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A robbery was the last thing anyone ever expected in to the remote outpost of Longyearben, Norway

America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free

The hardest thing for Blair Braverman wasn't being naked on national television—it was the fact that people thought it was fake

Here are the tools Blair Braverman prepared for her time on 'Naked and Afraid'

With his leg stuck and temperatures dropping, one hiker thought he'd never get out of a remote Utah canyon alive

This is one of the most common issues dog owners face

Backpacking food company Mountain House has taken the unusual step of temporarily shutting down its website in order to deal with skyrocketing demand in the wake of pandemic fears

On Labor Day weekend 2019, the 'Conception' left Santa Barbara, California, for a diving trip to the Channel Islands. Six months later, authorities are still trying to determine how what should have been a routine excursion became one of the deadliest maritime disasters in U.S. history.

Here are some tips to prevent your pup from suffering common trail-caused health conditions

The story of how three crewmen lived more than a week in the middle of the Pacific in a wrecked sailboat with almost nothing

What happens if your pup gets hurt on the trail?

Dogs can't tell you if they're hurt, so it's up to you find out if they are

Here's what you need to properly care for your injured pup

The "sunk cost" effect, a false sense of confidence, and fading backcountry skills may all explain why

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In January we partnered with Land Rover on 4xFAR, a new breed of festival with live music, gear demos, and adventure workshops

Nikita Ovsyanikov has spent decades studying polar bears on a remote Siberian island to better understand their behaviors

'The Brotherhood Escort' profiles splitboarder and Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen as he reckons with the death of his fallen comrades

One person was killed and another seriously injured at Alpine Meadows in California

As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.

Wes Siler shows you how to address a flesh wound

Wes Siler has some basic tips anyone can use to forecast the weather using clouds

After losing the trail and his shoes, hiker Nick Noland descended 4.5 miles in 16-degree weather

The athletes, activists, makers, movers, hustlers, and rule breakers who shaped our world this year

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This January 18 and 19, we're teaming up with Land Rover to host a weekend of live music, gear demos, and adventure workshops in Coachella Valley

When the climber took a fall, Alex Honnold caught her with his bare hands

After losing his bear spray, Colin Dowler was caught with nothing but a tiny Buck knife

Skiers and others venturing into the backcountry often end up too far apart to help each other when an avalanche strikes

A few of our favorite adventure photographers share the behind-the-scenes tales of their legendary pictures

Hunters Jessi Johnson and Bridget Noonan try to fill their Dall-sheep and caribou tags in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Be prepared to go into the backcountry with our expert knowledge, advice, and gear recommendations to stay safe

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In the off chance that you are caught up in an avalanche, a beacon, bright gear, and a rescue dog are your best chances for survival

Cory McDonald's main goal was to restore his health on the Pacific Crest Trail. Becoming a YouTube star, getting stalked, and meeting the perfect girl were just exhilarating extras.

Two years after he was saved in a remote canyon, our host talks with one of his rescuers about coping with life-altering trauma

When—and how—should you call in search and rescue?

Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?

One day, while felling trees in Wisconsin, Gary Edinger severed his leg clean off when a tree exploded underneath his chainsaw

It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.

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In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison made history by skiing off the summit of Lhotse, the fourth-tallest mountain in the world.

Melting snow for drinking water isn't as easy as it sounds

Multimillionaire Victor Vescovo committed himself to one of the world’s craziest remaining adventure quests: to reach the deepest points in every ocean. What does it take to get there? A radically high-tech, $30 million Triton submersible, a team of crack engineers and scientists, and one very gonzo explorer.

When she realized a mountain lion was stalking her, Dee Gallant knew exactly what to do—blast some heavy metal

'Search' is an overlanding film shot in the dramatic landscapes of Colorado and California

When it comes to navigation, nothing beats the reliability of an old-school paper map and a compass

The easiest way to get found is to tell somebody responsible where you're going and when you'll be back.

The year's most dramatic story of a bear attack offers potentially lifesaving lessons for anyone venturing into the wild

Behind the headlines about the return of great whites to Cape Cod is a story about how we're learning to live alongside a terrifying predator

Making your own custom map will change how you adventure.

After a climbing partner became ill, high winds stranded Yev Krasnitskiy and his team on the upper reaches of Mount Rainier for five days with no way to go but up

Why one California couple chose to stand and fight an inferno

The clock is winding down. Don't dwell on summer's missed opportunities—make new ones.

Overwhelmed by crowds of people sleeping in their vans and trucks, outdoor dream towns are taking actions that could end a way of life

When a father of two was shot through his tent in the Southern California park last year, the murder revealed a mysterious trail of previously unpublicized incidents that had happened nearby—and sparked a $90 million lawsuit.

Contributing editor Kyle Dickman recaps his harrowing snakebite tale in this animated short

Wes Siler on proven dog-recall training techniques

The science is clear, right? Not so fast, according to, well, science.

Want to go into the woods without disturbing wildlife? The first step is to learn how to move silently.

The photographer and filmmaker died Wednesday while attempting a flight near his home in the Eastern Sierra

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

What happened when one writer looked beyond the open road, the staged snapshots, and the hashtag

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are searching for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, suspects in the murders of three people on remote highways in British Columbia. The teenagers are alleged to have spanned one territory and at least five massive provinces, leaving burning vehicles in their 2,000-mile-long wake before plunging into the Canadian backcountry.

The man who took the most shocking Everest photo of the year is about to break one of mountaineering's stoutest records

Want to see some animals next time you're outdoors? Here's how to adapt knowledge from hunters to general wildlife viewing.

The jet was flying through the famous Star Wars Canyon when it went down. The NPS says some visitors may have been injured.

A 24-year-old woman drowned while attempting to reach the abandoned bus made famous by Christopher McCandless

On August 21, 2017, people from across the U.S. turned their eyes toward the sun as the entire country was treated to a solar eclipse

Before you drop all that money on a full gear package, take some advice from the experts on where and how to save

Ida Pfeiffer sailed the oceans, trekked through jungles, and scaled peaks, becoming one of the most famous women in Europe in the early 1800s   

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.

A few of the world's best cliff jumpers got together at Abiqua Falls, Oregon, to push their limits on the 102-foot drop

When you spend months each year in the backcountry, things are bound to go wrong eventually

After running for her life from a knife wielding attacker, Sheryl Powell disappeared on Friday, July 12. Monday, she was found alive.

From earthquakes to fires and floods, here are savings on the supplies you need to survive

One crazy night in Bridger-Teton National Forest with hundreds of people who just want to find the horns that elk have left behind