Category Archives: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Off to Tahoe

The Adventure Blog will be back on hiatus for the majority of next week as I travel to Tahoe for a backpacking trip. During that outing, I”ll be learning about and testing new gear from Thermarest, SealLine, and other brands, which of course I’ll be reporting on after I get back home.

Tahoe should make a great destination for testing new products in the outdoors. We’re going to spend a few days…

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Video: Hello, Iceland – A Solo Journey Through One of the Most Beautiful Countries on Earth

In the past, we’ve shared quite a few videos from Iceland here on The Adventure Blog, but this one ranks among the best. It was shot in that country this past May, as traveler/filmmaker Jesse Yang made a solo journey along the Ring Road and into the interior of the place. The landscapes and images captured along the way are nothing short of spectacular, reminding us of why Iceland is such a…

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Video: A Piuma – Crossing Corsica on Foot and By Paraglider

The island of Corsica is home to the GR20, which is considered one of the most famous and challenging hiking trails in all of Europe. In this video, we travel to that place to follow two adventures as they take on that trail for themselves. But rather than just walk it on foot as most other trekkers do, the decide to instead use paragliders to cover the distance. The result is one wild adventure…

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Video: Wonderful Tanzania

This video is a colorful and memorizing love letter to one of my favorite places – Tanzania. It celebrates the landscapes, wildlife, and people that make it such an amazing place to visit. For those of us who have already been there, it will be a striking reminder of why we went in the first place, possibly inspiring us to return. For those viewers who have not yet gone, you’ll understand why it…

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Video: Take a Tour of Wild Antarctica

To many people, Antarctica is a cold, desolate spot that they have no interest in visiting for themselves. But those in the know understand that is is actually a beautiful destination, filled with life and endless possibilities for adventure. In this video, we travel to the frozen continent and take a four-minute tour of some of the wonders that it has to offer. You’ll see seals, whales, and…

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Video: Nat Geo and Pristine Seas Take Us on a Wild Journey

We’ll end the week with this wonderful video from National Geographic and the Pristine Seas initiative. The short clip was shot near Cape Horn, in the Magallanes region in Chile, which is home to a rich and wild ecosystem. The goal of Pristine Seas is to protect and preserve those places, which have become increasingly threatened in recent years. This is a beautiful part of the world,…

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Video: The Life of a Fire Lookout in Montana

For 24 years Leif Haugen has spent his summers in a remote part of Flathead National Forest in Montana keeping an eye out for fires. From June to September he watches for any blazes that might appear and alerts fire fighters of where they can be found. In this video, we get a glimpse of what that life is like as he spends his days in the wilderness pretty much all alone. This isn’t a job for…

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Video: Into the Sun – A Climber Returns to the Sport He Loves

Late in 2015, climber Bernd Zangerl fell while attempting a bouldering problem. He suffered injuries as a result of that fall, losing strength and feeling in one of his arms. This kept him from continuing to climb, a sport he had grown to love over the previous 20 years. But now, 489 days after that accident, he returns to the rock at long last. This video tells his story and takes us…

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Video: Alone in the Wilderness (Complete Documentary)

For 30 years Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke lived completely alone in the wilderness of Alaska. He built himself a log cabin, hunted and fished, and explored the region near Twin Lakes. Over that time, he also kept meticulous records on his activities, both in written and filmed form, and tracked meteorological data that would proven invaluable to researchers. This film gives us a glimpse into…

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Video: Inside North Korea’s Luxury Ski Resort

North Korea is one of the most secretive and isolated countries on the planet, making it rare that we ever get a glimpse inside. But, this video takes us to that strange and mysterious land to give us a look at an unexpected sight – a luxury ski resort tucked away in the mountains. It is a fascinating look at what it is like inside this unusual place, and things are just as surreal as you might…

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