Kat Long

of National Geographic Adventure

Kat Long is an associate producer for National Geographic Adventure. Her science and history features have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Slate and other digital and print publications.

How to Hike the Backcountry With Your Furry Best Friend

On his multiweek hikes through Utah’s canyon country, Ace Kvale always brings his custom GPS, or Genghis Positioning System, also known as his dog, an Australian blue heeler named Genghis Khan. “He’s always very solid, always there, but never in the way. A really good partner at all times,” says Kvale, a longtime adventure photographer…

Veterans Walk 2,700 Miles to Help Their Own

“As we walked toward the ocean, I knew my wife, daughter, and sister were waiting at the finish line,” Anthony Anderson remembers. “The walk was over, and now it was about putting my money where my mouth was. I kept thinking, ‘I really wish we weren’t done.’ ” Anderson’s journey had started 155 days before,…

What Went Wrong on Everest This Season

Garrett Madison had high hopes for the 2016 climbing season on Mount Everest. The veteran mountaineering guide, who is president and founder of Madison Mountaineering in Seattle, had survived the devastating avalanche at Everest Base Camp, triggered by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked the Himalayas on April 25, 2015. At least 20 other climbers…