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Top American Climbers Lobby Congress to Preserve National Monuments

The battle over public lands rages on. A recent Executive Order from President Trump calls for the review of 27 National Monuments and puts...

Save the Vaquita: A Call to Action

The vaquita—a species of porpoise only found in the Northern Gulf of California—is in serious trouble. According to a May 9 press release from...

New Ultimate Direction FKT Grants Awarded

FKTs—fastest known times—are the holy grail for elite endurance athletes these days. To set a speed record running through remote mountains, often days at...

Everest Circus Begins Again

The world’s highest mountain is once again open for business. The 2017 season has already seen tragedy and controversy at the world's most coveted peak....

Taylor Steele’s Latest, Proximity: Creating a Longer Lifespan For Surf Films?

Fighting back against the webisode culture, this legendary filmmaker has brought together some of the world’s most talented—and interesting—pairs of surfers for his highly...

Ueli Steck: The Carpenter Who Climbed Mountains

Ueli Steck, who died in Nepal on April 30, was probably this generation’s greatest alpinist. A goal like the Everest-Lhotse Traverse via the Hornbein...

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