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Exploring the Birthplace of Sport Climbing in Europe’s Grandest Canyon

Try to imagine falling off the very top of the Empire State Building. You fall six stories, crash into your friend who is hanging out of a window trying to catch you, drop another story, break your ankle, and still have the wherewithal—and strength—to grab hold of a windowsill. Now imagine, as you hang onto…

Freedom to Move: Living Among the Greater Yellowstone Migrations

I love to think about the ever-evolving mixture of science, adventure, and conservation in the West. Old-school science is being combined with current-day media to reach the people that care—and who didn’t care. That’s my gig. I’m trained in wildlife biology and not in photography, but work as a photographer to tell wildlife and science…

Utah by Dirt: Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

For Utah by Dirt, four friends find as much Utah adventure as possible accessed by dirt roads. Follow their story on The Adventurists blog. The beautiful inner workings of the desert began to reveal themselves to us the more we kept on pedaling. As we grew tired in the heat, under the brutal mid-day sun, we…

Upcoming Film: Valley Uprising – Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution

Update: Valley Uprising just won the grand prize at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Congrats to all the climbers who shared their stories and the team at Sender Films. 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…

Denali’s Oldest Summiteer Shares How “His Mountain” Has Changed

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…

Everest 2012: Max Lowe on Leaving Everest Base Camp

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…

Adventure Photography: About the Shot – Skiing Whistler, British Columbia

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…

Adventure Photography: About the Shot – Surfing Buchupero, Chile

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…

Adventure Photography: Tips From a Top Surfing Photographer (Photos)

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…

Big-Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira on Fear, Beauty, and Her Favorite Surfing Spot

  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…