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Kraig Becker
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Video: A Piuma - Crossing Corsica on Foot and By Paraglider
The island of Corsica is home to the GR20, which is considered one of the most famous and challenging hiking trails in all of Europe. In this video, we travel to that place to follow two adventures as they take on that trail for themselves. But rather than ...

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Video: Zac Efron and Brother Dylan Apply to be Gear Testers with Columbia Sportswear
Looking for a good chuckle to get you through the day? Then check out this video from Columbia Sportswear which starts brothers Zac and Dylan Efron. The two men meet with Columbia's legendary  chairman Gert Boyle, and if you remember Gert from previous ad c...

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19 Great Places to View Next Week's Solar Eclipse
If you live in North America, it's hard to not be caught up in eclipse fever at the moment. Next week marks the first total solar eclipse to hit the continent in more than 38 years, and as such there is a lot off excitement surrounding the event. So much so...

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New Theory Emerges on the Demise of the Franklin Expedition Through the Northwest Passage
One of the great enduring mysteries of exploration is what exactly happened to an expedition through the Northwest Passage led by Sir John Franklin back in 1845. Franklin took two British naval ships – the HMS Terror and Erebus – into the passage in search ...

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A Team of Norwegian Rowers Have Crossed the Arctic Ocean
A team of Norwegian rowers may have become the first ever to complete a row across the Arctic Ocean from south to north. But, this impressive achievement is just one small step in their plans, which include covering more than 2000 km (1242 miles) of open oc...

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Video: Wonderful Tanzania
This video is a colorful and memorizing love letter to one of my favorite places – Tanzania. It celebrates the landscapes, wildlife, and people that make it such an amazing place to visit. For those of us who have already been there, it will be a striking r...

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Video: How the Wilderness Can Help Us Heal
Anyone who spends quality time in the outdoors can probably attest to the healing power or nature. Spending time in wild places has been proven to be good for our minds and bodies. This is a concept that is explored in this video, which comes our way courte...

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Voyage to the Falklands and South Georgia Part 5: Return to the Falkland Islands
This part 5 in an ongoing series I'm writing about my recent travels to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia with Lindblad Expeditions earlier this year. If you haven't read the first three parts, and would like to, you can find them here , here ,  here ,...

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Researchers Discover 91 Previously Unknown Volcanoes Under Antarctica
There was more big news out of the Antarctic this week when it was revealed that scientists have discovered the largest concentration of volcanoes on the planet hidden under the ice on the frozen continent. A research team out of Edinburgh University announ...

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Alan Arnette Interviews Super Sherpa Mingma Gyalje Following Success on K2
If you followed the climbing season in the Karakoram this year the name Mingma Gyalie Sherpa is probably a familiar one by now. He's the founder and head guide of Dreamers Destination , a company that organizes expeditions to 8000 meter peaks and treks thro...
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