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Orizaba covered in snow.

Last Missing Climber Found Dead on Mexican Volcano

Authorities have found the lifeless body of a climber...
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Miracle Discovery: Three Tiny New Moons Found Orbiting Uranus, Neptune

How hard would it be to spot an object...
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1,800 Years Later, Ancient Greek Druggist’s Pharmacopoeia Won’t Die

There’s something to be said for traditional medicine. And...
a climber with sunglasses, mountain clothes and a Jordan's flag.

Fake Summit Photo Fever Reaches Mera Peak

Faking a summit picture on an 8,000'er is bad...
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Great Explorers: Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier

A driven daredevil, Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier traded...
The route of the Mongolian wall

Unraveling the Most Mysterious Section of the Great Wall of China

The Mongolian Arc is a little-known section of the...
two climbers squatting on the top completely covered in down suits and face masks.

Winter Nanga Parbat: Bittersweet Anniversary

Eight years ago today, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon,...
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Aussies Crush 3,000km Record on New Zealand’s Proudest Trail

Attention, Kiwis: your unsupported land speed record just got...
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Four Dead, Three Injured In Avalanche at France’s Sancy Massif

Four backcountry skiers, including their guide, died yesterday in...
Babylonian clay model showing a nude couple on a couch engaged in sex and kissing.

First Kiss: Smooching Began 1,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Leave it to a couple of doctoral candidates on...
A stone tool glued into a purposely created handle.

Neanderthals Used Glue to Make Tools

Artifacts have recently revealed that Neanderthals used glue to...
Hiker atop rocky peak, Kyrgyzstan.

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
A female skywalker gibbon.

Love Songs Lead Scientists to Skywalker Gibbons

Scientists have found a previously unknown population of skywalker...
Cerro Torre, Patagonia.

Two Elite Teams to Squeeze in Last-Minute Patagonia Expeditions

Two strong teams are hurrying to Patagonia to launch...
Northern green anaconda on a riverbank. Photo: Bryan Fry.

World’s Biggest Snake Found in Amazon

Scientists have discovered the largest species of giant anaconda...
The Endurance listing hard to port, trapped in ice

Weekend Warm-Up: Restored Footage Shows Shackleton’s Ship in its Icy Death Throes

Is it just me, or is it physically possible...
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1924 Everest Anniversary Reignites Rumors: Did the Chinese Remove Irvine’s Body?

A hundred years ago this spring, George Mallory and...
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Great Explorers: Antoine de Saint Exupery

"The airplane has unveiled for us the true face...
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Must-See Documentary: ‘Champion of the Race,’ the Story of Major Taylor

Major Taylor broke more than 30 world records and...
a climber on thin ice

Alpinists Snag Tenuous First Winter Ascent of ‘Scream of the Butterfly’

Purchase was desperate and margins were razor-thin for three...
a strange bright red lobster

Hidden Undersea Mountains off Chile Hold 100+ New Species

Many have pointed out that we know less about...
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‘Odysseus’ Becomes First Privately Built Spacecraft to Land on Moon

Just days after a SpaceX rocket blasted off toward...
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Wild, Touching — and Even Funny: Best Underwater Photographs of 2024

Marine photographers from all over the planet submitted to...
Head shot of Evgeniy Glazunov, with woolen cap and sunglasses on his forehead.

Solo Climber Glazunov Dead on Ak-Su

Evgeniy Glazunov of Russia, missing on 5,355m Ak-Su in...