Sometimes it’s the small features on a river that can be the most dangerous, as this close call on Mexico’s Río el Salto demonstrates. What looks like a relatively inconspicuous drop turns into a nightmare when the last boat down gets pinned vertically. Thanks to the quick thinking of his fellow kayakers, and some sheer strength, he makes it out his boat unharmed.
Meet Meini Li. She’s a petite little climbing machine who recently ticked off her first 5.14—China’s China Climb route—at the mere age of ten. According to an interview with Climbing Magazine, the story goes that Li made a deal with her dad that she'd try the climb when she grew to 4’7”, and this March the measuring stick signaled it was go time. For the next two months Li traveled with her family back and forth from her home in Zhongshan, Guangdong to the White Mountain in Yangshuo, China to
Climbing in Yosemite is cool and all, but for Alex Honnold, it’s as much about the adventure as it is about the climbing itself. In the upcoming season of National Geographic’s Explorer series, follow him deep into the Amazon as he seeks a new route to the top of one of the most stunning pieces of rock in the world: a tepui deep in the jungle. No, not a rooftop tent, but a massive plateau of rock engulfed in clouds with waterfalls streaming off the sides. Pretty magical, if you ask
In National Geographic’s new short doc series, IMPACT, a six-part doc series that follows the stories of six women who make an impact in their communities across the globe, we are especially drawn to Episode 2, 'Surf Sisters,' which takes place in Half Moon Bay, California. Grief and loss are universal feelings. With this past year being quite isolating during the pandemic, that sentiment holds true as most of us move through these emotions. This is especially true for Kelsey, who lost her