Adventure

A Year of Photos: Life of a Pro Photographer

Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in...

A Mountain Town with a Surfing Problem

America's best kept surfing secret? Missoula, Montana. Not your first guess, we know, but photographer Paolo Marchesi stumbled upon a band of dedicated wave junkies in the heart of the West....

Raw Wildlife Photos

Explorer Daniel Fox has paddled some of the world's wildest places in search of images that can reconnect us with nature—but not humanize it. His startling Wild Image Project brings wildlife...

Playa Vehicles: Burning Man 2014

With a swarm 66,000 people congregating on a patch dirt for the week, the scale of the event was unimaginable. With so much to see in such a vast area, a vehicle of some kind is a...

Lumberjack World Championships 2014

The Lumberjack World Championships, established in 1960, are a wildly entertaining display of the world's finest axmen and axwomen. But the event goes far beyond brute force and sharp blades...

Bringing the Colorado River Back to Life

On March 28th, 2014, the Morelos Dam on the Arizona/Mexico border was opened, and a "pulse flow" released—an experiment in ecological restoration. It worked: For the first time in...

The Cold Side of Surfing

Cold-weather surfers are cut from a different cloth. Eager to travel north, these guys dodge icebergs between sets and aren't afraid to freeze for the perfect Arctic barrel. Photographer Chris...

Love and Rock Climbing in Turkey

Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson—The North Face’s premiere rock climbing couple—met on a rock face in Antalya, Turkey; they named their story Once Upon A Climb.

Bora Bora's Amazing Water Race

The arrival of outboard motors brought about the disappearance of the Polynesian-style sailing canoe some 40 years ago. Then French expat Stephan Lambert re-introduced a fiberglass version of the...