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Dr. Jon Kedrowski was boot-packing the final push up Mount Adams in Washington, 150 yards from the 12,276-foot summit, when his spidey sense kicked in. Danger was near. His neck hair stood on end, sending chills down his back. Thunderheads had been building all day, and now it was certain they were here to stay.…

The Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, just south of the sleepy coastal city of Hilo, its ebbs and flows have been battling the great Pacific Ocean for eons. Like a furious and erotic dance between two old and distant lovers, these powerful forces of nature…

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Lucy had a small brain, tiny bones, and wasn’t even four feet tall. But Lucy, the australopith, was a survivor.   Many years ago, I read of a discovery that set my mind on fire. An American paleoanthropologist named Donald…

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Lucy had a small brain, tiny bones, and wasn’t even four feet tall. But Lucy, the australopith, was a survivor.   Many years ago, I read of a discovery that set my mind on fire. An American paleoanthropologist named Donald…

Claim a first ascent on an inactive volcano with new regular flights to the Pacific Ring of Fire. Text by Kirkpatrick Reardon It just got easier to explore it on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, the most volcanic region on Earth with 29 active volcanoes (several of them over 10,000 feet tall), rivers rushing with 30-inch rainbow…