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Polar Explorers: the faces of struggle

  We know its cold out but put yourself in the mind of adventurers from the golden age of Polar exploration who somehow managed without all fleece and DWR technical fibers.  Charting new ground in...
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Remembering Ned Gillette: Bad Ass Extraordinaire

Early in the morning on August 5, 1998, Ned Gillette was shot to death in his tent in the Karakoram.He was 53. Middle aged, at least by old standards. But Gillette was one of those people whose personality was...
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The Dakar Rally: A legendary past in pictures

Competitors are gathered in the Trocadéro Gardens next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ahead of the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally, which was renamed the Dakar Rally in 2009. The race originated in December...
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The 10 Best ski lifts in the world

#1 AIGUILLE DU MIDI – Chamonix, France - Built in 1955, held title as highest cable car on Earth for 20 years - Carries 65 passengers - Highest vertical ascent cable car in the world traveling...
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The Waiting Game

At this point we loathe one another.  We have shared our mouldering paperbacks, played cards until the outcome of every game is disputed, glugged gallons of Chilean wine, gorged ourselves on lamb stew, and...