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Nirmal Purja Explains Fatal Parachuting Accident

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Nirmal Purja Survives Parachuting Accident; Instructor Dies

Nirmal Purja nearly died in a parachuting accident today...
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Oldest Man to Paddle the Mississippi: Q&A With Dale ‘Greybeard’ Sanders

The veteran paddler they call 'Greybeard' shows no signs...
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2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners Stun and Delight

Prepare to be amazed. This year's winners of the...
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Alexander Megos Completes ‘The Full Journey’ 9b at Margalef, Spain

The now-grown-up wunderkind from Germany flat-out rips at Margalef....
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Planetary Defender: NASA Did Successfully Change Asteroid’s Path

Well, NASA officially needs a Captain Planet-style promo video. The...
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‘A Cruel War’: Adam Ondra to Auction Signed Climbing Holds to Aid Ukraine

Want to help Ukraine relief efforts — and get...
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‘Always Up, Always Forward’: Veteran Climber Plucks 9a+ Gem

You could call Dani Fuertes a “lifer”. The Aragonese...
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Tenacious Sunny Huang Completes 1,124-Peak ‘Full House’

You wouldn’t be wrong to call what Sunny Huang...
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2022 Ocean Photographers Contest Winners Dazzle from the Depths

The results of the 2022 Ocean Photographer of the...
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What to Do When Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Can No Longer Endure?

Six months after one of most famous ships in...
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What 18th-Century Tlingit Music in Alaska Sounded Like

For over 200 years, several sheets of notated music...

Video: Orcas Hunt Great White Sharks in South Africa

Question: What does a marine apex predator that hunts...
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British Man Tries to Climb Mont Blanc in Tracksuit, Nearly Freezes to Death

A 26-year-old British man almost died on France's Mont...
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Prem Chand, First Indian To Climb Kangchenjunga, Dies

“Goodbye, Snow Tiger,” Indian climber Ramesh Sharma said via...
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Postal Workers, Penguin Watchers Head To Antarctica For Strange Jobs

Four UK women chosen for coveted positions that drew...
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Roger Schaeli Forces Exacting Climb Up Little-Known Swiss Mountain

Roger Schaeli’s big new route in Switzerland looks like...
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Cave Pool in Death Valley Works as Worldwide Earthquake Gauge

Deep in the Nevada desert lies a pool of...
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Volcano Spawns New Island in South Pacific

Mark Twain once offered a compelling reason for breaking...
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Alpinist Defies Doubts For First Winter Solo of Fitz Roy’s ‘Supercanaleta’

Under a blazing sunset in the Patagonian winter evening...
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Watch NASA Crash A Spacecraft Into Asteroid in Live Feed

Skip your plans this evening — tonight's blockbuster event...
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Archaeologists Recover 3,000-Year-Old Canoe From Wisconsin Lake

Maritime archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) got...
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Climbing Beatdown Leads to Well-Earned First Ascent in Kyrgyzstan

There’s something to be said for pursuing your limits....
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Europe’s Roundels: a 7,000-Year-Old Architectural Mystery

A recent discovery in the Czech Republic may shed...

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