The Hard Way

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Build the Ultimate Deck

This is what happens when a group of Finnish architects jumps on the tiny-home bandwagon.

Denise Hopkins
Jun 27, 2014

Amundsen Schlepped Here

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.

Mark Jenkins
Oct 6, 2011

Above and Beyond

In adventure and in life, Mike was my best friend—my stronger, wiser, wilder half. And in the end, when the last climb was over, that's all that really mattered.

Mark Jenkins
Oct 2, 2006

Lost Horizons

Naysayers claim the age of adventure is over. On an unclimbed peak in Tibet, our man declares that it has just begun.

Mark Jenkins
Mar 1, 2006

The Long Goodbye

It's every adventurer's dilemma: Nothing's more exciting than the next trip—but nothing's harder than leaving home

Mark Jenkins
Jan 1, 2006

Bleeding Hearts

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

Mark Jenkins
May 1, 2001