About an hour before midnight on Mother’s Day in 1986, a group of teenagers assembled at an Episcopal high school in Portland, Oregon, to embark on an expedition. Their goal was to summit Mount Hood, completing an adventure program that was required for all sophomores. What followed was a story of tragedy and loss that is commemorated annually at the institution it changed forever.
Pinned down and running out of food, Stephen "Otter" Olshansky scraped his way to a campground latrine, holed up inside, and prayed for a miracle.
A rare convergence of events turned a wildfire in the Boundary Waters into a massive burn. Two campers were right in its path.
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Carina Hoang fled the Vietnam War on a boat that was supposed to take her to a refugee camp. Instead it took her to a deserted island.
As wildfires get worse, these powerful new tools will help keep you safe
It's rattlesnake season. Are you going to die?
A new book breaks down the skills required for dealing with 40 different creatures
You asked, we answered
If you found yourself stuck at the bottom of a canyon with a broken leg, what do you do? Not long ago, our host faced this exact scenario.
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