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This is what happens when a group of Finnish architects jumps on the tiny-home bandwagon.

Norway's forbidding Hardangervidda Plateau nearly killed Roald Amundsen when he attempted a ski traverse in the winter of 1896. But the failure set him on a path of training, study, and exploration that led to his historic conquest of the South Pole. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of that feat, Mark Jenkins and his brother Steve skied the route, an epic challenge that even now can prove deadly.

In adventure and in life, Mike was my best friend—my stronger, wiser, wilder half. And in the end, when the last climb was over, that's all that really mattered.

Naysayers claim the age of adventure is over. On an unclimbed peak in Tibet, our man declares that it has just begun.

It's every adventurer's dilemma: Nothing's more exciting than the next trip—but nothing's harder than leaving home

Of baboon lust, ibex ballets, and the necessity of the African wolf.

Time was, you could crisscross America with nothing but a rucksack and a thumb. You still can, if you know how.

An ice-climbing trip to Scotland—land of rain, sleet, and mad outdoorsmen—brings new respect for the sport's big-hearted pioneers

Why travel to remote places? Why bother with the hassle, the expense, the danger? Because it's actually cheap, intoxicating, and easy.

Some peaceful recreation on a journey from Gallipoli to Troy, where the echoes of war never die

A cold mountain, a mismatched pair, and a meditation on the strange chemistry of partnership

If you want to get high, there's still a price to be paid for invading the towering ranges—despite some newfangled shortcuts

Has this tired old world been explored-out? Not Down Under, where uncharted, bottomless slot canyons hide just west of Sydney.

Once a year, the adventurous Jenkins boys will be boys, reforging the bonds of brotherly affection by nearly killing themselves

An outsized wilderness lives on in mythic dreams and salvaged hope

Take three travelers, a nation of Buddhists, and one unfortunate rodent. Add a forbidden journey and a dark childhood secret, and you could have the time of your lives.

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