“America’s Amazon” is being sold to China, at a huge cost to the environment, and a net loss to taxpayers
For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.
An attempt that was fraught with complications, high jinks, and bad decisions
A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business
Nepal will soon indefinitely suspend visas on arrival for travelers from five countries where the virus has been detected in high numbers
Large outdoor companies are losing retail sales in China, and their manufacturing status is unclear. Meanwhile, smaller manufacturers say their production is at a standstill.
Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown
Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.
Plus, total tariffs paid by American outdoor businesses on imports from China exceeded $1 billion for the first time ever in one month
Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing
At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.
On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.
Over the past ten years, more than 160 Tibetans have committed self-immolation—the act of setting yourself on fire—to protest Chinese occupation of their country. Has this had any lasting effect? In an extraordinary journey to Dharamsala, India, the center of Tibetan culture in exile, a journalist and a scholar talk to family members about the meaning and costs of the ultimate political sacrifice.
The country's Ministry of Tourism unveiled a series of proposals aimed at avoiding another disastrous, overcrowded year on the world's highest peak
New research shows just how much global warming is eating away at the glaciers on the world’s highest peaks
Running shoes, technical apparel, sports equipment, oh my! These are all among the products whose price tags could be impacted negatively by the trade war with China.
A 25 percent tax on bikes, helmets, gloves, and backpacks could hit the industry—and your wallet—hard
With more participants in ultramarathons, more competitors are experiencing the joy of hallucinations and other ailments. Exile Medics steps into a newly necessary role.
This year, governments and guiding companies are promising to do more to keep the mountain clean, but the question of what to do with the dead bodies is becoming more urgent
A new documentary, 'Sea of Shadows,' highlights the work of Andrea Crosta, whose team infiltrates cartels and gangs to fight illegal wildlife trafficking around the world
Get the most bang for your buck by planning a trip to one of these international destinations
Searching for Christmas Tree follows ice climber and professor He Chuan as he makes the first ascent of ‘Merry Christmas’
From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.
Rescuers spent nine days searching for the 12 boys and their coach. They finally found them two miles deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.
The electric rigs and bike computers are on the latest list of Chinese imports to be slapped with the 25 percent tax
Gear companies like Arc'teryx and Gore are desperately seeking ways to enter the approximately $15 billion market. They're making headway, but distributors say they still have a lot to learn.
Riding bikes may be green, but the manufacturing behind them can be far from it
Border resort shuttered amid earthquake and volcano concerns after a series of underground detonations
The spring Everest season is shaping up to be an exciting one: Ueli Steck is returning to complete an epic traverse; Kilian Jornet wants a speed record; and the mountain will be packed with climbers who didn't get to attempt the summit in 2014 and 2015.
Often confused with the set from Avatar, Zhangjiajie National Park offers the world's most extensive limestone pillars.
"Geologically speaking, a human life is only ten seconds long."
A new documentary gives a never-before-seen look at the BASE jumper's near-death experience—and the almost-impossible jump he took just a year later
The winners of the The World at Night's annual photo contest. Whoa!
Professional photographer Chad Copeland took a UAV to China for a National Geographic shoot. Here's what he came back with.
I could care less about luggage-sorting robots or Facebook kiosks. But high-tech bells and whistles that actually elevate my hotel stay? Yes, please. Be sure to book the following forward-looking lodgings whose amenities go well beyond the usual gimmickry. Stanford Court San Francisco Hotel | (Ted…
Desertification is out of control, but there may be a way to stop it