The Search for Shackleton’s Lost Ship Resumes in 2022

Shackleton's Lost Ship

The story of Ernest Shackleton and his ill-fated journey to the Antarctic in a well known one amongst adventurers and exploration history buffs. In 1914, the Irish explorer set out for the frozen continent with the goal of becoming the first to cross its frigid expanse. But thanks to an unusually set of circumstances, he … Read more

Climbers in the UK Avoid Google Maps When Picking Routes

Britain's Highest Mountain

One of the more useful advancements in technology over the past couple of decades has been the introduction of online mapping. Thanks to frequent updates, live traffic tracking, and intelligent routing, tools such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, and even the venerable MapQuest have become a part of our daily lives. But keeping such massive … Read more

The Zenbivy MotoBed is the Ultimate Road Trip Sleep System

Zenbivy MotoBed

Over the years we’ve reviewed a number of innovate products from Zenbivy, including the Zenbivy Light Bed and the Zenbivy Light Mattress. Both of those products helped redefine lightweight comfort for backpackers, creating backcountry sleeping options that had previously seemed impossibly out of reach. Now, the company has turned its attention to a very different … Read more

Never Run Out of Power Again with the EcoFlow Delta Pro

EcoFlow Delta Pro

A few years back, we reviewed a portable power station called the River from EcoFlow. At the time, the power station market was still sorting itself out, and there weren’t many options to choose from just yet. The River impressed us with its small, compact design, an array of outlets, and a battery that deftly … Read more

Rescue Operation for a Stranded Kayaker Cost More Than $42k

ca hi kayak 1

A recent rescue operation conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard has renewed a longstanding debate over who should pick up the tab for such missions. The current conversation came about after the USCC retrieved stranded kayaker Cyril Derreumaux back on June 6. At the time, Derreumaux was attempting to paddle more than 2400 nautical miles … Read more

Karakoram Climbing Season will be a Long and Difficult One

Karakoram climbing season

Just as the memories of the spring climbing season in the Himalaya begin to fade, the attention of the high-altitude mountaineering community now turns to Pakistan. Following in the footsteps of the Nepalese government, the Pakistani’s are forging ahead with the summer Karakoram climbing season with the hopes of reviving its tourism sector and luring … Read more