Category archives for Action Sports

Behind the Shot: Big-Wave Surfer Mark Healey Catches a Monster Wave at Teahupoo

Learn how the photographer got the shot and see more images like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery: http://on.natgeo.com/i3409T Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment? Mark Healey: I was thinking that falling wasn’t an option! A: Tell us about this wave? What was it like to ride it? M.H.: This wave…

Felix Baumgartner Named People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year – Interview

“I’ve come to realize we all crave inspiration…. People really aren’t that jaded and cynical after all. When we can bring people along to share adventures, they are moved, and the result is amazing. The best part is that one inspiration will trigger the next. That’s how we all keep moving forward.” —Felix Baumgartner, 2013 People’s…

Risky Business: Life Insurance for Climbers

With contributions from Doug Colwell Nothing shouts middle age quite like shopping for life insurance. But there I was, answering questions about my height, weight, smoking … and then came the dreaded question: “Have you climbed in the last three years…?” I quickly try to run the numbers. “In the last three years…?” Stalling, I…

Livin’ Tiny: Five Skiers Chase Powder From a Mobile House

I had said I wasn’t going to film skiing and snowboarding anymore.  After getting caught in an avalanche, while making moves for the camera, I was tired of watching my friends and brothers risk their lives for the lens (and doing so myself).  However, when I got word that my brother, Zack, was going to…

Grand Canyon Float #6: Piloting Whitewater

Keep it straight and square up for the big hits! Often times, piloting a fully loaded, monstrous raft through Grand Canyon whitewater is as simple as that. Our craft are far from hot rods—they measure in at 16 or 18 feet long, are fully loaded, and are powered by a single oarsman. To make it…

Highliner Andy Lewis and the World’s Top BASE Jumpers Take On Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Tower

Despite his recent fame over the past year, highliner and BASE jumper Andy Lewis knows there’s still a lot for him to learn in these extremely dangerous sports. Worldwide recognition from his appearance dancing on a slackline with Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show put this wild-haired daredevil squarely on the map. But…

3 Adventurers Kayak the Sea of Cortez – Photos

Last January, extreme kayakers Tyler Bradt and Erik Boomer and polar explorer/adventure extraordinaire Sarah McNair-Landry set out to navigate 450 kilometers across the Sea of Cortez. Utilizing the prevailing northerly winds, they sailed their kayaks as much as possible, paddling through calms, waiting out storms, and interacting with the abundant (and sometimes territorial) wildlife along…

Wings of Kilimanjaro: Prepping to Paraglide Down Africa’s Tallest Mountain – Part 2

This summer, a small international team scouted a route up Kilimanjaro for a paragliding attempt off the mountain, planned for February 2013. Award-winning adventure travel writer Jayme Moye reports in this two-part series. Read Part 1 Our team takes seven days, longer than most people spend hiking up Kilimanjaro, to reach the summit. We have…

Greg Long Surfs a 40-Ft Wave at Pico Alto, Peru – Incredible Photo

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >> “For me, there is no more exhilarating feeling than being in the ocean when it’s in its wildest state,” says big-wave surfer Greg Long, seen here on a 40-foot wave in the final heat of the Billabong Big Wave World Tour…

Reel Rock Film Tour: The World’s Best Climbers Take It to the Next Level

During the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market the action movie makers at Sender Films treated a VIP audience to a sneak preview of their signature production the Reel Rock Film Tour. With four features, each over 20 minutes, this seventh edition of the program includes appearances by a few of the top names in climbing…