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After the Helicopter Crash, They Said I Was Fine. I Wasn't.

Ten years ago, heli-ski guide Erin Tierney survived a helicopter crash and began a relentless journey of healing and recovery. Battling injuries invisible to the naked eye, she fought to reframe and regain her hold on the life she loved.

Erin Tierney
Feb 4, 2021

Is It Too Late for the Southern Resident Orcas?

Researcher Ken Balcomb has spent more than half his life studying the iconic killer whales of Washington’s San Juan Islands and raising awareness about their struggle for survival. Now he may have run out of time.

Catherine DeNardo
Feb 3, 2021

I Saw the World on Cruise Ships

High school didn't serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea.

Devin Murphy
Jan 19, 2021

A Journey Inside the World's Most Mysterious Cave

For nearly half a century, legends of a giant cave in the Andes—holding artifacts that could rewrite human history—have beckoned adventurers and tantalized fans of the occult. Now the daughter of a legendary explorer is on a new kind of quest: to tell the truth about the cave in order to save it.

David Kushner
Dec 28, 2020