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Aid Worker in Nepal: “Now Is the Calm Before the Storm”

David Darg’s work in Nepal was mainly focused in the Sindhupalchowk district, which is the area said to be hardest hit by the quake. He also spent several days working in Bhaktapur. Every major earthquake has its own complex set of challenges. I’ve been leading relief efforts in the days following big quakes for years. Sichuan, China,…

Climbers’ Relief Strategy Brings Jobs, Aid to Nepal’s Remote Villages

Seventeen-year-old Matt Moniz of Boulder, Colorado, was attempting his Himalayan climbing season goals when the earthquake and avalanche hit. Here he explains how his team has converted their expedition into a relief mission. Follow his updates here. The sun sets as we’re driving west through fields of rice toward the mountainous Manaslu region, home of the Gurkhas,…

Rock Climber/Nurse in Nepal: “The Outlook is Bleak”

It’s an unnerving feeling when solid ground ceases to be such. As I sprawled out on floor in front of the baggage carousel number two, my head rested on my carry-on bag. The metal drum of my stethoscope protruded uncomfortably from the depths of the bag, marring my attempts at sleep. I was trying in…

How Outdoor Gear Companies Helped Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

There’s something to be said for the outdoor industry: We have a lot of heart. Generally speaking, people are in this business because they love the outdoors and are passionate about creating products to enhance their adventures. And in my experience, it seems passionate people are caring people. So when Hurricane Sandy delivered a powerful…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Branson Goes on Hunger Strike For Darfur

Over the weekend, Sir Richard Branson, recipient of ADVENTURE’s lifetime achievement award, began a three-day hunger fast for Darfur. Following on the heels of Mia Farrow’s 12-day hunger strike, Branson decided to take up the cause in order to pressure the local government to allow international aid groups back into refugee camps. Branson has seen the…