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Pilot Dick Rutan, First to Fly Around Earth Without Refueling, Dies at 85

Famed pilot Richard “Dick” Rutan has died. Rutan earned...
Everest and Lhotse from the flat glacier at 6,400m.

Everest North Side and Lhotse Open: Summit Pushes Ahead

Everest action is ramping up from near nil to...
Climbers seem tiny as they progress up the snowy ridge.

Korean-Nepalese Team Summit Jugal I

Led by Lakpa Dendi Sherpa and 14x8,000m climber Um...
Allie Pepper poses in front of the board at Makalu Base Camp

Makalu: Allie Pepper Summits at 3 PM; Now in Camp 3

Allie Pepper of Australia summited Makalu today at 3...
an engraving of a rain of fish

Natural Wonders: When Animals Rain From the Sky

For almost as long as people have been writing...
Running horizontally in the wheel of death.

‘Wheel of Death’ Would Let Astronauts Stay Healthy

The low gravity and increased radiation of space can...
Climbers descending among a maze of ice blocks on Everest's Khumbu Icefall.

More Problems on Everest

Last week's high winds have decreased, but issues and...
The Sherpa wears supplementary Oxygen on the summit of Makalu, mountains in background.

Makalu: Summiters Reach Camp 3 in the Dark

There were more summits on Makalu today, but their...
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X-Rays, AI Decode Plato’s Deathbed Words

How would you go about reading a rolled-up text...
Kayaking Zanskar.

Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
Makalu from the rocky morain terrain at Advanced Base Camp

Makalu: One Group Summits, More On the Way

Climbers on Makalu have reached Camp 3 while battling...
taam ja hole

World’s Deepest Blue Hole Discovered

The deepest blue hole on Earth plunges over 400...
a man paddling a canoe

Weekend Warm-Up: Alone Across the Canadian North by Canoe

When an author, Ph.D, and man called one of...
Sentinel satellite image showing Everest and the Khumbu glacier with areas in blue ice marked

Everest Winds Drop, Climbers On the Move

Winds in the Himalaya are slowly dying down as...
Nicolas Roulx and Catherine Chagnon at their start point.

Canada West to East Kicks Off From Alaska Border

Nicolas Roulx and Catherine Chagnon have set off on...
Alasdair McKenzie on the summit of Lhotse, May 2021.

Mystery Cho Oyu South Side Climber is Young Record-Seeker

One of the season's mysteries is out of the...
orangutan before/after with and without a facial wound

Orangutan Seen Healing Own Wound with Plants, in World First

For the first time, an animal has been observed...
A trekker looks up to a helicopter flying low in the vicinity of Everest Base Camp

Nepal Supreme Court Bans Helicopter Airlifts

A powerful new player has entered the debate about...
Detail of the filed teeth from the male individual in grave 25 from Slite, Othem parish, Gotland.

Now We Know Why Vikings Filed Grooves Into Their Teeth

Vikings filed horizontal grooves into their teeth to show...
Mircea on the summit of Aconcagua.

Tackling The Seven Summits from Sea Level

Climbing the Seven Summits may be a great personal...
climber high on a granite cliff

Making the Most of It in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge

There’s a tradition of improvisation on Mount Dickey in...
microscope image of bacteria

Super-Bacteria Found on the International Space Station

The International Space Station seems like the least likely...
Tents among huge horizontal crevasses at the Valley of Silence, the Lhotse face behind.

High Winds Partly Destroy Camps 1 and 2 on Everest

Everest climbers are biding their time in Base Camp,...