Gear Box: Nike+iPod Review

Nike+iPod Review

I’ve mentioned a few times already that I purchased an 8 GB iPod Nano recently, and along with it the Nike+ system. I’ve had the two for several weeks now, and have used them both a number of times on training runs, and finally feel comfortable posting some thoughts and impressions. In short, the Nano … Read more

Riding the Worlds Highest Railway

On July 1st the Sky Train opened, running a rail route from Lhasa, Tibet to Golmud, a small city in Qinghai province in China. Finally, the first westerners have had a chance to ride it and report back on the experience. The train zips along at 16,640 feet above sea level, in pressurized cars designed … Read more

Should Everest Be Closed?

11-Year Old Planning Expedition

The Guardian has posted an intriguing article asking, “Should Everest Be Closed?” It’s a debate that’s been raging for some time. The highest mountain on the planet is filling up with trash of all kinds, left behind by the thousands of climbers and trekkers that scramble up and down its slopes every year. There is … Read more

Plan Your African Escape!

National Geographic Travler has put up an online Africa Travel Planner to help you plot your next vacation to the Dark Continent. You’ll find details on all the geographic sections of Africa, currency exchange calculators, information on languages, weather, best times to visit, and so much more. It’s a very comprehensive guide and one that … Read more

Saving Mount Blanc

Mount Blanc

Stellar Magazine has posted this article about efforts that are underway to clean up, and preserve Mount Blanc, one of the most iconic climbing and trekking sites in Europe, if not the world. It seems that with the influx of visitors, including tourists, climbers, and others, the amount of trash on the mountain has grown … Read more

ESPN Pimps Primal Quest Coverage

We’ve known about it for some time. We’ve even known the air dates, but ESPN has finally dropped more details on their coverage of Primal Quest. The network will begin airing the one hour episodes at 7:30PM Eastern Time on Monday, October 9 on ESPN2. New episodes will be aired each of the next four … Read more

Everest: 1996-2006

Everest: 1996-2006

National Geographic Adventure is running a special entitled Everest: 1996-2006 which has some excellent and interesting thoughts on the mountain. You’ll find an account by Ed Viesturs of what it was like back in 1996, when the deadliest storm in Everest history brought tragedy to the mountain. You’ll also find a very different look at … Read more

Death on Makalu: The last climb of Jean-Christophe Lafaille

Death on Makalu

GreatOutdoors.com has posted this article that they’ve reprinted from National Geographic Adventure about the last climb of Jean-Christophe Lafaille, who perished on Makalu last January. It’s an interesting and eerie look at a climbers last day on the mountain he so wanted to climb. The story holds a special significance to me, as it was … Read more

David Sharp: Left To Die On Everest

MountainZone.com has reprinted an article that also appears in this months issue of Men’s Health Magazine, regarding the death of British climber David Sharp. You’ll recall that Sharp’s story caused quite a stir in the climbing community when it was reported that a number of teams passed him by, without stopping to offer aid, on … Read more

Ultimate Travel Library

Ultimate Travel Library

A few days ago I posted the list of Top 7 Adventure Novels compiled by Adventure Journey. Well, if that didn’t offer enough to whet your reading appetite for the summer, then you need to check out The Ultimate Travel Library brought to us by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. On the list you’ll find dozens … Read more