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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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Faith Hope Consolo

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 04.24.2015 | 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 ...

4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Help Lose Weight

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around--whether ...

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.

35 Photos to Spike Your Adrenaline and Spark your Wanderlust

DL Cade | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

Each year, thousands of people start off the New Year determined that, this year, they'll travel. This year, they'll live life to the fullest and stop...

Flip-Flops

Cynthia Catania | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

The longboat dropped us off at the debris-riddled Tonsai coast. The beach was covered in sharp coral, sand bags, garbage and wood pieces from the Tsunami destruction ten years ago. We climbed out of the boat with all our luggage on our backs and waded through the water to get to dry land. The four-star treatment stops here.

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...

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.

What I Learned When I Climbed a Mountain

Eleanore S. Wells | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Eleanore S. Wells

Can something be awesome and horrific at the same time? Apparently, because that's what this was for me. I really hated the climbing part; it was much, much tougher than many of us imagined it would be. But it was more awesome than it was horrible.

Reaching New Heights in Peru: How One Woman Conquered a Mountain, Fear of Heights, Achy Joints and All

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Amy Schoenberger

I thought about the contaminated drinking water, the multiple flights, the steep, scary climbs, fear that I would hold back my much more athletic travel companions, the potential debilitating altitude sickness, and the list goes on.

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.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

Why Do People Climb Mountains?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Quora

Most of the mountains I've been on are ones where you "walk" to the top more than climb. You might need to support yourself with your hands here and there, and it might be quite steep, but I don't tend to visit the kind of mountains where you need a rope and a climbing-harness.

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.

Learning to Let Yourself Fear

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Kuntal Joisher

We often forget that fear and panic are not the same things; one is necessary to stay alive, and the other is not. Panic is actually dangerous, putting a person in a state of complete chaos, removing the ability to make sound life-saving decisions.

Learning to Cope: What Kilimanjaro Taught Me

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

We spent six days working toward spending about six minutes at that peak, but those six minutes gave me something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: confidence in my strength.

David Wood

'Isn't Losing An Eye Enough?' Battered Veterans Struggle To Restart Their Lives After War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Veterans Brian McPherson, Adele Loar and David Inbody (left to right) are part of a team training to climb Mount Whitney in September. (McPherson and ...

A Birds-Eye View of Small Business Risk: An Assessment From 12,000 Feet

Adrian Ballinger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Adrian Ballinger

Taking risks plays a substantial role in how I make my living. While I climb mountains chiefly for personal fulfillment, I also guide others up these ...