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Across the Alps on Skis

By Staff

Across the Alps on skis and other adventure blogs by staffers. Come along with mountain skier and climber Gordy Skoog on his “Tale of Two Haute Routes,” and yet another first ascent for him in the North Cascades. The people who work here take the outdoors seriously, so check out the blog section for more, including Mike Rougeux’s Climbing on California’s Lost Coast and Peter Potterfield’s hiking odyssey in New Zealand.

Hiking Historic Chilkoot Pass

 Five days on the legendary Chilkoot Pass Trail, one of the premier backcountry routes in North America, inspires  new respect for the physical stamina of the Klondike gold rush miners as it takes you from the Inside Passage through British Columbia and into the wilds of the Yukon. 

Skiers' Trifecta in Interior British Columbia

By Andrew McLean

Tall, Dark and Handsome: Skiing the Kootney Rockies big three – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Fernie. ski correspondent Andrew McLean continues his quest for the perfect snow.

The Planet Ice Project: Into the Arctic Ice Pack

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from the Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian Icebreaker, in the Arctic Ocean.

Where to Ride - Right Now

By Katie Bailey

From Quebec to British Columbia, Ontario to the Rockies, here's where you'll find some of the best snowboarding in Canada even before the holidays. The snow is already great, so come on up!

Hiking Tasmania's East Coast

Beaches of blinding white sand and turquoise waters meet granite mountains and towering coastal cliffs on this two week odyssey from Bay of Fires and the Freycinet Peninsula to Tasman National Park

Climbing in Kentucky's Red River Gorge

In withering heat and humidity, our climbing reporter samples the steep sport climbing at the Red River Gorge.

Heaps Canyon: A Technical Canyoneering Classic

By Andrew McLean

Slot canyons exist all over the world, but there's nowhere on earth
that can match the quantity and quality of the classic slots of
Southern Utah.

Hiking Ireland's Wild West Coast

This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.

Skiing Banff and Jasper

By Andrew McLean

Our man on the slopes takes on the top four ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, and comes back impressed, a few pounds heavier and very wary of those Canadian Creamy Beavers.

Kiwi Redux: The Second Time Around

From Rakiura National Park, New Zealand's newest, to old favorites like the Greenstone Track, the varied backcountry landscapes down here make the second or third trip even more interesting than the first.

Patagonia: Cure for Winter Blues

For backcountry travelers yearning for warm sunshine and green meadows, the rolling wilderness at the foot of Argentina's Fitz Roy group offers up world class hiking and a travel bargain to boot.

Gales and Ice on Mount Cook

By Andrew McLean ski correspondent Andrew McLean shares his tales of woe while ski mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Next Weekend: Devils Tower and Oregon's Big Dunes

By Jim Gorman

What to do for late summer: Surf a dune, huck a rapid, dive a wreck - action-pack your summer. A National Geographic Adventure article.

American Wilds: The Otter Limits

By James Vlahos

Northern California's cushiest kayaking clinic, Otter Bar Lodge, is where aspiring paddlers go to get schooled. A National Geographic Adventure Article.

Backroad Driving

By Chris Collard

Ditch the pavement and play in the dirt-your guide to motoring beyond the blacktop. A National Geographic Adventure story.

Have a Nice Doomsday

By Melissa Wagenberg

Boiling mud, world class fishing and the greatest day hike on the planet await visitors to New Zealand's North Island. A National Geographic Adventure story.

Powder Plays

By Jim Gorman

Eleven out-the-backdoor snow stashes where winter's worst is the main attraction.

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