It looks like I have an amazing winter coming up! It’s going to involve a lot of snowboarding, writing, photography, and, um, did I mention snowboarding? I was so stoked that I went out and bought a whole new snowboarding setup.
Four Epic US Ski Resorts Offer Awesome (But Not Historic) Pass
There are four ski hills in the USA I haven’t visited whose names make my stomach drop: Alta (Utah), Aspen/Snowmass (Colo.), Jackson Hole (Wyo.), and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (Calif.).
Judging from the scenes I’ve seen in ski and snowboard movies, these are four mountains that every serious skier and snowboarder should try to visit at least once in their life — like an snowrider’s pilgrimage to Mecca.
Park City, Utah Adventure Travel Guide
High in the mountains and near several lakes, Park City is one of America’s favourite outdoors destinations. Outdoors adventure opportunities there are varied and spectacular. Rock climbing around Park City is incredible. There are numerous mountain biking and hiking trails for people of all abilities. There are several world-class ski hillswithin driving distance, and numerous rivers and lakes for canoeing, rafting, and kayaking. Enough cannot be said about this place.
Five Adventure Travel Destinations for Thrill Seekers
Most holidaymakers look for a quiet beach where they can relax. For some, however, this kind of holiday lacks the excitement and adventure they’ve been looking for all year. So here’s a collection of the five holiday destinations that will get your adrenaline pumping, from either excitement or a little element of danger.
Climber Dies After Accident on Denali (Mt. McKinely)
This is a short summary of events. For ongoing coverage visit the Alpinist.
Photo courtesy of mikep on Flickr.
One week ago, on May 11th, a team of five climbers and two guides began their final ascent to summit Denali (also known as Mt. McKinley) in Alaska, which, at 6194m, is the tallest mountain in North America. When they left camp they had about 1000m left to climb and the weather looked “perfect”.
Watch it Now! Waterskiing Redneck Eco-Samurais
Originally introduced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to control vegetation, Asian carp have overrun the Mississippi River. With no natural predators the fish are reproducing at a alarming rate and now threaten to enter the Great Lakes. Although there are four species, the most famous is the silver carp, which jump out the water en masse when boats pass, often injuring boaters.
John Baker Wins the 2011 Iditarod Dogsled Race in Record Time
The 2011 Iditarod has been finished in record time by musher John Baker, who finisihed in 8 days and 18 hours, beating the previous record, which was held by Martin Buser, by two hours. The 48 year-old from Kotzbue Alaska has competed in every Iditerod for the past 15 years, and has finished in the top ten 11 times.