News from the Field

Photographer: Jerzy Natkański

First Winter Ascent of Broad Peak

A polish team reached the summit of Broad Peak on Tuesday afternoon, notching the first winter ascent of the main summit of the 26,401-foot peak, according to Explorer's Web. Four... Read More

Photographer: Viviana Coloma/Flickr

Tina Maze Unfazed by Death Threat

After skier Tina Maze won the women's overall World Cup title and set a new points record for the season, a little thing like a death threat wasn't about to bring her down. Maze showed up to the... Read More

Photographer: Thomas Pix

Man Dies During Escape From Alcatraz

A participant in San Francisco's annual Escape From Alcatraz triathlon died mid-race from a presumed heart attack, race officials said Sunday. Ross Ehlinger, a 46-year-old attorney from Austin,... Read More

Photographer: Pedro Szekely/Flickr

Kelly Slater: Recreational Drug Use 'Rampant' on Tour

Pro surfer Kelly Slater said he does not think surfing has a problem with performance-enhancing drugs, but does think surfing has a problem with recreational drug use. "There clearly is [a... Read More

Photographer: Ben Fitzgerald-O'Connor/Wikimedia Commons

Bulgarian Wrestling Coach Goes on Hunger Strike

A Bulgarian man is going on a hunger strike. While you may presume it to be some kind of protest relating to the fact that Bulgaria, at this very moment, does not have a government, you would be... Read More