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Video: She Climbs Like a Girl—and It’s Awesome

You probably remember UK-based climber Hazel Findlay from our recent National Geographic magazine story, Impossible Rock, where a team of climbers went to Oman to test the country’s deepwater soloing. Some of the photos from that assignment, captured by Jimmy Chin, became instant classics. You may also have seen Findlay featured in the Reel Rock film…

Navigations: Last Stand in Tasmania

Read Mark Jenkins’s previous “Navigations” essays. I’m crawling on my hands and knees through a labyrinth of limbs when it occurs to me that a hundred years ago, this was the haunt of the Tasmanian tiger. The striped, doglike, carnivorous marsupial would have slipped easily through this criss-crossed deadfall of myrtle, sassafras, and musk. Six…

Legendary Explorer’s Letter Found Behind Filing Cabinet in Tasmania

Though a recent expedition failed to find legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen's lost plane, another relic of Amundsen's life recently re-surfaced—a letter Amundsen wrote soon after he became the first man ever to reach the South Pole in 1912. A Tasmanian yacht club discovered Amundsen's letter of acceptance to an honorary membership to the Derwent…