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Summer Climbs 2015: 6 Summits Challenge Team Awaits Opportunity on Broad Peak
I've written about Nick Cienski and his 6 Summits Challenge a couple of times in recent months. In case you're not familiar with the expedition, Nick has set a goal of reaching the top of no less than six 8000-meter peaks in a single year – a difficult prop...
I've written about Nick Cienski and his 6 Summits Challenge a couple of times in recent months. In case you're not familiar with the expedition, Nick has set a goal of reaching the top of no less than six 8000-meter peaks in a single year – a difficult proposition to say the least.
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Video: Lose Yourself in Nature and Adventure
This video is a reminder to all of us of the importance of getting outside, communing with nature, and finding our own adventures, wherever they might take us. It is filled with amazing images from the world around us, including mountains, hills, and stream...
This video is a reminder to all of us of the importance of getting outside, communing with nature, and finding our own adventures, wherever they might take us. It is filled with amazing images from the world around us, including mountains, hills, and streams. But it is the words of the narration ...
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Video: Mountain Biking Down a Bobsled Run
Mountain bikers are certainly adaptable if nothing else. Case in point, in this video a pair of riders race down an old bobsled track on Mt. Trebevic near Sarajevo in Bosnia. The course if fast and looks like a lot of fun, even if it was never meant for bik...
Mountain bikers are certainly adaptable if nothing else. Case in point, in this video a pair of riders race down an old bobsled track on Mt. Trebevic near Sarajevo in Bosnia. The course if fast and looks like a lot of fun, even if it was never meant for bikes. Obviously we've seen more amazing ...
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Summer Climbs 2015: More Teams Depart K2, Summit Push on Broad Peak Thwarted, Tragedy on Gasherbrum II
The summer climbing season in Pakistan is quickly coming to an end as numerous teams prepare to depart their Base Camps for the long trek home. It has been a frustrating year in the Karakoram, where deep snow and generally poor weather have prevented most c...
The summer climbing season in Pakistan is quickly coming to an end as numerous teams prepare to depart their Base Camps for the long trek home. It has been a frustrating year in the Karakoram, where deep snow and generally poor weather have prevented most climbers from achieving their goals.
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Not all of the national parks in the U.S. get the love they deserve, despite being amazing destinations. Here are five of them that are most definitely under appreciated.
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An innovative new Everyday Messenger bag from Peak Design received over $1 million in funding on Kickstarter in just 4 days.
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Gear Institute is a professional gear review website. We are dedicated to providing outdoor gear users with the most independent, objective, and helpful product tests and news by connecting you with a network of the best gear testers in America.
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This weatherproof fire starting kit will help you get the flames going even in the worst of conditions.
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Get Fresh Gear Delivered to Your Door with BivySak.com
Who amongst us doesn't love getting new gear? There is nothing quite so satisfying for an outdoor enthusiast than getting new equipment for use on our adventures. But what if you could have that new gear delivered directly to your door on a regular basis wi...
Who amongst us doesn't love getting new gear? There is nothing quite so satisfying for an outdoor enthusiast than getting new equipment for use on our adventures. But what if you could have that new gear delivered directly to your door on a regular basis without ever having to go to the store?
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Seven Summits Mountaineer Richard Bass Passes Away at the Age of 85
Richard Bass, the first man to climb the Seven Summits, has passed away at the age of 85 . He, along with his friend Frank Wells, came up with the idea of climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents back in the early 80's, and both men set out...
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Before setting off on a physically demanding trip, it is always a good idea to be as prepared as possible. Here are some tips to help you not suffer too much on your next adventure.
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Video: More Beautiful Drone Footage From Iceland
Just in case you need further prodding to visit Iceland, this video may help in that regard. It features more stunning landscapes captured by a DJI Inspire drone and filmed in 4k. As usual, the footage features some of the most beautiful and wild places ima...
Just in case you need further prodding to visit Iceland, this video may help in that regard. It features more stunning landscapes captured by a DJI Inspire drone and filmed in 4k. As usual, the footage features some of the most beautiful and wild places imaginable, in a country that is blessed ...
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