After nearly two and a half months on New Zealand’s 3,000 km Te Araroa Trail, Margaret Hedderman arrives on the South Island where the mighty Southern Alps begin.
An interview with Everest guide Ryan Waters, whose team survived the recent earthquake and avalanche tragedies in Nepal.
Brothers Carson and Austin Bowlin drove from Seattle to Chile, climbing, skiing and surfing along the way.
Nat. Geo. Adventurer Mike Libecki battles rain and jungle chaos to pioneer this first ascent on the Marquesas Islands, north of Tahiti.
Join explorer and photographer Eric Hanson as he treks through the Cordillera Blancas of Peru, the epicenter for South American adventure.
The Avellano Range in Patagonia is still wild and raw, far from the development and climbers of the popular tourist town Chalten.
In our quest to conquer Te Araroa, New Zealand’s 3,000km tramping trail that runs the length of both islands, one last challenge lies between us and the end of the North Island: the Tararua Ranges. The first real mountains on Te Araroa, the Tararuas are fabled to be one of the toughest hikes yet. From steep climbs and descents to hazardous weather blowing in from the Antarctic, we are in for a real challenge, whether we’re ready for it or not. By now, my dad and I have been on the trail for nearly two months and have already conquered some challenging terrain: steep and muddy rain forests, rocky volcanic scree, and the concrete jungle of Auckland. Though the Bluff, the end of the trail, is still over 1,300 km…
When Genghis Khan and his armies charged west across Mongolia on their way to conquer foreign lands, they traveled alongside a granite belt of mountains that stretch from central Mongolia to the Gobi Desert.
The crew from MSR sent me a quick note asking if I would share details from my recent reconnaissance trip to Patagonia. They were specifically wondering about my gear,