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Mountain Climbing

How A 60-Year-Old Suburbanite Found Herself Atop Mount Kilimanjaro

Emily Kelting | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Emily Kelting

My dream of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro almost ended an hour after the push for the top began.

A Breast Cancer Journey: Pink Lemonade

Kathy Jackoway | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Jackoway

I was out on a local trail five days after my surgery, and two weeks after, I climbed 10,069-foot Mt. Baldy. I climbed it again two weeks after my oophorectomy, because that's what I do on Sundays. It was also my way of flipping the bird to breast cancer.

What Do You Mean Women Can't?

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Reports have appeared about the fight women had to undertake so that women's ski jumping could become an Olympic event. Unfortunately, the history of women in sports has been fraught with the refrain that women "can't."

Amazing Photos of Torres del Paine

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Like Radiohead, peanut butter and Jennifer Lawrence, some things are popular for a reason. Nestled into the center of Chile's expansive Patagonian region rests Torres del Paine, one the most iconic and coveted national parks of the entire Patagonian region.

My Mount Everest Story

Kenneth Kamler | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Kenneth Kamler

When clouds pass through, climbers have to stop and wait until they can see where to put their feet. Climbers unrope for this most dangerous part because the slopes are so sheer, a slip would be a free fall.

Hikers Rescued After Triggering Avalanche

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Crime

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Two hikers who triggered an avalanche on Mount Washington that carried them 800 feet over rocks, cliffs and ice were r...

So High Above The Clouds

Posted 12.28.2013 | Travel

There is high… and then there’s sky-high. While airplane window seats give us spectacular views from above, there are places in the world that...

Filming Denali

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Cat del Valle Castellanos

This June, the National Outdoor Leadership School's Expedition Denali set out to climb the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley. The group aimed to inspire minorities to get active and get outdoors. Andy Adkins, pro-filmmaker and novice climber, was there to capture the journey.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

13 Adventurous Hiking Tales

Maptia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Maptia

From the inaugural Storytelling Theme on Maptia, we bring you the inspiring tales of thirteen mountainous adventures from all over the world. You can see them laid out on the map below.

Kid Plans To Scale Massive Mountain For Inspiring Cause

Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles

A Southern Californian youngster is planning to climb to the top of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua to help raise money for boys who can't climb, or even ...

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
minube

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

Touching the Roof of the World

Fathom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Fathom

When everyone else is beating the path from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you'll be heading north to Ladakh, near the border of Tibet, for an altogether different side of India. High up here in the Himalayas, life really slows down.

Looking Up (Day 11)

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We cranked out 10.2 miles today; I can tell you that dragging two-and-a-half times your body weight for seven hours is a bit of a workout. It felt colder than the numbers suggested, though thankfully the wind stayed at our backs all day.

Ski Mountaineering: An Introduction

Liftopia | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

Why would anyone give up the happy comforts of chairlift-assisted skiing for this gem of an experience? Simple: Earning your turns makes them taste better, no matter how crap the snow. Skiing becomes a way of interacting with a mountain rather than just using it as a ramp.

Two NYC Rock Climbers Rescued Dangling Off Adirondack Cliff

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

HAGUE, N.Y. -- HAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Two rock climbers from New York City have had an outing to remember: They spent hours in the dark dangling from ro...

Climbing Major Mountains - For the Rest of Us

Maile Keone | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

To get an idea of what it takes to prepare for a climb up Everest or for any other advanced trek, here is a sample of the things that some guide services expect you to do before even hitting basecamp.

WATCH: Climber Makes UNBELIEVABLE Find

weather.com | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weird News

A French climber stumbled upon a box filled with precious gems worth hundreds of thousands of dollars....

ReThink Review: The Summit - A Lethal Mountain's Deadliest Day

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Of the 300 climbers who made it to the top of K2, one quarter of them died on the way down -- and that's not counting the ones who died on the way up.

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...

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

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.

7 of America's Best Summits for Beginners

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Anyone who's spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You're a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and jagged cliff lines consume your gaze. You wipe a bead of sweat off your brow as you climb. Then a final boost of adrenaline takes you to the top.

Beyond Labels and Limitations

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Suza Scalora

Chris Waddell's motto is "It's not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you," and he lives his words.

Mount Fuji Welcomes Climbers

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Mount Fuji officially opened for its two-month-long climbing season Monday, with hiking enthusiasts flocking to the mountain to participate in rituals...