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Hiking Newfoundland’s Long Range Traverse

 The 35 kilometer Long Range Traverse through Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park pays off with genuine wilderness on a grand scale, but this trail-less backcountry route will challenge your navigational skills. Then you can go kayaking among icebergs  and whales when you’ve completed the hike.

 

The Planet Ice Project: Into the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

By James Martin - October 2nd, 2008

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from Huascaran National Park in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

A Hike Below the Eiger with John Harlin

 The mountains of Grindelwald Switzerland, are some of the most spectacular in Europe. A recent hike through them with John Harlin, whose father made the first American ascent of the storied Eiger, provided a glimpse into mountaineering history. Roaming below the looming North Face of the Eiger is a unique experience for any climber or backcountry traveler.

Images from the North

By Stefan Wackerhagen

Adventurer and photographer Stefan Wackerhagen found a home in the arctic regions of the Yukon and Alaska. It is here in these northern climes where  he finds the wildlife and extraordinary expanse of wilderness that fuels his photography. “The natural wilderness of Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska offers extraordinary panoramas and unrivalled wildlife. As a photographer I’m drawn to the way its light shifts in incredible ways, and its seasons change fast. There’s no place like it.”

 

Across the Alps on Skis

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

Across the Alps on skis and other adventure blogs by GreatOutdoors.com staffers. Come along with mountain skier and climber Gordy Skoog on his “Tale of Two Haute Routes,” and yet another first ascent for him in the North Cascades. The people who work here take the outdoors seriously, so check out the blog section for more, including Mike Rougeux’s Climbing on California’s Lost Coast and Peter Potterfield’s hiking odyssey in New Zealand.

Hiking Historic Chilkoot Pass

 Five days on the legendary Chilkoot Pass Trail, one of the premier backcountry routes in North America, inspires  new respect for the physical stamina of the Klondike gold rush miners as it takes you from the Inside Passage through British Columbia and into the wilds of the Yukon. 

Pacific Crest Trail Fest Draws Trail Aficionados

Lovers of the Pacific Crest Trail will gather in
Sacramento this
month to celebrate the 2,650 mile route through the American West, one of the longest on the continent.

The Muse of the Backcountry

By Dave Schiefelbein

Photographer Dave Schiefelbein finds inspiration in the changing moods of the backcountry, then works to caputre that moment.

The Challenge of Orienteering

By Dougald MacDonald

Welcome to the confounding and addictive world of competitive orienteering, a blend of cross-country running and navigation, with brains and woods sense counting more than brawn.

Hiking Tasmania's East Coast

Beaches of blinding white sand and turquoise waters meet granite mountains and towering coastal cliffs on this two week odyssey from Bay of Fires and the Freycinet Peninsula to Tasman National Park

Hiking Ireland's Wild West Coast

This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.

Kiwi Redux: The Second Time Around

From Rakiura National Park, New Zealand's newest, to old favorites like the Greenstone Track, the varied backcountry landscapes down here make the second or third trip even more interesting than the first.

Images from the Edge

GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield shares photos he's taken while writing about backcountry adventures.

The Planet Ice Project

By James Martin - January 19th, 2007

James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his book, Planet Ice, has been busy documenting the vanishing ice around the world. His new book includes essays by Yvonne Chouinard and others.

Have a Nice Doomsday

By Melissa Wagenberg

Boiling mud, world class fishing and the greatest day hike on the planet await visitors to New Zealand's North Island. A National Geographic Adventure story.

Wild and Lonely Places

By Dave Schiefelbein

The work of adventure photographer Dave Schiefelbein.

Hidden Treasures of Anasazi Country

Thousand year old ruins and inscrutable rock art add interest and mystery to hiking the scenic canyons of Southern Utah's Cedar Mesa.

Hiking the Forgotten End of the AT

The U.S. Appalachian Trail may stop at Katahdin, but the Appalachian mountains continue north into Quebec, and so does the International Appalachian Trail--the Sentiers International des Appalaches

Hiking the Arizona Trail

By Dennis Lewon

Logging a weekend section of the Arizona Trail--a lesson in pacing.

Banff 2005 Photography Winners

The 2005 Banff Mountain Festivals wrapped up with a display of the winning images from the Banff Mountain Photography Competition.

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