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Ken Smith, still from 'The Hermit of Treig' documentaryPhoto BBC Scotland

The Hermit of Treig: Man Lives 40 Years Without Electricity or Running Water…in Scotland

Metaphorically and literally, Ken Smith is a man who...
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...

Great Explorers: Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen

While Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen sought fame and...

“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...
Chimborazo Peak (6,263m), Ecuador. Photo: Ecuador Planet/Shutterstock

Three Dead, Others Missing, Injured on Chimborazo

An avalanche on Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (6,263m), collided...

Exploration Mysteries: The Chiricahua Apaches of the Sierra Madre

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

Five Dead in Lethal Storm on Mt. Elbrus

Four women and one man have died on Russia's...

Everest Exhibit Live-Streams on Monday Sept. 27

The Alpine Club in the UK is celebrating a...

Great Explorers: John Colter

John Colter was one of the best hunters of...

ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

Here at ExWeb, when we’re not outdoors, we get...

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of James Knight

In 1719, James Knight and his 40 men overwintered...

Legends Series: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

The haughty Spanish explorer had a spiritual awakening during...

Eccentric Explorers: Isabelle Eberhardt

Isabelle Eberhardt explored North Africa disguised as a man....

Legend Series: Mary Kingsley

Exploring West Africa in the guise of a trader...

Tales From the Wild Side: The Lost Boots

I have a strange habit of losing whatever I...

Great Survival Stories: 25 Days Adrift in an Icebox

In 2009, two men drifted helplessly inside an icebox...

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of Ludwig Leichhardt

For German explorer and self-taught naturalist Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig...

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

Michael Rockefeller disappeared under mysterious circumstances in November 1961...

Eccentric Explorers: Jan Welzl

Born in the Czech region of Moravia in 1868,...

Great Survival Stories: Shipwreck, Sharks, and Deborah Kiley

Deborah Kiley's gruesome, five-day ordeal in 1982 began as...

Exploration Mysteries: The Disappearance of Henry Hudson

For someone whose name is plastered all across North...

Off-Grid: Time Forces New Zealand’s Wild Couple to Adapt

For more than 10 years, Miriam Lancewood and Peter...

Legends Series: Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was such a dedicated journalist that she...

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