Washington’s Palouse Falls was a higher drop than anyone had ever paddled, but pro kayaker Tyler Bradt believed it was runnable—he was right.

Kayak Waterfall Record

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Why did it take five years to find the remains of a lost hiker? The story of this missing Australian backpacker illustrates how vast and unpredictable the wilderness can be.

Lost Hiker's Remains Found 5 Years Later in Utah Wilderness

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At the KCC in Nepal, aspiring Sherpas receive top-notch mountaineering training from some of the world’s most famous climbers. Take a look inside the school.

Khumbu Climbing Center Photos, Nepal

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Peru's Cordillera Blanca offers the high-altitude seclusion of big mountains like Machu Picchu or the Himalaya—but with far less of the crowds.

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

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Skiing this line "was like the floor falling out of an elevator," says photographer Reuben Krabbe.

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This high-altitude camping site on the side of Mount Meru in the Himalaya is a bit cramped, but you can’t beat the view.

Video: Prime "Tenthouse" Suite at 20,000 Feet

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For a taste of true exploration, head to Antarctica—where you can ski trails in a land still wild and unmarred by humans.

The Skier's Bucket List

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If you went mountaineering in the Swiss Alps, you would probably wear well-insulated clothes and a backpack full of gear. Some of these climbers from the 1910s didn’t even wear hats.

Vintage Photos Show Daredevil Mountaineers

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Niseko, Japan, is known for great skiing—but outdoor enthusiasts also flock to the town for its winter surfing and white-water rapids.

9 Places to Go to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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This photographer thinks the best time to shoot is right after a storm. Here’s why.

Adventure Photography Tips: Wait for the Storm

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Ever wonder what goes through a pro snowboarder’s mind right before they set out on an epic run? Let Ryland Bell tell you.

Video: The Moment You Decide to Ride

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The wide-open spaces and changing landscapes of the American West are perfect for kids who get excited about adventure. Here are some of our favorite itineraries for exploring the region.

Road Tripping the American West

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Using computer models and traditional excavation techniques, this team made a game-changing discovery about ancient settlements in the Teton Range.

Do You Love Camping in the Mountains? So Did People 11,000 Years Ago.

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For this young adventurer, the Alaskan wilderness was the perfect place to learn more about himself and grow as a documentary filmmaker.

Filming History and Heartache in Glacier Bay National Park

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The icy walls of Athabasca Glacier in Canada’s Jasper National Park, seen in this shot by photographer Paul Zizka, are spectacular objectives—even at night.

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At 5,051 feet (1,540 meters), this New Zealand cave is 70% longer than any other cave in the world. Go inside with the team that discovered it.

Watch: Inside the World's Longest Sea Caves

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Wasfia Nazreen wanted to inspire the women of her home country to follow their own paths—so she became the first Bangladeshi climber to achieve the Seven Summits.

Bangladeshi Climber Shares Her Spiritual Journey for the Women of Her Country

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From rafting in Patagonia to hiking around Mount Kilimanjaro, these trips are full of adventure, and also benefit local conservation efforts.

10 Adventure Trips That Give Back

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Retreating glaciers falling into the ocean can trigger miniature tsunamis. Read about a close call with one of these dangerous waves in Antarctica.

Calving Ice Sets Off Mini-Tsunamis Daily in Antarctica

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Using the right apps, filters, and lighting equipment out on the trail can open up opportunities for spectacular photos.

Adventure Photography: 4 Tips to Get an Epic Shot

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