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

Raid Report: Better Late Than Never!

Better Late Than Never

GreatOutDoors.com has published a report on the Idaho leg of the Raid that was run a few weeks back. I reported on it then, and as anyone who is a fan of the sport will know, Team Nike took the victory. Still, it’s always good to get a race report for a different source, and … Read more

Kayaking the Yangtze River

Kayaking the Yangtze River

I haven’t posted many kayaking stories of late, even though I’ve spent most weekends over the past two months on the water myself. Canoe & Kayak Magazine has a great article from their current issue on Kayaking the Yangtze River. Along the way, they saw amazing canyons, glorious whitewater, and amazing beaches. They also saw … Read more

Reifenstuhl Wins Iditabike

Dirtworld.com, a site which specializes in new on the mountian biking scene, is reporting that Rocky Reifenstuhl has one the 2006 Iditabike. He completed the 350 mile race, held between Knick and McGrath Alaska, in 4 days and 7 hours. Oh, and in temperatures reaching -40 degrees F. I wrote about the Iditarod several weeks … Read more

Epic Canoe Trip: Minnesota to the Arctic Ocean!

Canoe & Kayak Magazine brings us this amazing story about two brothers who decided to canoe from Minnesota to the arctic Ocean, crossing Canada in the process. The two put in at the Lake of the Woods and proceeded to canoe for 121 days before reaching their final destination. It’s a short, but interesting read. … Read more

Speed Hiking the Triple Crown!

Speed Hiking the Triple

Adventure is on a roll lately(Speed Hiking), now offering up this article that profiles speed hiker Matthew Hazley, who recently hiked the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, and Appalachian Trails, one right after the other, in one hiking season. That’s 7525 miles for anyone scoring at home. In 239 days no less. Impressive. Most impressive. The … Read more