Brad Wieners

Actually, It Is Rocket Science

At the First Church of What Happens Next—MIT— a NASA-trained engineer and his stable of whiz kids are jump-starting the future of outdoor gear

Networking on the Rope to Success

Want some sound business advice? Go climb a mountain. Hey, it's what all the savvy capitalists are doing these days.

The 12-Step-off-a-Cliff Program

Thanks to improved safety standards and tandem flights, scores of acrophobes are giving hang gliding a second wind.

The 12-Step-off-a-Cliff Program

Thanks to improved safety standards and tandem flights, scores of acrophobes are giving hang gliding a second wind.

Wild in the Streets

With a little help from the Web, the urban exploration phenomenon gains momentum

Nowhere Fast

Competitive indoor rowing gains a curious cult following

Stars on Ice

Seven years after Cliffhanger, Hollywood takes another crack at the mountaineering action genre