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Austrian climber David Lama was transformed by his experience on Cerro Torre. As he said in his Adventurer of the Year profile, “Cerro Torre will always be a special mountain to me. It changed me from a sport climber into an alpinist.” After five expeditions to the region in order to complete the first free ascent…

Climbing in Patagonia can be a weather waiting game. But when the conditions are unsuitable on the peaks, adventures abound in the climbing gateway town of El Chaltén, Argentina. Here we see David Lama, one of our 2013 Adventurers of the Year, enjoying a little R+R before making his historic first free ascent of Cerro…

In webisode #2 from the film Cerro Torre: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, Austrian climber David Lama, one of our Adventurers of the Year, explains the history of the Compressor Route and the difference between aid climbing and free climbing. Be sure to click on “CC” in the video player on the lower right to get…

Video: Snowboarding New York City

What to do when you have snow but no vertical? This. We give Casey Neistat major points for style and creativity on this one. Don’t try this at home.

These videos both involve a balloon rising to the edge of space with cameras pointing back at Earth. One project was very high budget. The other decidedly low. Yet they each provide a new perspective. First, we have a deeper look at the “space dive” by People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Felix Baumgartner—who was…

We got an email today from Boston-based engineering student Julian Tryba about a timelapse video he made of Hawaii. We were swept away by his gorgeous images of Maui and Oahu, a wonderful antidote to the wintertime blues. He clearly hiked up to some high-quality views. We hope you will enjoy it. Here Julian explains…

We recently launched a new weekly video series called Zero to 60, a 60-second edit of cinematic adventure video released every Tuesday in partnership with our friends at Camp 4 Collective. This week’s video features climber Alex Honnold deep-water soloing in Oman, which is the subject of a feature story in the January 2014 issue…

“While talent plays a role in these people’s feats and their successes, it’s not what makes their ideas a reality. It’s grit, creativity, passion, kindness, and love—that’s the human spirit.” Last Thursday we announced our new Adventurers of the Year. This year’s group includes 13 people who have pursued a life of adventure on their own…

Each Thursday in June we’ll be featuring a different film from the MoveShake film series. This week’s film is about Alison Gannett, a world champion extreme freeskier. With three non-profits, two for-profits, a 75-acre farm, and a professional skiing career, Alison Gannett has a lot on her plate. Although, as a warrior for climate change, there is…

On this day 50 years ago, May 1, 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand atop Everest, a feat which made him a national hero. A few weeks later, May 22, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld made the daring first ascent of the West Ridge and the first traverse of the peak, electrifying…

The Powder Highway provides over 50 different mountain operators (including eight alpine resorts, nine heli-ski tenures, 16 snowcat zones, and 21 back country outfitters) making it difficult to choose from the menu. As a professional photographer, I try and let the conditions dictate, but I’ve always been curious to discover why so many film crews…

Donning brightly colored spandex. Slogging up and over mountains. Getting plastered by mud. Not exactly most high schoolers’ idea of fun. However, hundreds of kids in the NorCal High School Cycling League couldn’t imagine a better way to spend their weekends. For Eliel, high school bike racing is a competitive outlet at the highest level.…

Here's to living adventurously. And voting for the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. There are just ten days left to cast your vote once a day. Voting ends January 18, 2012, at midnight. Vote Now! http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/vote/ You can also read interviews and see photos of each candidate. We'd like to give special thanks to…

By Fitz Cahall, Video still by Byran Smith. Watch the Fringe Elements adventure filmmaking video here >> In the age of YouTube, documenting personal adventures has become a pursuit in its own right. When 35-year-old adventure filmmaker Bryan Smith first pulled out a video camera eight years ago, he had no idea what he was…

Children of the Sky from steph davis on Vimeo. Most of us aren't this composed ever…let alone freefalling from a cliff in Switzerland. Steph Davis, known for free climbing on Yosemite's El Capitan, shares what the BASE jumping wingsuit experience is like—if you have nerves of steel—with a GoPro Hero HD camera. Keep watching for…

In this video shot in snowy New York City, 2011 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Edurne Pasaban talks about what adventure means to her. What does adventure mean to you? Add your answer in the comments area below. In May 2010, 37-year-old Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban finished her nine-year quest to climb the world’s…

Video by Aurora Photos Attempting a new waterfall record in a kayak requires a lot of scouting, an acceptance that you’ll probably get at least a little hurt, and, perhaps most important, an unquestionable belief in one’s own immortality. And yet, in recent years, waterfalls have proven an irresistible, if dangerous, frontier for young-gun pro…

Danny MacAskill – "Way Back Home" from dave on Vimeo. By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph courtesy Danny MacAskill In 2009, Danny MacAskill was a 23-year-old Scottish kid working in a bike repair shop while spending his free time doing rather extraordinary stunts on two wheels in the scenic cities and countryside of Northern Britain. Then he…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Just when we thought another scene of Karakoram climbing had entered the history books, Austrian Christian Stangl surprised the world with a solo, speed summit of K2 this week. In a single, 70-hour push (with one rest and an emergency bivouac), he went from base camp to peak and back to…

Do you have what it takes to help quell one of nature's fiercest forces, an adventure rated #22 on our Best American Adventures list? In this video, National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen provides incredible imagery of what it's like to be inside a wild fire. It's a dangerous, dirty, deadly job. If that's a little…

Geology regularly blows us away—just check out the crazy rock formations Chris Sharma ascends in this video. Addicted to bouldering, deep-water soloing, and sport climbing, the Santa Cruz native spends 11 months a year in exotic locales, dangling off incredible hunks of rock sculpted by centuries of erosion. "Climbing is about finding beautiful things in…

Even if you never attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival, you can still enjoy the winning films in their tour, which is in global mode right now. Our personal favorite is the Radical Reels, a special tour that complements the festival's more cultural films with dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, mountain…

We have been huge fans of snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler for a while now—so much so that we made her one of our Adventurers of the Year in 2008 for her decision to take a year to snowboard in the backcountry (watch a video of her in action). During yesterday's Olympic halfpipe competition, Bleiler nailed her…

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…

Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo. An amazing, sobering look at being stuck inside an avalanche. This skiier was outside of Haines, Alaska. Read the full story here. The writer says: "This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over…