U.S. Adds 116 Countries to the ‘Do Not Travel List’

Do Not Travel List

If you have dreams of returning to international travel again soon, you may want to think twice before booking your flight. Last week, the U.S. State Department added 116 countries to its Do Not Travel List, citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases across the globe. That brings the total number of destinations that are … Read more

Eco-Challenge 2021 Update: No News is Good News?

Eco-Challenge on Media Lock Down

The return of Eco-Challenge in 2019 brought plenty of energy and excitement to the adventure racing community. When that event was over, the production team behind the “word’s toughest race” promised that another edition would soon follow. That was before a global pandemic brought everything to halt, leaving us to wonder if Eco-Challenge 2021 would … Read more

Mt. Everest 2021: An Update From the High Himalaya

Mt. Everest 2021

The Mt. Everest 2021 spring climbing season is off and running, with scores of mountaineers now starting to filter into Base Camp. Most are just now getting settled in at 17,500 feet (5334 meters) as they prepare to spend the better part of a month or more on the mountain. Traditionally a summit push doesn’t … Read more

The Zenbivy Light Mattress is the Sleeping Pad Evolved

Zenbivy Light Mattress

When Zenbivy first broke onto the outdoor scene a few years back, the company promised to revolutionize the way we sleep in the backcountry. Indeed its Zenbivy Bed and Light Bed brought a new perspective on an outdoor sleep system. Now, the company is back with a new item designed to complement and enhance those … Read more

The Everest 2021 Climbing Season is About to Begin

Road to Everest

The past 12 months have been long and difficult ones for the country of Nepal. A year ago, as COVID-19 spread across the planet, the Nepali government was forced to cancel the high-profile and lucrative Himalayan trekking and climbing season. While necessary to help prevent the spread of the virus, the move left the travel-dependent … Read more