Category Archives: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Off to Outdoor Press Camp Next Week

I’ll close out the week with a quick note on next week. I leave Monday for Park City, Utah, where I’ll be attending the 2017 edition of Outdoor Press Camp. While there, I’ll be meeting with some major outdoor brands, learning about a wide range of new gear and products, and connecting with other writers. It is a full, busy week with lots of activities, which means that The Adventure Blog will…

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Video: Iceland in 4K

Take a beautiful journey across Iceland in this wonderful video, which captures the stunning landscapes found there in 4K, making them feel in more lifelike than ever before. The clip shows us towering mountains, wild coastlines, incredible waterfalls and so much more. This is one of those clips you simply want to sit back and enjoy. So turn up the music and do just that. And if you have a 4K…

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Video: Instruments of Adventure in Alaska

In this video we follow five friends as they set off on an epic adventure across southern Alaska, traveling by sea kayak, fat bike, and packraft as they go. Those are their instruments of adventure, which allow them to escape the well-trodden paths that most people take in their travels and instead find and carve their own. We all have these types of instruments at our disposal. What’s keeping us…

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Video: Riding the Super Technical ‘Treasure Trail’ in Squamish, Canada

The “Treasure Trail” in Squamish, Canada is considered a very technical mountain biking route, and definitely not for beginners. In this video we get a first-person look at what it like to ride this wild trail as we join pro rider Richie Schley and friends as they test their skills on a path that includes big drops and plenty of narrow, twisty singletrack. It looks like a lot of fun, although I’m…

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Video: Outside Explains What the Term "Public Lands" Means and Why it is Important

Federally owned (aka “public”) lands have been in the news a lot recently thanks to President Trump’s decision to review many of the protected areas that have been designated at national monuments from the three presidents that held office prior to him. Some of those areas could see their protected status go away, potentially opening them up to commercial development. So what exactly does this…

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Thank You to Grayl for Sponsoring The Adventure Blog in June!

As we wrap up another full week here at The Adventure Blog, I wanted to take this opportunity to send out a special thank you to my friends over at Grayl who have generously sponsored the site for the entire month of June. Not only is it a fine group of people that work for the company, but they happen to make a product that I actually love too.

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Video: Exploring the Ancient Irrigation Tunnels Beneath the Surface of Iran

This fascinating video comes our way courtesy of National Geographic. It takes us beneath the surface of Iran, where we discover an extensive network of ancient water tunnels designed to provide a method of irrigation to remote and desolate regions of the desert. Many of these tunnels are still in use today, continuing to provide water in places that would otherwise be completely dry. Amazing…

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Video: Shishapangma South Face – The Summit Push

Today we have the third episode of a series of videos that follow mountaineers Hervé Barmasse and David Göttler as they attempt a tough route along the South Face of Shishapangma. In this clip, the two men launch their summit bid, taking them up the mountain at long last. If you followed their expedition throughout the spring, you know how it turned out. But if not, I’ll let you watch and…

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Video: Downhill Urban Mountain Bike Racing in Mexico

We all love those amazing mountain bike videos that take us to remote trails across the globe. But there is also something fascinating about the occasional urban mountain bike run through the heart of a busy city too. That’s what we have here as pro rider Rémy Métailler rides the narrow, twisty streets of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, navigating jumps, staircases, trails, and steep drops along the…

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Alex Honnold Climbs El Cap Without Ropes

I’m still on the road today as I head back to Nashville from a long weekend with family. But, this story is so big, that I had to share it. In case you hadn’t heard over the past couple of days, rock climber Alex Honnold may have pulled off the most audacious, impressive, and dangerous climbs of all time. This past Saturday, Honnold added to his already impressive resume by climbing the 3000-foot…

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