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Exploration Mysteries: What Do These Ancient Manuscripts Say?

Around the world, a handful of age-old manuscripts have...
Photo Tete-Michel Kpomassie, the first african in greenland

At 80, Greenland’s First African Visitor Returns to Live Out His Final Years in the Arctic

In the summer of 1965, Tété-Michel Kpomassie became the...
Computer generated reconstruction of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour. Source: ANMM

Captain Cook’s Sunken Ship Found off Rhode Island

Australian marine archaeologists have discovered what they believe to...

Great Explorers: Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Emmeline Freda Du Faur defied convention by pioneering women's...

Into The Wild: Gaurishankar

For a time in the 19th century, 7,134m Gaurishankar...

Exploration Mysteries: The Lost Tombs of Legendary Figures

Where were Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Anthony and...

Recent Buried and Sunken Treasure and What Happens to It

“That belongs in a museum!” Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones...

Exploration Mysteries: Bennington Disappearances

Southwestern Vermont is known for its bucolic setting, but...

The Hidden Treasure: Kongur Tagh, 1981

Kongur Tagh (7,719m) lies in the Kashgar Mountains, near...

Cho Oyu 1964 and the Strange Double Life of Fritz Stammberger

The almanacs of climbing history prefer not to include...
everest house

Historic George Everest House Reopens as Map Museum in India

The world's tallest peak has always commanded human reverence....
Mont Blanc plane crash

Climber Finally Gets Reward from Jewels He Found from Mont Blanc Plane Crash

On January 24, 1966, an Air India plane carrying...

Newcomers’ Guide: The Yeti

The Yeti, it seems, has shown its elusive head,...

Great Tales in Mountaineering History: The Trango Towers

In the Karakorum, a group of rock towers feature...
Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...
Aerial operations search for missing skier Rudi Moder at RMNP in Feb. 1983 Photo RMNP

Long-Lost Skier’s Body Found After 38 Years

On February 13, 1983, 27-year-old ski mountaineer Rudi Moder...

“Don’t Let a Polar Bear Eat My Remains”: Paul Bjorvig’s Adventures on Franz Josef Land

The Norwegian Paul Bjorvig (1857-1935) usually isn’t considered a...

New Polar Expedition Scholarship for People of Color

PolarExplorers is seeking applicants for its newly minted Matthew...

The Norse Lived in North America by 1021 AD

Just this week, Danish researchers discovered evidence that supports...

Exploration Mysteries: The Mary Celeste

On December 4, 1872, a crew sailing for Gibraltar...

The Himalayan Database Gives the Past a Pass

But it strengthens the criteria for future Manaslu summits. This...

Exploration Mysteries: The Chiricahua Apaches of the Sierra Madre

In the 19th century, the Sierra Madre Occidental was...

Everest Exhibit Live-Streams on Monday Sept. 27

The Alpine Club in the UK is celebrating a...
eiger north face

Weekend Warm-Up: Eiger: Wall of Death

Unless you're a bleeding-edge alpinist, there’s not a whole...

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