A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing
Our writer was looking to find solace on the congested slopes of Snowdon in Wales when COVID-19 shut it down. He soon realized that a mountain devoid of humans isn't the vision he thought it would be.
'Expedition Norway' follows a group of photographers on a mission to document the northern lights
Arctic Bath, a stunning new wellness retreat, makes it easy for guests to try out the Swedish health traditions of saunas and icy plunges
For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.
In Switzerland, you can board a train and ride it from the powder haven of Zermatt to an alpine resort
Blue World Voyages plans to remake the cruise for adventure sports enthusiasts who want more out of their vacation than all-you-can-eat buffets
On a two-week vacation in the Dolomites, Casper Rolsted combined the sites and sounds of these Italian mountains to create this film
Filmmaker John Duncan traveled to Scotland’s hills and coasts to document what made it such a special place to him.
Keep Moving is a film from James Castro-Griffiths dedicated to his father, Dennis.
This past March, I flew to the island of Senja, Norway, to take part in one of the many self-powered backcountry programs offered by Pure Ski Touring. The island is part of a 612-square-mile archipelago that sits in one of the northernmost, least-populated counties in Norway.
By European standards, Ireland’s County Donegal, tucked into the country’s far northwest corner, may as well be Mars. But for adventure travelers, it’s a hidden frontier packed with wind-bitten landscapes to mountain-bike, rowdy coastline to surf, and 500-foot sea stacks to climb. That is, if you’re brave enough.
Mention Switzerland to any skier and their reaction is nearly universal. Their eyes widen as thoughts of huge vertical, fluffy powder, and quaint villages filled with fellow snow seekers enjoying après fill their collective imaginations. When the opportunity presented itself to tag along with a few stellar skiers to the Swiss Alps, I eagerly jumped on the team. Skiers Sven Brunso, John Trousdale, George Koch, and I travelled via rail to Adelboden, Andermatt, Disentis, and Engelberg. Deep snow, stinky cheese, new friends, cold beer, big climbs, and massive descents were never more than a walk, tram, or train away. Photographer Liam Doran shares some highlights of their trip.
Photographer Ben Moon takes us on his journey through Norway, using the all-new Lytro Illum camera—designed to capture fuller, deeper, and more stunning images than ever before. Relive his adventure through the Nordic countryside with four artists and VW camper.
Travel down any dirt road in Iceland and you are bound to find an adventure. If you stay on that dirty road long enough, you’ll uncover what truly makes this tiny island in the freezing North Atlantic a marvel to behold. Iceland is not your typical vacation hot spot, but stroll along the desolate ranges of volcanic rock and you’ll see the real beauty that covers this land. A place where colossal glaciers inch toward the freedom of the Arctic Ocean after centuries of imprisonment on land, and where shallow rivers cut deeply into the canyons, enticing adventure seekers to uncover its hidden paths. We set out to capture the shadowy secrets of this surprisingly wondrous island. We traveled by air, land, and sea and found that no matter how much we thought we knew of this country, there was always something new down every path we took.
The Balkan Peninsula's new megatrail is as much about imbibing culture as it is about bagging peaks. In his first dispatch from the trail, the author embarks on a 1,250-mile journey across six countries.
Ken Chase created a company that provides luxury tours for American conservatives. It's—this is important—not a place for angry Cambridge democrats. Also: "angry Cambridge democrat" is really redundant.
On a trip to the mountains of southeastern Europe, seven friends find untracked slopes, thriving post-Communist wildlife, and a nation of skiers that don't quite understand why they're there. After a tragedy at home, David Page looks back and wonders how he ever took it for granted.
A 90-minute hike over a rocky trail and steep climb up Mt. Kerkis, past the Cave of Pythagoras, in which the Greek philosopher is said to have hidden before going into exile, sits the 10th-century Evangelistria Monastery
For nearly 800 years, the residents of Cuéllar, Spain, have been risking their lives in the annual encierro. Bill Hillmann traveled to this small town to participate for the first time and to speak to Josechu Lopez Jimeno, who has been running for 44 years and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.
Starting with a single Alaskan Husky named Derby, Kenth Fjellborg built a dogsled-touring empire that attracts 5,000 would-be mushers a year to a frozen patch of tundra 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. And he's not afraid to yell at you in bad words.
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 that led to his historic conquest of the South Pole. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of that feat, Mark Jenkins and his brother Steve skied the route, an epic challenge that even now can prove deadly.
In his September Out of Bounds column, "The Italian Job" columnist Eric Hansen tries to convince us that he did not waste our money on a trip to Italy, where, as near as we can tell, he just downed Chianti and gelato. Hansen reads his story, talks in a podcast interview, and shares his photos here.
Summer thaw: melting ice carves a canyon in Iceland Q: We are trying to plan a ten-day hiking trip to Iceland for the last two weeks in August. Would like to either camp or stay in huts (my partner would love the tent, whereas I would welcome…
SB&WM, 25, sharp dresser, virgin, seeks companionship for long ocean swims, romantic herring dinners, and partnership for those difficult middle years. Must be loaded, have access to sonar and private fishing armada. Knowledge of marine biology a real plus!
Greetings from the quaint Welsh village of Llanwrtyd Wells, renowned for its fine ales, warm hospitality, and one of the oddest athletic endeavors on Planet Earth: floundering through noxious rural ooze! TIM BROOKES reports on the illustriousif slightly smellyhistory and modern-day mayhem of a certifiably insane sport called bog snorkeling.