Basically, the contest involves the tying of a competitor's trousers at the ankles and the subsequent insertion into those trousers of a couple of peculiarly vicious fur-coated, footlong carnivores...
Back in 1983 Donald Katz wrote about the legendary ferret-legger Reg Mellor for Outside.
The sign read, “Tenaya Canyon is extremely dangerous. Many have lost their lives in the attempt.” Thus warned, my 78-year-old dad was set to hike and rappel through it. And I had agreed to join him.
In 2009, seven Nepalese villagers died mysteriously while foraging for a fungal aphrodisiac worth its weight in gold. Was it murder? Eric Hansen travels to the remote Lost Valley, in the high...
The world's best climbers flock to Nepal to tackle new routes on remote peaks. But their feats don't count until a little old lady from New York says so.
In a tech-assisted misadventure, our man finds the most difficult line between two points
Could floating in a sensory-deprivation tank for several hours be as mind-expanding as a real-life adventure? Our neurological guinea pig is about to find out.
Sailing post-earthquake aid to Haiti as part of an ad hoc group seemed like an urgentand adventuresomeopportunity. One out of two ain't bad.
After moving from Boulder, Colorado, to New York City, our boy was in desperate need of a new fitness plan. Then he discovered boxingwhich worked great, until it came time to start getting hit.
After tracking down one of Italy's most eccentric vintners, our team of amateurs has a single afternoon to master one of wine-making's highest art forms.
A green motorsport event? Yup, in this case a historic race on the Isle of Man. Gentlemen, start your (battery-powered, zero-carbon, no-decibel) engines!
Paris is romantic, cultured, and sophisticatedand teeming with rollerblading fanatics? An investigation into France's most mysterious obsession.
After a brief tutorial at rodeo-clown school, our man steps into the world's most terrifying ring.
Those people who say that? They're annoying. But, as our man eventually discovers, that doesn't mean they're not on to something.
In which Eric the Thumb hitches around post-crash Iceland during the gloom of winter and finds strangely giddy natives