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Mountain Climbing

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

The Challenges of Climbing Mount Everest

Quora | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel

While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.

Becoming a Mountain

Stephen Alter | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Stephen Alter

Why am I doing this? What purpose does it serve? Where on earth am I going? These are questions I ask myself more than once in the course of my journeys to Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi and Kailash.

5 Powerful Rules That Will Help You Conquer Any Challenge | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.28.2015 | OWN

As told to Ashley Sepanski1. Remember that backing up is not backing down. Climbing a mountain is never a straight shot to the top. Because of Mount ...

The Edge of Everest

ADST | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women

Ambassador Sue McCourt Cobb learned first-hand how dangerous and grueling a climb up Mount Everest can be when she set out in 1988 to become the first woman from the United States to reach its summit.

Men, Mountains and Middle Age

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Our generation is getting older later in life. It's hard to feel old when you have kids in elementary school. I notice I am getting older. I've started having to move the screen in and out to focus on the words in front of me, but I'm not panicking about it.

The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

My Life; My Dad; The Himalaya

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

I just walked into my dad's room. He is in deep sleep, and has a baby-like happiness and calmness on his face. I've seen his Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) progressing further over the last few months to a point where he spends his entire day on the bed.

Nature and Human Flourishing

Brad Stulberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Nature affords us so much more than its aesthetic beauty. It is critical that we protect it from all the outside forces that have encroached on so much else in the world, and in doing so, that have encroached on our ability to truly express ourselves.

ReThink Review: Everest -- The Question at the Top of the World

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Everest has a lot going for it, and I'm sure it'll satisfy those looking for a tense, exciting time at the movies. So why did Everest leave me feeling so flat?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing or fishing, there is something for everyone on this list.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Climbing Everest, Descending into Beasts of No Nation and Meeting Michael Rowe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Jon Krakauer Says Climbing Mount Everest Was The 'Biggest Mistake' Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.15.2015 | Arts

Author Jon Krakauer, who chronicled the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, told HuffPost Live on Thu...

Finding Flow

Hanne Suorza | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

In the present moment: Photo by Trude Roald As I climb the rocky surface, time falls away. I´m utterly absorbed. Tapping into a higher state of a...

On Top of the World in Every Sense

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

I opened my mouth to confirm, and then shut it wordlessly, my hands nervously twitching over the heap of gear we were packing away. Pants. Where were my pants? Unbelievable. I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in less than 12 hours, and had forgotten my pants in Los Angeles.

Earthquake Strands Climbers On One Of Asia's Highest Mountains

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Rescuers on Malaysia's highest mountain were searching Saturday for 17 climbers missing in a magnitude-5.9 earthquake ...

Our Little Corner of the World

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

A generator thrummed, accompanied by the chattering of unidentified animals and the gentle clunking of gourds that were suspended from the ceiling.

Survivor Recounts Climbing Mt. Everest During Nepal Earthquake

Summer Noblé | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Summer Noblé

Garrett Madison has already checked "climb Earth's tallest mountain" off of his bucket list not once, but six times. Still, there's nothing quite like getting caught atop Everest as the ground shakes beneath you. Madison recounts April 25, 2015, the day Nepal was struck by a 7.8M earthquake.

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.

The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
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Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors.

Help These Women Save Nepal

William Lambers | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When it comes to athletic achievement, the Seven Summits Women Team from Nepal is second to none. This elite group of female mountain climbers have scaled the highest peaks in the world, including Everest.

John Muir Was Right: Climb the Mountains

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

Halfway up an erupting volcano, I remember I am afraid of heights. Thousands of feet up and hanging on, there is no time like this for thinking about ...