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A Grand Adventure: Skiing and Climbing the Grand Teton

On June 16, 1971, Bill Briggs stood alone atop Wyoming’s 13,770-foot Grand Teton, one of the most iconic peaks in North America. He surveyed his surroundings, saw a storm gathering in the distance, and quickly clicked into his 210-centimeter fiberglass K2 skis. Then, he skied off the summit and into history. Four hours later, when…

What It Takes to Climb and Ski the Grand Teton

At 13,770 craggy feet in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, the Grand Teton is an icon. Mention you’re tackling it, and climbers’ eyes light up. It’s not the tallest nor hardest mountain, but it delivers every component of a classic adventure: 7,000 feet of elevation gain, technical climbing, dramatic exposure, thrilling rappels, and breathtaking views.…

Winning the Dakar: Marc Coma on Motorcycling 3,100 Miles Across South America

Photograph by Marcelo Maragni, Red Bull Content Pool We usually don’t pay much attention to motor races, but the Dakar is not just any race. Originally known as the Dakar Rally and tracing a wilderness path from Paris to Senegal, it has long been known as one of the grandest, and most dangerous motor races…

The Ice Vikings: How to Climb Icebergs in the North Atlantic

By Tom Prigg; Photographs by Ben McMillen Five friends and I decided to drive 40 hours each way from Pittsburgh to Newfoundland, Canada, to climb icebergs. So we loaded up a short school bus bought and modified by our teammate Ryan Hostetter and headed out, complete with a jet ski in tow. The destination was…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Andrew Will Take Your Questions Now…

Adventurer Andrew Skurka has now been skiing, snowshoeing, and trekking for almost two months of his 4,700-mile expedition through Alaska and the Yukon. When he's done in October, he will have crossed through six U.S. national parks and two Canadian national parks, floated some of North America's wildest rivers, and hiked the Alaska and Brooks…

Adventure Filmmaking: Climber-Artist Renan Ozturk (Part I)

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…

Barefoot Running: Vibram Wants Your Digits

Text by Christian Camerota There’s a budding idea that running shoes may be tricking our feet, and that sometimes training barefoot is a better option. Since 2001, a growing amount of research suggests that the various airs and bars and gels found in running shoes may actually be overinsulating our feet from the rigors of…

More Adventure, Less Money: 10 Tips For More Affordable Travel Now

Cheaper travel doesn't have to mean putting your dream destination on hold. Now more than ever, outfitters and lodge owners will work to deliver the trip of a lifetime–at a price you can afford. In our June/July 2009 issue, contributing editor Kimberly Brown Seely reveals ten ways to capitalize on the new economy of adventure.…