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Over the past nine years, the REEL ROCK Film Tour has been gaining speed to reach some 100,000+ moviegoers in 35 countries and a huge online audience. This year’s tour will pick up serious momentum with Sender Films‘ highly anticipated feature film Valley Uprising. The 90-minute documentary examines Yosemite National Park’s 60-year legacy of revolutionary rock climbing and thriving counterculture.…

Anyone who thinks that the climbing of Denali is a picnic is badly mistaken. –Hudson Stuck, one of the first four men to reach the summit of Denali on June 7, 1913 On June 8, a team of 14 climbers, skiers, and friends—myself included—set out from Talkeetna into the Alaska Range with the intent of…

Max Lowe received a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to document social change in Nepal’s Khumbu region alongside our 2012 Everest Expedition. The expedition is being covered live on the National Geographic magazine May edition iPad app. Read Max’s previous Everest dispatches. As darkness fell on my last night at Everest Base Camp, with it…

Photograph by Eric Berger, Red Bull Illume Which photo is your favorite from this year's collection of Red Bull Illume adventure photo contest winners? Here's one of ours from the "New Creativity" category. Click through to see the photo gallery >> About the ShotThis image was captured in a snowmobile-access backcountry area just south of…

Photograph by Chris Burkard, Red Bull Illume Which photo is your favorite from this year's collection of Red Bull Illume adventure photo contest winners? Here's one of ours from the "Illumination" category. Click through to see the photo gallery >> About the Shot It was a last-minute decision to go to Chile. We sat in…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endp; Photographs and video by Mickey Smith An often overlooked fact of adventure is that outdoor photographers are often the same calibre of athlete as the men and women they capture on film. From the early Himalayan masterpieces of the Italian mountain maestro Vittorio Sella to Ansel Adams’ striking portraits of the…

  By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Dove Shore, Redbull Photofiles. See more surfing photos of Maya Gabeira >> In her short, but brilliant career, Brazilian big-wave surfer and a 2009 Adventurer of the Year Maya Gabeira has made very few missteps. Discounting the slew of broken noses she has sustained, she is a four-time Billabong…

On Monday Andrew Skurka finished his epic Alaska-Yukon Expedition, covering 4,700+ miles and finishing a few weeks early, even! We'll hear more from him later in the week. Until then, here are some of his initial thoughts on finishing. Check out our photo gallery with highlights from the expedition. THOUGHTS ON FOOD? After six months…

"Portraits of India on Two-Wheels – Images by Gregg Bleakney Five years ago I made a choice to go car-free in favor of using a bicycle as my primary source of mobility. Since then, every time I saddle up, I’m 100 percent thrilled to be living this two-wheeled lifestyle. But…what if I didn’t have this…

Climb with the world’s best alpinists and you’ll end up seeing the planet’s most beautiful, least visited places, such as China's Minya Konka massif. Climb with a bunch of actors and musicians on Kilimanjaro to draw attention to the global clean water crisis and you’re going to be number one on Twitter. Climber-photographer Jimmy Chin,…

A high-tech mapping project canvasses the African bush The lioness coughed, and Mark Eveleigh looked up from his laptop. There were seven of them, 400 pounds each—that’s 2,800 pounds of feline—staring right at him. Eveleigh was in northern Uganda helping create a map of Africa, and like so many before him, he was risking his…

Text by Caroline Hirsch In the early universe, only 300 million years after the Big Bang, the first stars form from clouds of gas drawn together by the gravity of the mysterious substance called dark matter. See more photos below. All images courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History We are all made of…

This photo was taken by Denver ADVENTURE fan Lori Debardelaben using a Canon Power Shot SX200IS. We in the edit office were pretty envious of the fun these folks were having as they climbed the limestone cliffs, plunging into the ocean below, as needed.  Check in daily to see other featured reader photos in our…

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photograph by Bobby Model Iran, right now, is the breaking news story, with hundreds of thousands of students taking the streets to protest the elections yesterday and, likely, today. There were beatings, mob violence, cars aflame…and lots and lots of tweets. Plenty of news agencies are just now latching onto this…

Digital cameras are better—and cheaper—than ever before. But as Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley discovers, for a traveling, photo-hobbyist, film still rules (and isn’t as expensive as you think). Photographs and Text by Ryan Bradley First things first: I’m not a professional photographer. For the past six months I have been taking photographs on film—not exclusively,…

Photograph courtesy of Ami Vitale Photographer Ami Vitale has motored the highest pass in Kashmir, dodged rampaging elephants in India, and photographed the spirit lions of Tanzania. She has tracked snow leopard in Nepal and watched sea lion clubbing in Oregon. But until recently Vitale, one of our favorite photographers (and ADVENTURE contributors), had never…

The weather has broken on Everest and after 12 long days of waiting, Ed Viesturs and the First Ascent team are making a move. They left base camp about fifteen hours ago and should be getting close to Camp 2 by now. “I’m a little bit nervous,” admitted Melissa Arnot, who is trying to become…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Alpine-style climbing is a preparation game. Gear must be checked and re-checked, camps must be made and stocked on different levels of a mountain, the body must acclimatize to altitude and the mind must steel itself against cold, fatigue and fear. No one knows this better than the men and women…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo  Approaching a high mountain is a tricky process. It must be undertaken with great care in order to ensure that climbers will be both physically and mentally prepared when they push into the lethal 8,000-meter realm. With that in mind, the First Ascent team has split up into three separate groups…

Photographs by Jake Norton It's an all-star team on an epic journey: Four of the planet's most accomplished mountaineers—Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, David Hahn, and Melissa Arnot—will attempt to climb to the rooftop of the world this spring. The expedition, sponsored by Eddie Bauer's First Ascent Clothing and Gear Line, began its ascent on March 30.…

Photographs courtesy of Farid Belbachir/ZSL/OPNA A Wildlife Conservation Society-supported survey of the Sahara has captured the first camera-trap photographs of the critically endangered Saharan cheetah in Algeria. The photographs were taken as part of the first systematic camera trap survey across the central Sahara, covering an area of 2,800 square kilometres (1,081 square miles). "The…

Photographer Ben Horton, 25, reflects on 60 days dogsledding across Ellesmere Island with Will Steger and five other young explorers for Global Warming 101’s second expedition. Text and photographs by Ben Horton The contrast of coming home from Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Artic reminds me of a light switch being thrown on in the…

Text and photos by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro The forecast calls for 45 knot winds this afternoon, but here at Hapuku Lodge on the northeast coast of New Zealand’s South Island, it’s calm and cool, a gorgeous Indian summer day resting over this extraordinary location. As the Southern Hemisphere slides from fall into winter,…