Category archives for Video

The 2013 adventure film festival season came to a grand finale the Banff Mountain Book & Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The producers of the many great works of literature and cinema created took center stage to receive awards for their tremendous accomplishments. There in the spotlight before the thunderous applause of a grateful audience the…

Photograph courtesy Universal PicturesSANCTUM EXTREME ADVENTURE CONTEST: Share your best adventure story and photo for a chance to win great prizes! Find out more here.Alister Grierson, director of the new adventure film Sanctum, had never donned flippers and an oxygen tank before he signed on to join 3-D pioneers James Cameron and Andrew Wight's underwater…

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…

Today we take a closer look at one of the primary objectives of the Pangaea Himalayan Expedition—real-time physiological monitoring and research conducted by experts from the Mayo Clinic’s Extreme Environmental Human Performance Program. Mayo researcher Andy Miller and Dr. Bryan Taylor as they discuss the monitoring methods being used on the expedition and the rationale…

The Pangaea Expedition team treks from Payu onto the Baltoro Glacier and beyond—to basecamp at Concordia, where they are rewarded with amazing views of the mighty K2. June 7, 2010 Rest Day at Payu Today is a rest day, so we begin with a late breakfast at 8 a.m. After breakfast, the Mayo clinic team…

On the first leg of the trip, Mike Horn and his expedition team travel from Islamabad to Skardu, then navigate Pakistan’s treacherous, narrow mountain roads to Askole. From Askole onward, the remainder of the journey will be traveled by foot. June 1, 2010 Arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan Everyone arrived safely in Islamabad. Mike and the…

Follow South African explorer Mike Horn and his expedition team as they trek through Pakistan's Karakoram Valley high in the Himalayas. The Pangaea Project (PAN Global Adventure for Environmental Action) is a four-year exploration spanning the globe initiated by South African explorer Mike Horn in 2008. The project was devised by Horn as a way…

Do you have what it takes to help quell one of nature's fiercest forces, an adventure rated #22 on our Best American Adventures list? In this video, National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen provides incredible imagery of what it's like to be inside a wild fire. It's a dangerous, dirty, deadly job. If that's a little…

Geology regularly blows us away—just check out the crazy rock formations Chris Sharma ascends in this video. Addicted to bouldering, deep-water soloing, and sport climbing, the Santa Cruz native spends 11 months a year in exotic locales, dangling off incredible hunks of rock sculpted by centuries of erosion. "Climbing is about finding beautiful things in…

Even if you never attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival, you can still enjoy the winning films in their tour, which is in global mode right now. Our personal favorite is the Radical Reels, a special tour that complements the festival's more cultural films with dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, mountain…

It used to be, if you wanted to see the most extreme places on Earth, you'd have to wait for folks like Jacques Cousteau to head out with film crews, big cameras, reels of tape, and limited power. Then they'd hit the editing room and emerge, months later, with a final product. Then, you'd have…

Teva, makers of active-sandals and sandal-like shoes, and clothing to go with your sandal-like-shoes for things like…I don't know…canyoneering, has found an unlikely spokesperson in Gavin McInnes. McInnes is best known for being the founder of Vice magazine, a publication centered around (in no particular order): skinny jeans, plaid, urban decay, punk rock, drug use,…

While most of us struggle to parallel park our cars, Terry Mercer, the helicopter pilot in the video above, is landing his ride on a jagged rock pinnacle in order to save injured climbers. Mercer is a pilot for the Utah Department of Public Safety and has a combined 34 years of flying experience, including…

Here's the latest video dispatch from Alone in the Wild's Ed Wardle, now in week 4 of his solitary survival experiment. Ed found the perfect, breezy camp at Tin Cup Lake — much better for avoiding the bears. Now it's time to build his new shelter. On July 3rd, 2009 Ed Wardle was flown into the wild…

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Exclusive – Behind the Scenes – Ed Viesturs www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Tasers Ed Viesturs is one prepared dude. After writer (and sometime ADVENTURE contributor) Nick Sylvester asks the famous mountaineer to switch green rooms behind the scenes of The Colbert Report, Ed…

Text and video by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro. There are heaps of video sharing services, but for practical purposes it comes down to two, YouTube and Vimeo, and there’s a clear choice between them. 1. YouTube If you want access to bazillions of viewers and are willing to sacrifice resolution, uploading to YouTube is…

Text by Laura Buckley We now have 40 Wild Chronicles videos, hosted by National Geographic's own Boyd Matson, up on our site. In each episode, top explorers and field scientists traverse the globe, from Antarctica to Iceland, to report on the state of the natural world. One of our favorites is "Antarctic Orca Hunting"—not because we particularly enjoy watching…

Dave Hahn, Melissa Arnot, and Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Everest with incredible speed on May 23 at 6:40 a.m., Everest time! Congratulations Team Hahn! See the latest video dispatch >>

At about 8 a.m. Kathmandu time, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Jake Norton, John Griber, and Gerry Moffat radioed Everest Base Camp from 29,035 feet, the highest possible place on Earth. "We're standing at the top of the world," declared Peter Whittaker, clearly overjoyed to have joined his uncle, Jim, the first American to summit peak,…

Stalled and shocked by the tragic avalanche through the Khumbu Icefall route, Ed Viesturs and the First Ascent team have been at base camp for about a week, “and that’s probably three days longer than we had originally anticipated.” The group had originally planned their summit push for tomorrow, but a combination of bad weather…

Text by Andrea Minarcek, see more Top 10 lists After years on the fringes, parkour finally seems like it is breaking into the mainstream. Training camps and local groups are popping up all over the country, and suddenly the impossible—i.e. leaping across buildings in a single bound—seems possible. L’art du déplacement (the art of movement), as…

Text by Andrea Minarcek, see more Top 10 listsRankings by Robert Earle Howells, Jim Gorman, and the editors For our 10th anniversary issue (April/May 2009, on newsstands now) we drew on a decade of experience to find the 50 best adventure trips—in our own spectacular backyard. Heli-skiing, surfing, climbing, pedaling, and paddling excursions across the…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. We know. We know what you’re thinking: What in the heck do cutesy animal videos have to do with ADVENTURE? Well, in our defense, baby animals are synonymous with spring and they love the outdoors. That's just a fact. And after last week’s spring-fever-prompted Top 10…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Here at National Geographic ADVENTURE, we have very scientific means of measuring the changing of the seasons. So how, you ask, do we know spring is here? One glance out our Manhattan office windows, down into Bryant Park, tells us all we need to know. As…

Aron Ralston is a smart guy. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a former desk jockey at Intel, the Colorado-based climber is best known for a gruesome feat of engineering: severing his own arm below the elbow to free himself from a boulder in Utah's Bluejohn Canyon. But six years after becoming a media…