Tim Sohn

Scoring Obama's Relationship with Alaska

The president’s progressive environmental agenda is a deal-breaker for many Alaskans. But during his recent visit to the state, he may have changed some minds.

New Guinea Fockefeller Michael Rockefeller

The Mysterious Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

It’s the unsolved mystery that refuses to, uh, die: 23-year-old heir Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance off the south coast of Netherlands New Guinea in 1961 while adventuring among the Asmat people.

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The Shane McConkey Story

One of the boldest skiers of our time, Shane McConkey left behind a wife, a daughter, and one of the sport's greatest legacies. Now a new documentary shares intimate details of his life. We talk to...

The proposed Pebble Mine site.

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the...

James Salter

The Novelist

James Salter, author of Solo Faces, and Downhill Racer, on skiing, climbing, and making movies with Robert Redford

Shane McConkey

The Life and Death of Shane McConkey

Shane McConkey was already one of the most influential skiers in the world, changing everything from the shape of our boards to the way we ski powder. But when he learned to fly—combining skiing...

Gold Fish

"We got 30 minutes!" It was 1:30 P.M., half an hour before the start of the commercial salmon-fishing season in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and I was sitting on the flying bridge of the F/V Erika Leigh with...

Tim Sohn with Momogu villagers

Take No. 1,472

For my first TV project, I traveled to New Guinea for the Travel Channel to investigate a deadly mystery and swim with sharks, crocodiles, and snakes. Which was a lot less scary than getting in front...

Green Technology

The Future is Brilliant

Imagine getting off a plane straight out of a sci-fi movie, borrowing an electric car like a library book, and cruising a metropolis reverse-engineered to be as cozy as an Old World hamlet. All this...

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