With his successful ascent of Annapurna on May 12, Ed Viesturs becomes the first North American to reach the top of all 14 8,000 meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.
Ed Viesturs announces his return for a third attempt on Annapurna this spring in his bid to become the first American to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks.
Every fall, thousands of polar bears gather on the shore of Hudson Bay at Churchill, offering the wildlife viewing opportunity of a lifetime.
Noted big-wall climber and free-climbing pioneer Todd Skinner died Sunday while rapelling off a new route he was attempting on the Leaning Tower in Yosemite National Park.
All the gear, how-to advice, and location information you need to feel free and easy on the river
What to do for late summer: Surf a dune, huck a rapid, dive a wreck - action-pack your summer. A National Geographic Adventure article.
Northern California's cushiest kayaking clinic, Otter Bar Lodge, is where aspiring paddlers go to get schooled. A National Geographic Adventure Article.
Ditch the pavement and play in the dirt-your guide to motoring beyond the blacktop. A National Geographic Adventure story.
Eleven out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.
Rafting Cali's best white water, biking among bison, and eight other ways to make a weekend less ordinary.
Comfortable lodges in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia's wild west coast make for unforgettable wildlife viewing.
Thousand year old ruins and inscrutable rock art add interest and mystery to hiking the scenic canyons of Southern Utah's Cedar Mesa.
A true North American classic, the Wapta Ice Field follows the crest of the Canadian Rockies in a way that makes it perhaps the closest thing to a Haute Route on this continent.
The U.S. Appalachian Trail may stop at Katahdin, but the Appalachian mountains continue north into Quebec, and so does the International Appalachian Trail--the Sentiers International des Appalaches
Logging a weekend section of the Arizona Trail--a lesson in pacing.
Come along for the ride as Andrew McLean gets in a little low-elevation tree skiing in the Cariboo Range of British Columbia.
What's Christmas without a visit from the fat man himself?
Getting around in British Columbia's remote Cariboo Range on Canadian Mountain Holidays helicopters.
British Columbia's remote Carriboo mountains are situated just right to catch the snow storms streaming in from the coast, and the CMH helicopters make it possible to ski.
The volcanic domes of the Pacific Northwest seem designed with snowboarding in mind. In addition to great snow, you can expect magnificent scenery, varied terrain parks to tempt beginners through experts, and a friendly atmosphere.