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Even after all the magazine covers and films, Alex Honnold still lives in his van—though now it’s hooked up with solar power. And last week Alex and fellow climber Cedar Wright departed on a solar-focused adventure for Sufferfest 2—a month of biking, camping, and climbing through the Southwest that will culminate in bringing solar power to Navajo…

In the information age it’s difficult to imagine isolated locations where cell phone service and common electrical sockets are non-existent. Yet deep in the base of the Grand Canyon neither exists, however technology does not entirely fail us. Over the years scientists have managed to manipulate light in clever ways, which allows us to transmit…

Text by Mary Anne Potts; Video still courtesy of First Ascent Update: The team made it to the summit May 19 at 8 a.m. Kathmandu time. Watch the video. Any hour now, weather permitting, mountaineers Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, and other members of the First Ascent team will take on the summit of Everest. And…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Au revoir trains, bon jour…bird traffic? Swiss pilot Yves Rossy crossed the English Channel propelled by a self-designed jetpack strapped to his back after jumping out of a plane at 8,000 feet. How did “Fusionman”  steer his eight-foot wingspan the 22 miles from France to…

A look at the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Talk about summer sun: Two young Brits traversing Greenland by sled and ski saw their first sunset since April, 105 days and more than 1,000 miles into what could be the longest fully unsupported polar expedition. How are the 19- and 21-year-olds keeping friends posted?…