Spanish ultra-runner Kilian Jornet made history on May 27th after summiting Everest without suplemental oxygen, for the second time in less than a week. His first attempt on May 22nd was impaired by a stomach bug and it took him 26h to reach the summit (8848m) from the Rombuk monastery (5,100m). Using the traditional route like… Continue reading Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in 7 days
Winter bird watching in the Lake District (infographic)
Casual birder? Here is a great little guide made by the Craig Manor Hotel in the Lake District about winter birds, where to spot them and more. Check it out. A Lake District Winter Birdwatching Guide? by Craig Manor.
Meet Tyler Armstrong, the 11 year old boy who wants to climb the Everest
Tyler Armstrong, an 11-years-old boy from California, is aiming to climb 7 of the most renowned summits in the world. The boy is not a rookie climber though, as he already was the youngest person to climb the Mount Aconcagua at the age of 9. For the Everest, he wants to break a new record… Continue reading Meet Tyler Armstrong, the 11 year old boy who wants to climb the Everest
Climbing a 700-year-old giant tree
Meet Chris Sharma, a 34-year-old from California who took tree climbing to the next level. Renowned mountain climber (he set up a number of 5.15 climbing routes in the entire world, and climbed ropeless the sea cliffs of Mallorca), he took on that project and connected with his roots as a child tree climber. But… Continue reading Climbing a 700-year-old giant tree
Unobtrusive mountain refuge in a heart of stone
Do you find yourself dreaming about spending a few days in a smal but cosy mountain hut, hidden to all passers by? This boulder, named Antoine makes great use of its small space and hides well in the landscape. source: Viralnova
Win $50k with your own outdoor adventure video
National Geographic is offering you the chance to win 50.000 dollars! All you have to do is convince a jury of experts (in art, food, social sciences, technology, filmmaking, journalism, engineering and the environment) that your dream expedition is the best of them all.
Osprey shows off with impressive drone captured videos
A few years ago, you strapped an action to your handle bar you were cool. You could shoot immersive videos at the heart of the action a show off with your friends. Now everyone is doing it, but you can still be cool, you just need a drone.
Patagonia invests in CO2Nexus and its disruptive technology
Patagonia wants to make apparel manufacturing greener by investing in disruptive technologies that could cut the water off the chain.
10 years of Inov-8 told by founder
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the brand, Inov-8 founder Wayne Edy tells us the story of the brand, how he got started and what were the biggest challenges.
15 years old girl completes the Appalachian Trail to become its youngest solo thru-hiker
In a recent press release, Vasque announced that Neva Warren had completed her challenge of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo.
Wood fire cooking: treat yourself in the wild
I don’t think there is any backpacking cooking method that tops a basic wood fire. Many people aren’t afforded the luxury of real wood fires when out in the wilderness due to fire bans and the like, but up here in the Pacific Northwest the world is still wet enough, even in the middle of a hot summer, that we can usually get away with a little open flame, permits and regulations permitting, of course.
Osprey to release two long distance hiking backpacks
For this spring Osprey will be releasing the Xenith and Xena packs, two new large capacity backpacks for long distance trekking, traveling and expeditions.