Exploration & Survival
“It is amazing to be above ground again,” the grateful U.S. researcher told reporters from a stretcher on Tuesday, September 12
The live footage from Katmai National Park usually shows grizzlies. But on September 5, a man appeared on the livestream and mouthed “help.”
The internet is flooded with clips of people making bad decisions at America’s oldest national park. Backpacker editor Adam Roy thinks the latest cringeworthy clip is the worst one to enter the oeuvre.
Flooding at the festival brought out the best and worst in attendees. Here's an eyewitness account.
The boy said he was moving out of the way of people taking photos when he lost his grip and fell
When W. Ralph Eubanks began exploring his family’s homeland, he fell in love with it—and came to understand how this troubled part of the state gave birth to the blues
Heights, tattoos, rain, and tears. In episode two of Wildly Wyoming, the three teams of Bronco ambassadors break out of their comfort zones.
There are passionate birders and then there’s Peter Kaestner, whose devotion has him traveling the globe in pursuit of the ultimate record.
The man who coined the term "microadventure" in 2011 looks back on his favorite tiny, big experiences
Meet three driven adventurers using off-road vehicles to make the most of their passion for the outdoors
The Houston-born filmmaker knows we can enjoy the benefits of nature anywhere—even in the concrete-lined bayous of his home city
Getting outside is easy—getting away from it all is the adventure
The bear attack happened near Bearhole Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia, where most of that country’s grizzlies live
Never subject your pup to these adventure-driven hazards. Plus, boarding tips to ensure they're okay when you leave 'em behind.
The story of the deadly avalanche in October 2022 on India’s Draupadi Ka Danda II
Over the past two years, the Defender Service Awards have recognized nonprofits on a mission to help serve their communities
A 2022 lawsuit alleges Hof’s breathing exercises caused a 17-year-old girl to drown. The Dutch health guru seeks to dismiss the charge.
Based on the knowledge of expert contacts in the submersibles field, I felt certain almost immediately that OceanGate’s deep-sea vehicle had imploded. Why did the media spend so many days pushing the fantasy that there was still a chance?
The missing sub’s inventor repeatedly ignored warnings about his vessel, arguing that regulations stifled progress
Vacation season is only a few weeks old, and visitors to America’s oldest national park can’t stop approaching animals
Adventure athletes like pro snowboarder Eric Jackson have begun to dabble in the pursuit, helping create a bridge between two previously distinct outdoor communities.
Right out of college, Leath Tonino traveled to Antarctica to experience the frozen landscape of his childhood exploration heroes. The daily routine was a bit dull—shoveling snow for the U.S. government—until a pair of skinny skis unlocked the potential of the vast snowy expanse.
The Taliban government prohibits Afghan women from entering parks or gyms, or even from leaving the house without a male guardian. Sources tell us that life under the outdoor ban is pushing many women to the brink.
After close calls in combat zones and on mountaineering expeditions, the journalist is taking a very different kind of journey
Nanuq, a one-year-old Australian shepherd, went on an epic adventure across the Bering Sea before he was miraculously reunited with his family
Now entering a designated Dark Sky Sanctuary
The sport’s only nonagenarian shares his story—and wisdom—from decades on the trail
SAR crews in Oregon discovered the trapped motorist after he used his ingenuity to send an SOS signal
After the enormous earthquake in February, one group of Turkish mountaineers headed east, to help in any way they could
This wild story out of coastal Oregon has it all
Data of Sasquatch sightings in a new preprint finds a strong correlation with bear population density
The man plunged into a residential neighborhood in Oceanside, California, on Friday, and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries
Hikers in New Hampshire can already be charged for lifesaving, and a proposed law would punish those who refuse to pay. Editor Adam Roy thinks it’s a terrible and dangerous policy.
After suffering a brutal accident while on a kite-skiing expedition expedition in Patagonia, Jim Harris’s painstaking recovery took a sudden leap forward when he had an experience with magic mushrooms
In 1976, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, the daughter of legendary alpinist Willi Unsoeld, died while climbing the massive Indian peak for which she was named. Decades later, friends, family, and surviving expedition members offer insights into what went wrong during this controversial adventure, shedding light on an enigmatic young woman who lived without limits.
Two stranded hikers survived a night in the wilderness after illicit explosives grounded a helicopter
A new state law boost the budget for lifesaving crews and grants legal protections to volunteer rescuers
Because sometimes we all need a friendly reminder
A man was rappelling by himself when he fell 30 feet. Officials believe he could have been saved if lifesaving crews had reached him sooner.
An experienced 59-year-old hiker died after falling from 2,865-foot Mount Willard
Cautionary tales from the official journal of the Wilderness Medical Society
Buyers snapped up 476 items found in Fenn’s chest in an online auction
The group of scientists and adventurers gained valuable knowledge about climate change’s impact on ice in the Weddell Sea, and did additional research on weather, navigation, and marine engineering
Injured in the SoCal backcountry, a man got a break when two campers heard him screaming for help
A storm rolled into Riverside County on October 22, stranding the duo high on a famed rock climbing route
From selecting a site to securing your tent, here's how to set up your winter camp.