First All-Black Everest Team Heads to Himalaya

All-Black Everest Team

Now that April has arrived, the mountaineering world is once again turning its attention to the Himalaya. In the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, climbers are now arriving in droves and are preparing for the epic challenges that now lie ahead. Amongst them, is an ambitious group of African-American climbers who make up the first all-Black … Read more

100 Year Old Park Ranger Retires From National Park Service

100 year old park ranger

If you’re looking for an example of how staying active and connecting with the outdoors can lead to a healthy lifestyle, then look no further than Betty Reid Soskin. For the past 16 years, Soskin has worked for the US National Park Service, starting as a part-time temporary employee but moving into a permanent full-time … Read more

Gear Review: Zenbivy Bed 2.0 10º Sleep System

Zenbivy Bed

Over the years we’ve tested and reviewed a lot of sleeping bags here at The Adventure Blog, and spent nights in many more. Over that time, we’ve found some that provided plenty of warmth and comfort, and a few that were best left at home on a demanding trip. But there is one sleeping bag—well, … Read more

Grape-Nuts Wants to Fund Female Adventurers

female adventurers

If you’re a female adventurer—or know someone who is—then you’re going to want to share this story with them. Grape-Nuts—the hearty breakfast cereal from Post—is celebrating Women’s History Month, not to mention its own 125th anniversary, in grand style. Now through the end of March, the brand is searching for fearless women planning big adventures … Read more

Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance Found in Antarctica

Ernest Shackleton's Endurance

More than a century after it slipped beneath the icy depths of the Antarctic waters, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance has been found. The legendary ship was located by the Endurance22 expedition, which set off from South Africa for the Weddle Sea a month ago. The team used high-tech underwater drones and sophisticated sonar to locate the … Read more

Barneo Ice Camp Closed for Fourth Year in a Row

Barneo Ice Camp

To say the past few years have been tumultuous for the organizers of the Barneo Ice Camp would be an understatement. The remote base had served as a launching point for numerous arctic adventures over the years, including polar marathons, last-degree ski expeditions, and scientific research stations. But politics and the pandemic prevented Barneo from … Read more

Gear Review: BioLite AlpenGlow 250 Lantern

BioLite AlpenGlow 250

A few weeks back, I reviewed the BioLite Charge 80 PD power bank and found it to be an excellent option for keeping small electronics charged on the go. As much as I liked that product, however, it isn’t my favorite new item in the BioLite catalog. That distinction belongs to the AlpenGlow 250, a … Read more