July 21, 2021
Ben Nevis is, at 4,413 feet, the highest point on the island of Great Britain. But that diminutive height doesn’t mean it’s a simple hill. The name in Gaelic translates roughly as “malicious mountain.” There are sections of hundreds of feet of near vertical rock that give the mountain an...
July 21, 2021
Thousands of athletes set to compete at the Games are yet to arrive at the Village, and Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto admitted earlier this week athletes are "probably very worried" about coming to Japan. Find out who is out at Inside the Games.
July 18, 2021
Jury still out if this is true or not, but how can we not publish! The world’s best sports competitors are set to spend their nights on cardboard beds — allegedly designed to collapse under the weight of fornicators to discourage sex amid COVID-19. “Beds will be able to withstand...
July 14, 2021
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will hang medals around their own necks in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Wednesday. Axios
July 7, 2021
Officials from the Japanese government, the International Olympic Committee, and Tokyo organizers will meet Thursday or Friday to discuss how to proceed with spectators at the Games. Women's Running
July 7, 2021
A grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist who was camping in a small western Montana town early Tuesday, authorities said. The bear had previously wandered into the area where the victim was camping and left but later returned, Powell County Sheriff Gavin Roselles said. CBS News
July 2, 2021
Imagine traveling across the country to visit one of the most stunning national parks in the United States only to find it’s too crowded to get inside. The influx of visitors is forcing the park to temporarily shut its gates almost daily each morning. And disappointed visitors aren’t the only consequence...
June 30, 2021
Work crews are cleaning up areas of Zion National Park today after a heavy downpour Tuesday afternoon left parts of the park in shambles. More than an inch of rain fell in an hour in Zion National Park, causing flooding that damaged some roads and tourism facilities. GearJunkie
June 23, 2021
Check out this Q & A about what the ongoing drought in the American West means for fishing in the Colorado River Basin, as well as other states suffering a similar parched summer. Adventure Journal
June 14, 2021
Southeast Utah is among the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. with two national parks and millions of undeveloped acres. But visitors are increasingly spending more time sitting in their cars as they wait to access the vast outdoors. Arches reaches capacity and closes its gate to visitors most days before...
June 11, 2021
In something truly biblical, veteran lobster diver Michael Packard was swallowed whole by a humpback whale. Outfitted with scuba gear, he estimated he was in the whale for 30 to 40 seconds before the whale finally surfaced, started throwing its head side to side, then Patrick found himself outside, in...
June 10, 2021
By valuing relatability over action shots, TikTok may be ushering in a new era of outdoor creators and celebrities. Anyone can spontaneously go viral on TikTok, creating a crop of content creators who are passionate about the outdoors and have brought quarantined audiences closer to nature in the past year....
June 3, 2021
China has issued a ban on all ultramarathons and off-road running races following the recent tragedy at the Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon at which 21 runners died on May 22. The General Administration of Sport of China has declared a range of running disciplines as insufficiently regulated and lacking well-defined...
June 2, 2021
Tsang Yin-hung, 45, of Hong Kong, set the record for the fastest climb from basecamp to summit by a woman—25 hours, 50 minutes. And Arthur Muir, at 75, became the oldest American to successfully scale the world’s highest peak. Adventure Journal
May 31, 2021
Domestic spectators could only be permitted to attend events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games if they provide either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, it has been claimed. To date, over 3.2 million people have been fully vaccinated, roughly 2.6 per cent of the country’s...
May 26, 2021
As the final summit bids wrap up and the seasonal monsoons arrive, Nepal is left to face an uncertain future as COVID-19 cases, and causalities are on the rise. And with all international flights canceled, many foreign visitors are left wondering how they’ll get home. Adventure Blog
May 15, 2021
The submission of the petition comes amid rising COVID-19 cases in Japan, while concerns over the fate of the Games have grown due to Japan's low vaccination rate, the spread of new variants and the state of emergency in place in Tokyo and other prefectures. Inside The Games
May 15, 2021
The COVID outbreak at Everest Base Camp continues to cause chaos on the world’s highest peak. At least two expeditions have packed up their tents and abandoned their climbs, and China officially canceled the season on the Tibetan side of the mountain. Outside
May 14, 2021
Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga repeated his determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Associated Press
May 13, 2021
In 1969, Beverly Johnson left school in the last semester of her geology studies for a more hands-on education in California granite, culminating with her historic first female solo of El Capitan in 1978. Johnson spent ten days on Yosemite’s iconic 3,000-foot monolith, just one highlight in her extraordinary life...
May 9, 2021
The Brazilian Olympic Committee has now sent the last of 20 containers of sports equipment and COVID-19 protection materials to Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games' scheduled opening on July 23. Transported were 68,000 disposable masks, 12,500 disposable shoe covers, 400 alcohol sprays and 250 aprons, among other products....
May 9, 2021
Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing. New York Times
May 6, 2021
The British Olympic Association has been handed a boost in its bid to vaccinate all its athletes and support staff prior to the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in less than 12 weeks’ time. Under a deal struck between the International Olympic Committee and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, vaccines...