY IN CANARIAS from AKETXE on … Continue reading

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Video: 55-Year Old Female Mountain Biker Finds Adventure in Austria

How about a bit of inspiration for your day? Check out this video, which features 55-year old Uta Philipp off on a mountain biking adventure in Austria. She rides like someone half her age, and has a spirit that deserves … Continue reading

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Winter Mountaineering 2014: Lonnie Dupre to Return to Denali

Although we will be closely following the efforts of climbers on both K2 and Nanga Parbat this winter, not all of the major climbing expeditions will be taking place in the Himalaya. Polar explorer and mountaineer Lonnie Dupre will be … Continue reading

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Video: New Documentary to Take Viewers on Epic Traverse of Remote Canadian Mountain Range

This video is a teaser trailer for a new documentary entitled Colours of Edziza. The film follows a diverse team of friends and adventurers as they trek through a remote mountain range in the Tahitian First Nation region of British … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Tactical 5.11 Stryke Pants

Just a few days before I set out for Ecuador, a box was unexpectedly delivered to my door. Since I wasn’t really expecting anything, I wasn’t sure what was inside. I opened it up to discover several excellent pieces of … Continue reading

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Badwater Ultramarathon Returning to Death Valley

One of the big stories from the ultrarunning world earlier this year was the news that the Badwater Ultramarathon had been barred from taking place in its traditional environment – Death Valley National Park. In an effort to increase safety throughout … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Granite Gear Kahiltna 29 Pack

It has been interesting to watch the evolution of the backpack over the past couple of years. Outdoor gear manufacturers have managed to continue to add excellent –and often surprising – new features, without compromising on the size, storage capacity, … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2014: The Antarctic Expedition Season is Officially Underway

The Himalaya climbing season may have come to an end while I was gone, but the 2014 Antarctic expedition season is just getting underway. The first teams hit the ice last week, and after a few delays due to weather, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Quito: Hiking in the Shadow of Cotopaxi

For most of my trip to Quito I had Internet access, and was able to write about my days events as they happened. On the final few days of the trip, I was in a mountain lodge that didn’t have … Continue reading

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National Geographic Adventure Announces 2014 Adventurers of the Year

Also while I was away, National Geographic Adventure announced the 2014 Adventurers of the Year, honoring some of the most amazing people who accomplished impressive things over the past 12 months. As usual, the list is filled with inspiring people, … Continue reading

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