The Threshold Moment

There are many moments in our lives that shape who we are and how we look at the world around us. These threshold moments can alter the course of your life and open up doors that you never knew existed. When Kevin Fedarko stepped through the door of the O.A.R.S.…
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The Swallow and the Anchor

“My future captain interviewed me with three questions,” remembers Joe Aultman-Moore. “Had I ever sailed before? No. Did I get seasick? I don’t know. And, could I leave tomorrow? Yes.”  As Joe learned to sail while hitchhiking on a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean, he also discovered the unexpected ways in which travel can explode his perceptions of normal.…
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El Avalanchisto

When Matt McKee first heard about the position forecasting avalanches for Minera Pimenton, a gold mine in the Chilean Andes, it sounded like the snow geek’s dream job. But mere hours after his plane touched down in Santiago, Matt started getting hints that maybe he had walked into a situation that more closely resembled a nightmare: a den of avalanche paths, a mine full of workers who didn’t believe in avalanches and a country that looked for someone to blame if things went wrong.…
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365 Days

“In the day to day tangle of life, it’s easy to let go of the things that provide that focus, and calm and perspective,” writes Fitz Cahall. “I find that serenity so easily in wilderness. How do we carry that home?” While on a trip to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Fitz resolved to do something back in “regular life” to try to tap into that quietness every day, for one year.…
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Film Festival Flix Announces Mountain Film Festival Line Up

This February, we are celebrating the first annual Film Festival Flix: Mountain & Adventure Film Festival! 28-days of action packed adventure you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room. It’s sure to be #inspirationoverload! How does it work? [icon type=”rectangle” size=”big” name=”money”]  Purchase your festival pass online.…
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Adventure 1000

  It’s January. Time for our annual Year of Big Ideas. This year, we talked to Alastair Humphreys, a 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Among other things, Alastair has walked across India, and 1000 miles through the largest sand desert in the world, cycled 46,000 miles around the world in four years and rowed across the Atlantic.…
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Flying Deep

  There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will Gadd is one of the most accomplished mountain athletes ever.…
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