Exploration & SurvivalArchive
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
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?
It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.
In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison made history by skiing off the summit of Lhotse, the fourth-tallest mountain in the world.
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
Making your own custom map will change how you adventure.
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.
This is what nightmares are made of
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
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
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.
After running for her life from a knife wielding attacker, Sheryl Powell disappeared on Friday, July 12. Monday, she was found alive.
These days, a bad fall or hospital visit can cost you thousands of dollars. But new on-demand accident insurance for adventurers gives you backup.
The harrowing story of a too-close encounter with a Canadian black bear
After a crash, skier Roy Tuscany created the foundation to support other athletes who'd suffered life-changing injuries
The recipe for Wes Siler's perfect night outside: a dog, a knife, a steak, and a campfire.
Since 2000, Tim Friede, a truck mechanic from Wisconsin, has endured some 200 snakebites and 700 injections of lethal snake venom—all part of a masochistic quest to immunize his body and offer his blood to scientists seeking a universal antivenom. For nearly two decades, few took him seriously. Then a gifted young immunologist stumbled upon Friede on YouTube—and became convinced that he was the key to conquering snakebites forever.
Sure-footed tips for when the going gets steep
This film, ‘A Nordic Skater,’ from filmmaker Paulius Neverbickas showcases Per Sollerman’s quest for the perfect piece of black ice.
After a mental-health breakdown, Mexia grew obsessed with plants in her fifties and became one of the early 20th century’s great botanical collectors