During his fourth attempt on a dicey Chinese peak called Nyambo Konka, Mark Jenkins examines the rewards and personal costs of a risk-defying career.
A professional adventurer has to break a few eggs along the way—and, apparently, several bones and a skull. Mark Jenkins tallies up the most memorable injuries and mishaps from a life lived on the...
One thing you shouldn’t leave behind with your foolhardy youth: the great American dirtbag road trip. Mark Jenkins explains how to do it right.
As MARK JENKINS knows, wilderness first aid can hurt. (Just ask his patients.) So he finally did what everyone should do: he took a class from real experts.
Norway’s forbidding Hardangervidda Plateau nearly killed Roald Amundsen when he attempted a ski traverse in the winter of 1896. But the failure set him on a path of training, study, and exploration...
Dos Equis actor Jonathan Goldsmith on what it takes to truly be the Most Interesting Man in the World
He knew the Death Race would hurt his body. What he didn't expect was the deep-down way it messed with his soul.
In adventure and in life, Mike was my best friendmy stronger, wiser, wilder half. And in the end, when the last climb was over, that's all that really mattered.
The disappearance of two of North America's best alpinists left a grave question: What happens when the only way out is up?
Is it possible to guide safely on Everest? Or will the mountain always demand its pound of flesh? Mark Jenkins talks to a dream team of veterans in a frank look at the risks, rewards, and nightmares...
Why climb America's most spectacularand controversialnatural landmark? For the same reason you shouldn't.
Get the most out of long summer days with featherweight performance gear for running, riding, climbing, and hiking
What happens when a Type A relaxation-phobe takes his first vacation in years? Life gets good again.
For a compulsive adventurer who can't stay put, sometimes there's only one cure: Get Zen. If only it were that easy.
Naysayers claim the age of adventure is over. On an unclimbed peak in Tibet, our man declares that it has just begun.
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