This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while traveling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the… » 12/23/14 4:41pm Tuesday 4:41pm

These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World


We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through…
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Daredevil walks on a narrow beam over a 900-foot tall giant hole

The 900-foot deep hole is actually a 900-foot tall giant chimney which actually makes this stunt even crazier because Flaviu Cernescu, the daredevil strolling over the hole, actually has to free solo climb the entire thing before he can walk. It's like risking your life only to risk your life even more. » 11/26/14 7:43pm 11/26/14 7:43pm

Man climbs real-world 5,900-foot Game of Thrones' Wall with no ropes

This is one of the most amazing and terrifying things I've seen in a long time: Watch Ueli Steck speed climbing the 5,900-foot (1,800-meter) north face of the Eiger—a mountain in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. No ropes and solo—just him, his crampons, and his ice tools, risking a fatal fall at every single step. » 7/16/14 7:44pm 7/16/14 7:44pm

Real life spiderman does a spinning flip on a wall while climbing it

Some people see a wall in their way and walk around it. That would be me! Other people try to climb it. That would be awesome people! This guy sees a wall and decides it's best to do a spinning backward flip on the wall while climbing the wall to move up. That would be this real life Spiderman. Holy hell, he has more… » 4/25/14 8:52pm 4/25/14 8:52pm

Men climb real life version of Game of Thrones' northern Wall

It's not the 700-foot-tall Wall of Game of Thrones, but this looks like the scene of the wildlings climbing the Wall in George R.R. Martin's series. It's 40-year-old Tim Emmett and 38-year-old Dawn Glanc climbing the 250-metre thick Sólheimajökull glacier, in Iceland, at sub-zero temperatures. Because risking your… » 4/19/14 5:48am 4/19/14 5:48am

Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 18 Pounds of Trash

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new… » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

These Stomach-Churning Images Were Shot From the Edges of Skyscrapers

Remember the young Russian photographers who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza a few months back? They're back, fresh off a month-long Eurotrip which took them to the Cologne Cathedral, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, and at least one police station. And the photos they brought back will make your palms sweat. » 9/12/13 10:35am 9/12/13 10:35am

A Converted Silo Ice Climbing Wall Is the Only Reason Why Winter Exists

It's March, which mean it's still a little colder than you want it to be. Which means eventually you'll ask yourself why in the hell is it still cold. Which will lead to yourself questioning why does it have to be cold at all? And then you'll see this converted silo in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the cold, winter, slushy… » 3/08/13 11:00pm 3/08/13 11:00pm

Black Diamond Magnetron GridLock Review: A Super-Fast, Feather-Light,…

For those who participate in rope-centered sports or performing arts, the carabiner is one of the most important items you own. It's what keeps you attached to your rope, and thus, your head attached to your spinal column. But locking carabiners have always been unwieldy and hard to manipulate. Black Diamond wants… » 12/12/12 2:00pm 12/12/12 2:00pm