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5 Life Lessons From The Roof Of Africa

Tammy Letherer | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Tammy Letherer

Whether we are humbled by a bug or by a mountain, these travel lessons apply equally to all of life's challenges.

Climbing, Sex And The Olympics

Zofia Reych | Posted 08.01.2016 | Sports
Zofia Reych

Huge money, huge audiences, huge stakes. Climbing -- originally a domain of the white, upper class and heterosexual men -- is an increasingly egalitarian community, but outside pressures are likely to obliterate the push.

Amazing Spider-Woman Climbs A Wall So Fast It Doesn't Look Real

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.04.2016 | Sports

Gravity's got nothing on her. This footage shows Iranian climber Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh dominate a speed event in Spain, scrambling up the wall so fast ...

Hold Fast, All Storms Pass--an interview with Alex Wildman

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Earlier this year I had the chance to meet Philadelphia climbing strong man and cancer fighter Alex Wildman. His enthusiasm and optimism about the wor...

Skateboarding And Surfing Are Very Close To Becoming Olympic Sports

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports

The International Olympic Committee is one step away from adding skateboarding, surfing and several other sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games -- a ...

To Climb or Not to Climb Everest: When Is the Risk Too Great?

Simon Donato | Posted 05.25.2016 | Sports
Simon Donato

Is it really that life-changing (should you survive) to stand on top of the Earth's highest point? Is it worth the risk? Perhaps, but I still don't think I'll ever understand the compulsion.

Watch These Amazing Alpine Goats Scale a Near-Vertical Dam

Atlas Obscura | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

by Lauren Young, originally posted on Atlas Obscura On the face of the 160-foot-tall, near-vertical Cingino Dam in northern Italy, mountain goats c...

Mission: Memorial Day, An Interview with Veteran Joshua Jespersen

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Mission Memorial Day is a commitment, a commitment that myself and three other combat vets made to ensure that our friends we lost overseas, and so many other young Americans would be remembered.

The Smallest State's Tallest Peak: Is R.I.'s Jerimoth Hill America's Most Challenging?

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I've got big news for all you serious outdoor types: Maine's Katahdin isn't the climbing adventure you thought it was. Mt. Mansfield? Mt. Washington? These nubs are a walk in the park.

Hawaii Family Travel: Sharks, Dolphins, Whales, Turtles, and Yoga

David Code | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
David Code

We swam with the sharks. Literally. No protective cage. On a gorgeous, sunny morning, my 16 year-old son Josh and I joined 5 others to board a boat...

A Parent's-Eye View: Digging Deep to Peak

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We are raising children in an age where there seems to be more worry and fear about everything, and less ability to persevere and cope in the face of adversity. Our modern day technological culture promotes doing things easier and quickly. Exerting the least amount of effort for the greatest impact and reward seems to be most valued.

Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

Tim Ward | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Tim Ward

There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can't guess. You are near the top of an all night hike - one way, uphill - to the roof of Africa.

Teen Climbs 700-Foot Skyscraper Without Safety Equipment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

If you thought climbing the corporate ladder was a hair-raising experience, Andrej Ciesielski's extremely dangerous adventures might just give you a h...

Preparing to Climb Mt. Everest ... Again

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

One would think that a tragic event such as the one I experienced last year would deter or frighten me, but it had just the opposite effect. When I got home, I promised myself that I would return in 2015 to climb Mt. Everest.

What I've Learned From the Mountains

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

In last few months, I've read and heard accomplished mountaineers and successful entrepreneurs talk about how mountain climbing lessons can be applied to business. Issues such as teamwork, risk management, overcoming obstacles, and addressing failures were common themes amongst these articles and talks.

This Amputee Marine Is Determined To Climb Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville, a Marine Corps veteran who lost his lower right leg during his service, has spent years preparing for his ultimate mo...

So close, and yet so far: Weather delays solo Denali climber's return

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.17.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

TALKEETNA, Alaska -- High winds thwarted an attempt to pluck adventurer Lonnie Dupre from Mount McKinley base camp Wednesday after his historic solo J...

Fourth Time's a Charm as Dupre Completes Solo January Summit of McKinley

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.14.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Minnesota mountaineer Lonnie Dupre has apparently completed a solo summit of the 20,237-foot Mount McKinley in January, the first time anyone has accomplished such a feat, according to Stevie Plummer, Dupre's expedition manager.

Mountaineer Lonnie Dupre Is on His Fourth Attempt to Summit McKinley in January

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

For the fourth time, to diminishing fanfare, Lonnie Dupre is trying to do what has never been done: Reach the summit of Mount McKinley, alone, in the supremely inhospitable month of January.

Climbing the 8th Highest Mountain in the World: Part II

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

At some point during the expedition -- I don't know for sure when -- I had this realization that death is a real concern when you get up on these big mountains. Death, as in a full stop to life. End. No more mountains. No more family. Poof, all gone in matter of seconds.

From Robin Williams to My Father, Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

However, LBD is not a rare disease. The second most common form of dementia, it affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States, and millions more across the world.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

Climbing the Eighth Highest Mountain in the World

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

I took a deep breath, sipped on my tea, and realized it was finally that moment for which I had waited so many years -- my first 8,000-meter summit journey.

How Photography Made Me An Eternal Student

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

Despite a happy marriage, I have been involved in another relationship for over 25 years. My tryst with photography began way back in 1988. When I was just eight years old, my uncle bought me a Minolta film camera.

Beyond Skiing Everest: Enduring a Bigger Challenge

The Surf Channel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities.