Frederick Reimers

Heli-ski Valdez

With former US Ski Team member Dean Cummings

Ski the Southern Hemisphere

Keep it simple and head to Portillo, Chile, where only week-long all-inclusive packages are offered and the terrain is good enough for the US Ski Team’s summer training.

Learn Your Knots

If someone asks you to tie up their boat, horse, or a rescue rope to a tree, you can luck into a solution.

Beach Hop Brazil

The northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia boasts 685 miles of coastline and is the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture.

Climb Kilimanjaro and See the Big Five

There’s an urgency to climbing Kilimanjaro—the famous “tropical ice” that covers the 19,341-foot Tanzanian peak has melted to 15 percent of its 1912 size.

Canoe the Boundary Waters

Practice that fancy new J-stroke in Minnesota’s 1.1 million acre Boundary Waters National Park.

Bike a 24-hour Race

Except for the few whackos who enter 24-hour races solo, the events are fraught with camaraderie.

Learn the J-stroke

Switching sides every other stroke is an incredibly inefficient way to make a canoe go straight.

Stay Alive in Avalanche Country

The American Avalanche Institute’s three-day Level 1 Avalanche course teaches students to mind the red flags.

Catch a Trout on a Homemade Fly

From May through October, Heron combines fly tying classes with guided fishing on the rivers near Lake Tahoe.

Go Razor Clamming

The three-to-five-inch long Razor Clam is abundant at the tide line on beaches from Alaska to Oregon.

Surf Costa Rica

Costa Rican surf is hardly a secret, which is why Surf Simply’s new camp in Nosara, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula is your best bet for empty lineups.