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Every adventurer knows those magical moments when it all flows—and those wretched times when it won't

For two credulous seekers, dreaming of the lost big-wall treasure of the Sierra Madre Occidental is better than the real thing

Camp overnight or camp all week. We've got the gear to let you go fast and light under blue skies or gray.

When the weather turns ugly and conditions get rough, every mountaineer must make the ultimate choice: storm the summit, or call it quits.

Looking for adventure? It's right outside your door.

On getting lost, GPS, and a farewell to maps

Who knows best the cost of rowing solo across the Atlantic? She who finishes last.

The marines' mountain warfare training center is the ultimate test for some of the world's toughest troops: a make-it-or-leave regimen of backcountry ski combat, torturous night maneuvers, and deadly cold. Any volunteers?

Injury, pain, the psychology of recovery, and getting back on the trail

Once a nation of adventure-athletes, America is getting fatter by the day.

A half-mad dash to Hkakabo Razi seemed like a good idea at the time. And hey, how tough can it be to sneak past the Chinese Army?

Of baboon lust, ibex ballets, and the necessity of the African wolf.

Time was, you could crisscross America with nothing but a rucksack and a thumb. You still can, if you know how.

An ice-climbing trip to Scotland—land of rain, sleet, and mad outdoorsmen—brings new respect for the sport's big-hearted pioneers

He was packing for a trek through roughest Afghanistan when the world shook. Sometimes adventure has to wait.

Going core with Yvon Chouinard—leery capitalist, walking contradiction

Scenes from the Gorge Games, and looking for the new face of adventure

Why travel to remote places? Why bother with the hassle, the expense, the danger? Because it's actually cheap, intoxicating, and easy.

Some peaceful recreation on a journey from Gallipoli to Troy, where the echoes of war never die

A cold mountain, a mismatched pair, and a meditation on the strange chemistry of partnership

If you want to get high, there's still a price to be paid for invading the towering ranges—despite some newfangled shortcuts

Has this tired old world been explored-out? Not Down Under, where uncharted, bottomless slot canyons hide just west of Sydney.

Once a year, the adventurous Jenkins boys will be boys, reforging the bonds of brotherly affection by nearly killing themselves

An outsized wilderness lives on in mythic dreams and salvaged hope

Take three travelers, a nation of Buddhists, and one unfortunate rodent. Add a forbidden journey and a dark childhood secret, and you could have the time of your lives.

So, feeling like a plunge down a Himalayan river, a race up the face of a Patagonian spire, or a ski expedition to the North (or South—that's O.K. too) Pole? Feeling a little scared? That's why we call them Tough Trips.

The treacherous history of the Matterhorn can be read in books and snowy graveyards, but to write it you've got to survive it

From beginning to middle to end and back again, one adventure leads to another. So hold tight—it's a long ride

Does wilderness therapy help troubled kids? After a gang of teenagers staged a violent mutiny in the badlands of Utah, we joined the search for answers.

A partner drops out, one thing leads to another, and suddenly our hero finds that peer pressure has him fighting for his life

What gets the equivalent of 1,000 miles per gallon, doesn't pollute, will save the world, and transports you in breezy style? Your bike.

The rules (there are only three of them) remain the same for a lifetime, and they come from the mouths of babes

The come-on: Grab two hours of challenging fun and fast adventure. But when a dark wall of water swept away lives and reputations, the question became: Why?

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