On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.
She walks across entire continents. She has a Spidey sense for alligators and avalanches. And she is redefining what it means to be a modern-day explorer.
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How to explore the western rivers and wilderness on the route of legendary explorer John Wesley Powell
The explorer’s crossing of Antarctica put him in the spotlight. His skill in presenting himself to audiences hungry for vulnerable heroes will keep him there.
The Canadian almost-astronaut is making a name for herself as a new kind of space-nerd-of-all-trades
In the fall of 2018, the 26-year-old American missionary traveled to a remote speck of sand and jungle in the Indian Ocean, attempting to convert one of the planet's last uncontacted tribes to Christianity. The islanders killed him, and Chau was pilloried around the world as a deluded Christian supremacist who deserved to die. Alex Perry pieces together the life and death of a young adventurer driven to extremes by unshakable faith.
Two new releases go (ahem) deep on watery obsessions and how they foster closer relationships with fragile environments
Robert Macfarlane finds beauty in the dark recesses of the world—caves, subterranean rivers, even a hidden laboratory
A short film about one woman’s experience downriver
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