Grayson Schaffer

Avalanche Airbags Have Arrived

The idea is simple: as an avalanche slides, big stuff stays on top and little stuff sifts to the bottom. Airbag-equipped backpacks are primarily designed to make the wearer larger, improving the...

Nik Wallenda's Greatest Stunt Yet

The greatest entertainer of our generation wants to defy death on wires strung 50 stories over the cold, windy streets of Chicago

A Tie That's Been to the Top of the World

Everest has long been the world's biggest marketing tool. Now comes a company called Young & Brash, which is marketing $400 neckties that have stitched onto them a piece of an Eddie Bauer First...

Apple Wants You to Stop Taking Vertical Photos

The world of vertical photography, once dominated by hanging portraits, magazine covers, passport and school photos, and leather-bound albums, has come to an end. That's a good thing.

Infrared Cameras, Coming to an iPhone Near You

If you’re a fan of cop shows or military dramas, you’ve no doubt seen ghostlike pictures of bright white bad guys in the night that are produced by forward looking infrared radar (FLIR) cameras.

Thousands Flee Landslide in Nepal

In Nepal, more than 150 people are missing and a dozen are confirmed dead after a landslide near the village of Ramche buried roughly 180 homes and created an earthen dam across the Sunkoshi River.... Read More

How to Save Our National Parks

National parks are America's greatest recreational asset. Now an overdue movement will make them even better.

What Killed Six Climbers on Mount Rainier?

The worst accident on Mt. Rainier in decades left six presumed dead and rescue efforts helpless. All we can do now is try to piece together what happened.

Everest 2014: That's (Pretty Much) All, Folks!

Everest Base Camp looked cinematic and miniature racing by beneath the helicopter. Yesterday, I flew into the tent city at 17,600 feet as Nepal’s minister of tourism, Bhim Acharya—draped with a nasal...

The Value of a Sherpa Life

The deadliest single day in the history of Everest claimed 16 Sherpas lives in an instant. And, yes, there is something that needs to be done about it.