Archives for January, 2011

Introducing National Geographic Adventures Guided Tours

Photograph courtesy of National Geographic Adventures Today National Geographic announced a new line of guided tours called National Geographic Adventures. These trips are more active and more affordable than their Expeditions trips. Partnered with Mountain Travel Sobek, the 11 new itineraries speak for themselves. Basically if you like adventure, you could get pretty seriously excited…

Restrepo: Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington Receive an Oscar Nomination For Best Documentary

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington for the Academy Award nomination for their documentary Restrepo. We spoke to Junger this summer about his deployment in Afghanistan's Korenga Valley, known as the deadliest place in Afghanistan at the time. Here is a look at the interview, again.Filmmakers Sebastian Junger (left) and Tim Hetherington…

Steve Casimiro’s 2011 Gear Forecast – Technical Fabrics, Avalanche Packs, Lighter Footwear, and Pastel Colors

By Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of Adventure Journal. See more of Casimiro's gear recommendations in our must-have gear gallery >> After five days in Utah at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in search of the best new products from 800 brands and 18,000 attendees, I returned home with a swag count of two pairs…

Video: Kayak Over a Waterfall, Ulitmate Adventure Bucket List

Video by Aurora Photos Attempting a new waterfall record in a kayak requires a lot of scouting, an acceptance that you’ll probably get at least a little hurt, and, perhaps most important, an unquestionable belief in one’s own immortality. And yet, in recent years, waterfalls have proven an irresistible, if dangerous, frontier for young-gun pro…

Biking Legend Danny MacAskill: “I have always looked at the world as a giant playground” (Video)

Danny MacAskill – "Way Back Home" from dave on Vimeo. By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph courtesy Danny MacAskill In 2009, Danny MacAskill was a 23-year-old Scottish kid working in a bike repair shop while spending his free time doing rather extraordinary stunts on two wheels in the scenic cities and countryside of Northern Britain. Then he…

Free Climbers Take on Patagonia’s Cerro Pollone – Plus Get a Look at the Gear in Their Packs

Photographs courtesy of Scott Bennett and Blake Herrington With its mind-blowing geography and a robust legacy of climbing lore, Patagonia has long lured adventurers from around the world to experience the rugged yet relatively accessible wilderness. That said, there are still firsts to be had. Next week climbers Scott Bennett and Blake Herrington will begin…

The Wild Within TV Host Steven Rinella on Adventuring to Eat (Video)

What if you could use your philosophy toward food to fuel a life of adventure? And we don’t mean digging around in your veggie garden. How about hunting octopus off Maui, crabbing in Alaska, or even gathering snails in San Francisco’s sprawling Golden Gate Park? For consummate outdoorsman Steven Rinella adventuring to eat is a…

Legendary Kayaker Hendri Coetzee Honored With Sunset River Memorial in Uganda

 By Andrew Tolve; Photograph courtesy Chris Korbulic  The Itanda Falls in eastern Uganda are a treacherous, quarter-mile run of rapids lined by dense jungle and heaving with Class VI whitewater from top to bottom. Hendri Coetzee, the South African kayaker killed by a crocodile on the Lukuga River in December 2010, considered this “big water kayaking in…

Top Five Adventures: Skier Alison Gannett’s Favorite Ski Spots

By Alison Gannett; Photograph of Alison Gannett at work gear testing for Patagonia in Crested Butte's Teocalli Bowl. If your profession is "world champion extreme skier," you are required to suss out the world's ultimate ski spots just put in a day's work. Sounds rough. But even if your day-to-day life isn't devoted to finding…

Surfing Photographer Chris Burkard on Capturing That Incredible Shot (Photos)

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photographs courtesy of Chris Burkhard What were you doing when you were 24 years old? While most people are entering the work force or moving into their first apartments, photographer Chris Burkard is winning the Red Bull Illume contest. The Illume is a yearly competition that endeavors to choose the best action…