Weekly Feature Archives

Before and After

Posted August 24, 2011

Two videos show how a day in the life of Renan Ozturk changed (and didn't change) after a near-fatal accident.

Cratering in Newfoundland

Posted July 30, 2011

Still gripping his axe, Eliot hung over the water. We pulled him back from being crushed. He didn't whine, whimper or scream out; there was no indication of his pain besides the funny way he rolled his next cigarette.

Chad's Ennedi Dessert: A Google Earth Adventure

Posted July 20, 2011

They began by traveling the only paved road in the country—and then driving 700 kilometers farther.

The Threshold Effect

Posted July 11, 2011

Alfred Mummery wrote in his 19th century classic book, My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus, "It has frequently been noticed that all mountains appear doomed to pass through the three stages: An inaccessible peak - The most difficult ascent in the Alps - An easy day for a lady." While the misogynistic temper of this famous quote is obsolete, its more general point seems to ring true.

Alexander Odintsov on Latok III

Posted June 30, 2011

Steve House New Hampshire Video

Posted June 10, 2011

Video: Grabbing The Dragon By The Horns

Posted June 8, 2011

In the last days of April, David Kaszlikowski and Eliza Kubarska hacked their way through the Malaysian jungle to reach the twin granitic towers that dominate the island Tioman—Dragon's Horns.

The Original 'Mountain' Bikers

Posted May 24, 2011

The brothers climbed the face. At 4478 meters they stood, triumphant and utterly spent. And yet, there was probably some quiet, persistent voice whispering an unpleasant reminder in the back of their minds: Nice job. Now get down there and ride back home.

AAC Five-Year Plan: The Long-Awaited Remodel

Posted May 19, 2011

A look at "the most significant changes to AAC programs in its 109-year history."

Talented Alpinist Joe Puryear Dies at Age 37

Posted April 27, 2011

Mark Westman reflects on the life of Joe Puryear, who died last October after falling through a cornice on Labuche Kang, Tibet.