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Mountain Climbing

Learning to Let Yourself Fear

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 ...

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...

Why A Sherpa Is Your Best Friend

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

What is a Sherpa exactly? As an experienced mountaineer, I can tell you that they are one of the best communities of people on the planet.

7 Extreme And Adventurous Vacations For The Manly-Man

JustLuxe | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today.

My Father Gave Me the Mountains, So I Will Climb Them

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

So, as I train for Everest, as I climb new mountains and face new challenges, I'll use every spare moment of my alone time to reflect on my father.

Astoria Characters: The Death Racers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Erin and Eldar have been competing in adventure races for nearly a decade, but this one, which is billed as 48 or so hell hours in the wilderness, will present them with their greatest challenge.

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.

Texas Ring Exacts Toll On Journalist Bull-Fighter

James M. Clash | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

(Photo by Andy Gregory, courtesy of Jim Clash) "Auto-racing, bull-fighting and mountain-climbing are the only real sports... all others are games."...

Why I Travel

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

I turned to my dad, the fellow adventurer in the family, who was leaning over me to see. "We're climbing that," I told him, and two years later, I am packing up my duffel to head back and make the climb.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

minube | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
minube

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?

Advocating for the Sherpas in Nepal

L. Brooks Entwistle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
L. Brooks Entwistle

he last ten days are marked by the most intense peaks and valleys of emotion I have ever felt. From horror of watching the bodies long lined out of the ice fall on Good Friday, to the still burning desire to climb the mountain a couple of days later superseded by the realization of the bigger picture around the long term need for change for the Sherpa community.

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'...

Being Extraordinary

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Each of us faces challenges every day, some great, some small. And the reality of life is that the challenges continue; even as one ends, the next seems to be waiting imminently in its wake.

Crowdfunding for Sherpas After the Everest Avalanche

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.

I'm Climbing Everest for a Cause

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

Yes, I know hundreds of people attempt to summit the highest point in the world every year, but I'd like to think my journey is special. I'm climbing in honor of my father for over a decade.

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

Emily Kelting | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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 04.23.2014 | 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...