Emily Nuchols

About a year ago, I made the wild and—now that I look back at it—very wise decision to pack up my belongings and point my Subaru north. A few weeks earlier, my friends at Sweetgrass Productions had invited me to spend the winter in a place called “Valhalla,” otherwise known to mere mortals as Nelson, British Columbia.…

The KUZI Project is a 500-mile, self-supported stand-up paddle boarding and kite boarding journey up the coast of East Africa. Photographer-filmmaker Seth Warren and his good friend South African adventurer Kirk Hollis will travel a stretch of the Indian Ocean coastline—from Pemba, Mozambique to Zanzibar, Tanzania—that is world renowned for its wildlife, marine life, and…

When we think of the Colorado River, we think of its power and its beauty, running from the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and twisting, turning, and splashing through seven western states and two countries. The Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon—a symbol as iconic to the United States as the bald eagle or…

“The Amur River is a vivid reminder of the rich biodiversity an untamed river can support. We are excited to support this brave team of Young Explorers grantees in exploring this important ecosystem, in true National Geographic fashion.” —Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of National Geographic’s Expeditions Council In May, four women will embark on a…

  Wild Love with Sara Close from Jenny Nichols on Vimeo. “Never once have I felt like I live in a snapshot of a moment. We’re meant to move, we’re meant to dance, and we’re meant to fall over. Humans have some amazing resiliency.” This is the story of one young woman’s experience with the…

Wild Love: Timmy O’Neill from Andy Maser on Vimeo. “I am love. In order for me to perceive love, I have to be love, I have to emanate love…” I first met Timmy O’Neill in the packed aisle of a trade show. I was wearing a salmon suit and we chest-bumped our way onto the…

Wild Love: Krissy Moehl from Andy Maser on Vimeo. Learn more about Krissy Moehl in the video Fringe Elements: Ultrarunning and Five Tips For Runners Hitting the Trail. See our Running Guide for training tips, gear, more. Krissy Moehl is an ultra-distance trail runner—meaning the longer the run, the better. But for a woman who…

Wild Love: Jake Norton & Wende Valentine from Andy Maser on Vimeo. I first met Wende Valentine at Mountainfilm in Telluride in 2011. I had just a spark of an idea about capturing stories that explore the threads of love, loss, and passion for adventure in the outdoor community. Wende was living a story of…

In October of 2011, Conrad Anker (now on Everest with our team), Renan Ozturk, and Jimmy Chincompleted a historic first ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. This was Anker’s third attempt at the climb, Ozturk and Chin’s second. The three-person climbing team had last climbed and suffered on the…

Mark Richey and Steve Swenson are alpinists of the old breed: adventurers with successful careers and busy family lives who stalk the world’s most elusive summits on their vacations. At 53 and 57 years old, respectively, the two friends were lured to the Indian Karakoram frontier last July for one more objective: the first ascent…