Dire Consequences

The ten worst adventure disasters of the past 200 years

Let the Bad Times Roll

Adventure, big and small, is all about risk. The risk that things may go terribly wrong. That danger will finally cut off your credit and hit you with a hefty bill. That luck will flee the scene as...

I Was an Avalanche Test Dummy

In the name of science, a veteran skier braves darkness, claustrophobia, and deadly cold to find out what it's like to be trapped under the snow


For the relentlessly adventurous, learning the deeper lessons of injury starts with a tough rule: You break it, you own it.

Cover Your Ass

The insurance industry amps up with specialized policies for thrill seekers

The Life That Almost Wasn't

She survived a near-fatal accident in Laos, only to be told that her adventure travels were over forever. Why one woman refused to listen. Read Wright's current story and then read...

Do It Our Way

The National Outdoor Leadership School is great at training kids to survive and thrive in the wild. So how does its boot-camp approach work with grown-ups? It's effective as hell—if you don't...

I Will Survive

Call us rubberneckers, but who can resist the panic, terror, and inspiration of a good survival tale? We combed through vast libraries of lore to find 10 more unforgettable, nearly unbelievable great...

The Ice Zone

Starved, Poisoned, Stranded

Mind Over Matter

Lost at Sea, Tami Oldham Ashcraft Wanted to Die

Plane Crash

The Only One Who Lived

Cheating Death

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Takes on the Elements

Left for Dead

Frontiersman Hugh Glass Came out of the Jaws of a Grizzly, Alive