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Jubilant crowds celebrated the opening of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the highest and longest in the world, creating a new thrill ride that makes for an easy trip from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain and back again in just 11 minutes
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tall, Dark and Handsome: Skiing the Kootney Rockies big three – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Fernie. GreatOutdoors.com ski correspondent Andrew McLean continues his quest for the perfect snow.
James Martin, writing exclusively for GreatOutdoors.com as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from the Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian Icebreaker, in the Arctic Ocean.
From Quebec to British Columbia, Ontario to the Rockies, here's where you'll find some of the best snowboarding in Canada even before the holidays. The snow is already great, so come on up!
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
In withering heat and humidity, our climbing reporter samples the steep sport climbing at the Red River Gorge.
Slot canyons exist all over the world, but there's nowhere on earth
that can match the quantity and quality of the classic slots of
This trip is proof that hiking is a great way to enhance international travel.
Our man on the slopes takes on the top four ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, and comes back impressed, a few pounds heavier and very wary of those Canadian Creamy Beavers.
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.
For backcountry travelers yearning for warm sunshine and green meadows, the rolling wilderness at the foot of Argentina's Fitz Roy group offers up world class hiking and a travel bargain to boot.
GreatOutdoors.com ski correspondent Andrew McLean shares his tales of woe while ski mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.