The echo of the massive avalanche that swept 16 climbers to their deaths last Sunday, April 18, while climbing through the Khumbu Icefall has been heard around the world. In recent years, Everest has become a flash point of incidents with more and more commercial climbing groups pushing for the summit of the peak to…

In the wake of the deadliest day in Everest’s climbing history, we’re rounding up of the best articles from around the web covering the developments in Nepal. We will continue to update this list. • The Kathmandu Post/Kantipur: Russian Roulette: The tragedy on Everest should serve as a lesson to make the mountain safer for local…

See our picks for the World’s Best Ski Towns. Skiing is a family sport. And if you learned to ski before the age of 16, your parents likely played a significant role in the process.  Needless to say, the sport is gear intensive and expensive. Still, the rewards of skiing are enough to motivate parents to…

The community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida welcomed Aleksander “Olek” Doba with a salute of gun shots, when he appeared on the horizon in his yellow kayak, OLO.  He has now crossed the Atlantic twice, this time on the route between the farthest points situated on the shores of Europe and the United States. The salute…

Sam Elias is a professional climber for The North Face. He has traveled all over the world for climbing. He recently returned from living in Morocco in a remote mountain village, developing new climbing and working with a humanitarian aid organization called the Atlas Cultural Foundation. He is @bookofsamuel on Instragram, Facebook, and Twitter.  His…

This week the tribe of adventure artists, athletes, and activists is gathering in Carbondale, Colorado, for the 7th annual 5Point Film Festival. The ever-evolving four-day event welcomes a broad and eclectic array of films and presenters to not only share their stories of exploration but inspire all those who attend to actively participate in the…

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Aleksander “Olek” Doba has made the first crossing of the Atlantic by its widest points. The ultimate goal of the expedition, however, is to be achieved in another 60 kilometers. Piotr Chmielinski, coordinator of the final stage of the transatlantic expedition, writes about this journey that will soon be accomplished. After more than five months…

Video: Jumpy, the Parkour Dog

We all think our dogs have superhero powers. Jumpy actually does. His human friend is not so bad, either.

See guided adventure trips from National Geographic Adventures. From the cockpit of my expedition kayak, I watch in awe as the stadium-sized iceberg 500 feet away starts to roll over. The Arctic air is dead silent as the immaculately polished white ice tilts in slow motion into the inky black sea. Hundreds of feet away…

Climber and mountain guide Melissa Arnot has summited Everest five times. She is attempting two more summits in the 2014 season. She and Dave Morton co-founded The Juniper Fund. Everest is a beautiful and sacred place. Anyone would be hard pressed to disagree with that sentiment. Each season an international community pops up with a…