K2 counts as one of the most grueling ascents in the world – steep, icy, at high altitude, and with unthinkable overhead hazards. Earlier this year, Adrian Ballinger made the ascent to the world’s second highest mountain without oxygen, climbing alongside an all-star team including Carla Perez, Nirmal Purja, Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena, Palden Nagye, and Pemba Gelje Sherpa. Take a look inside what it took the team to make the emotional summit push.
Two friends on a camping and kayaking trip in Alaska got more than they bargained for when they were almost killed by a calving glacier. After setting up camp by the Spencer glacier, the two decided to inflate their packrafts and explore by water. Hearing parts of the glacier collapsing into the water, they paddled over to check out the commotion, and after coming very close to the glacier, sat back and watched the action from what they hoped would be a safe distance. Soon after, an
The story chronicled in Choss Whisperer would by many people be considered a failure. The failure: to complete a first ascent. But Mike Libecki, who has completed nearly seventy expeditions to the most remote reaches of our planet, has managed to come home each and every time. It is not that Libecki is any luckier than you or I, it is just that he intimately understands the complicated relationship climbers and adventurers have with risk. And crucially, how to calculate it so that he may
Antonio De La Rosa, a 50-year-old Spaniard, has just made history by stand-up paddle boarding from San Francisco, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii. The 2,900-mile crossing took him 76 days of paddling 12 hours per day on his customized vessel. RELATED: Frenchman Floats Across the Atlantic in a Giant Barrel De La Rosa described the journey as "4740km of absolute loneliness and self-sufficiency" on the Facebook page dedicated to covering his voyage. Unlike many long-distance ocean