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How Photography Made Me An Eternal Student

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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.

Colorado's Forgotten Wilderness: How Gas Leases in the Thompson Divide Gave Locals a New Backyard

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.12.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.

High Flying Adventure

Mark Sissons | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Clinging like a giant gecko to the sheer face of a giant rock slab, I reckon there's no better time to practice mind over matter. I'm still only midway through what has been dubbed the wildest new outdoor adventure in North America.

Protecting the Places We Climb

Phil Powers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Phil Powers

Outdoor recreation employs 6.1 million Americans, and the sector is growing about 5 percent annually. Conservation and access for recreation, including climbing, biking, hiking, and fishing make this economic impact possible.

The World's Most Amazing Hikes

The Active Times | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Take the back way. See the complete list of the World's Most Amazing Hikes How about seeing the jagged spikes of ...

Pinnacles Rocks: One of California's Best Kept Secrets

Mike Sweeney | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

There's an incredible diversity of nature in California, and we now have more national parks than any other state to prove it. There is really no better place to experience all the central coast has to offer than at Pinnacles National Park.

Embracing the Hole and War

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

If I wanted to be normal I would not have joined the Army in the first place, so why would I want it coming home?

Lesson To Freshmen: ‘Fear Is OK'

TheDAOnline.com | Bryan Bumgardner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though she’s climbed mountains on every continent, world famous climber Alison Levine can now call herself a Mountaineer. Levine came to West V...

Conquering Angel's Landing

Steve Hart | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Steve Hart

I grabbed hold of the first set of chains and completely froze.

California Climbing With Maria Morales

Zach Dean | Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Maria Morales is an awesome climber and a kick ass climbing instructor. She has been climbing all over the US since 2001 and helping noobs like me get into the sport since 2007.

Mountaineering For Dummies In California

Rachel Stern | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Rachel Stern

Having backpacked extensively, I assumed climbing the 14,162 foot Mt. Shasta -- about a 4.5 hour drive from San Francisco -- would not be that hard. Yet while I grasped a rickety boulder around 12,000 feet, pummeled in the face by fierce snow-laced winds of 40 mph and shouting obscenities, I reconsidered that.

Extreme Sports Writer Falls To His Death

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.05.2012 | Los Angeles

An extreme-sports journalist who faced danger head-on again and again tragically died on a rugged climb Sunday. Michael J. Ybarra, an experienced m...