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One Man's Obsessive Quest to Uncover a Lost Egyptian City—Buried in Central California
It was the biggest set ever built for a Hollywood film in the 1920s, and then it was buried in the sands of the California Coast. The real story begins when a young filmmaker embarks on a decades-long attempt to excavate it.
Lesley de Souza Does Science Alongside Nature’s Giants
The multi-talented conservation biologist fears logging far more than bird-eating spiders, electric eels, or anacondas
How Artificial Waves Saved Surfing’s Olympic Dreams
The debate about whether there is a measurable difference between waves made in pools and ones in the ocean is over
How Many Polar Bear Cams Will It Take for the World to Address Climate Change?
Webcams now broadcast the intimate lives of bears, wolves, and other wild animals around the world, to hundreds of thousands of eager viewers. Whether that’s beneficial to conservation efforts is up for debate.
A Huge Conservation Fund Just Expired. Now What?
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has been allowed to expire. With the Sierra Club, we break down what the fallout will be.
The Everest Climbing Restrictions Are Exactly What the Mountain Needs
What would a ban on inexperienced climbers look like? And who would be affected?
An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake
You've seen the images from Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu, but one village was hit so hard that it ceased to exist altogether. Half the population was buried. The others had to find a way out. This is their story.
5 Perfect Fall Microadventures
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to planning your next mission and maximizing outdoor fun this season
"Avalanches, the Threat of More to Come, and Deep Snow"
After a good weather window disappeared, the team waits for another in their attempt to make the first ski descent of Makalu.
Meet the Most Hated Men in Climbing
The artificial holds and lines devised for gyms and climbing competitions don't just happen—they're created and placed by devious people who want to force you to stretch, contort, curse, fail, and fall. We go behind the scenes with the masterminds who make this booming sport a serious challenge.
Altitude Can Debilitate Even the Best Mountaineers. This Is What Happens When It Does
As she prepared to attempt the first ski descent of Makalu, DesLauriers began feeling sick. She faced a dilemma: continue or descend? Making the right choice may have saved her life.
Stop Hating on Vegas. It's Actually Getting Water Conservation Right.
How a city built on sin wrote the gospel on moderation
Ashima Shiraishi Is the Future of Climbing
You already know her as one of the best climbers in the world—and only 14—but this fierce competitor will also school you on mental strategy
Our National Parks Are Severely Underfunded. This Map Shows Just How Bad Things Are About to Get.
A federal program that has helped protect more than half of our national parks is in danger of going away
Pro BASE Jumpers Are Upping the Sport's Body Count
The quest for ever bigger and more dangerous televised wingsuit stunts is going to boost the sport's already high body count
Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?
There's no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing's physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. The author hit the water with his close friend Brian, a former Navy SEAL whose service in Afghanistan beat up his body, tortured his mind, and pushed him into a zone where violence—against himself or others—seemed inevitable.
The Badass, Brilliant, Broken Men Who Survive the Most Dangerous Comp on Earth
Every fall, the world’s best mountain bikers assemble at Red Bull Rampage to hurl themselves down cliffs in search of fame and fortune—if they make it down in one piece.
The Awesome Adventures Guides Take—When You’re Not Around
The team attempting the first ski descent of Makalu finally gets a chance to play in the snow