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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.

How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

On July 27, 2013, the world lost one of it's most renowned mountaineers, New Zealander Marty Schmidt, as well as his 25-year-old son Denali, in an ava...

How to Live the Outdoor Life -- Indefinitely

Liftopia | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

You're such a bum. Take it as a compliment: You want to ski, board, climb, kayak, mountain bike, and hike your way through life. You won't find a jud...

Can a Serious Climber Also Be Vegan?

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

I was able to adjust to all of these severe conditions while eating healthy vegan food such as raw vegetables and fruits, buckwheat, rice porridges, wheat breads, and dried fruits and nuts.

The Deadliest Event in Mt. Everest History: My Firsthand Account

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

Although I'd been to the Everest base camp multiple times before, I'd never actually slept there. On April 18, I woke up around 7 a.m. to a commotion. Immediately, I knew something terrible had happened.

Everest Tragedy Exposes Big Business Interests At Play

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

* Nepal faces season without successful Everest ascent * Death of 16 sherpas in accident sparks crisis * Climbing world'...

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

He Did It! 10-year-old Spends Every Night of 2013 in a Tent

Keith Peterman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

During the distinct four-season climate of rural Carbon County, Pennsylvania, which hugs the Pocono Mountains, Lyle had many pleasant nights. He also endured rain, snow, sleet, thunderstorms, lightning, and buffeting winds, not to mention some sweltering summer weather.

Expedition Denali: After the Climb

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Cat del Valle Castellanos

Two years of planning. One year of training. In June, a group of African-Americans set out to climb the highest peak in North America. Less than a thousand feet from the top of 20,320 summit of Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the expedition had to turn around.

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Considering that this is the world's tallest freestanding mountain, at 5,985 meters, Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

The Inevitable

Abree Murch | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Abree Murch

I'm not a grown-up. I mean, I get overexcited about horses, Disney movies, and gummy bears. I certainly never outgrew the "Why?" phase. I don't feel like a grown-up -- or at least how I imagine a grown-up should feel. I

WATCH: After Falling 40 Feet, Climber Made Goodbye Video

Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Having slid down a glacier and then fallen 40 feet into a crevasse, Ted Porter thought he was going to die. In excruciating pain from a broken back, h...

Inside the Head of Highpointers Club Member

Diane Vadino | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Diane Vadino

The nation's most obsessive-compulsive mountaineers, members of the Highpointers Club, aim to scale the peaks of all 50 states. As a point of reference: Around 250 people have climbed all 50 state highpoints. About 3,000 have summited Mount Everest.