Splitboard Touring in the Beartooth Range
This is what it looks like to tour the Beartooth Mountains on a splitboard.
This is what it looks like to tour the Beartooth Mountains on a splitboard.
The Audi Q3 Quattro is equipped with an AWD system that's been refined for over 35 years. It handles all snow, ice and obstacles.
In Hawaii during the late 1970s, after the last of the night’s parties and music and campfires had died down, Ballard Trent Edwards V would strap a massive longboard to the roof of his VW Fastback and drive to the beach.
In 2010, the final roll of Kodachrome was developed by Dwayne's Photo, a lab in Parsons, Kansas. These 64 vintage photos pay tribute to the bygone film, used by pros and amateurs alike.
A misstep with a Canon F-1 turned a few rolls of film photography into a hazy look at the Old World.
The Nikonos camera produced many of history's greatest underwater images. To the author, it also is a symbol of adventure itself.
A serene ride with locals turns hectic -- and beautiful.
Will McGough is a man who takes the path less traveled. In this case, that means a reminder that time is relative in the countryside of Myanmar.
Polar explorer Will Steger has turned a chore -- cutting lake ice for refrigeration -- into a cause for celebration and fellowship. He calls it the Ice Ball.
The Alpine World Ski Championships, held in Beaver Creek, CO, featured the best skiers in the world. And Tiger Woods.
Locals simply call it "The Quarter", in their Brooklyn-esque yat. It's a clipping of convenience, and unwittingly accurate.
A visit to the Swedish home of the world's largest producer of outdoor power products.
Ever rolled a fatty in the Wyoming wilderness? Not like this you haven't.
In the past six decades, Heath Ceramics has grown to become an icon of mid-century modern design. But in their small, low-ceilinged factory in Sausalito, little has changed.
The Bells, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak rise to over 14,000 feet in the Elk Mountains and are regarded as the most photographed rocks in Colorado. We snowmobiled toward them, whizzing through forests of pale, beautiful aspen trees.
In his new photo book, David Heath focuses on Burma's smiles, not its scars. In this excerpt and photo essay, the globe-trotting photographer recalls what he loved most about the country.
For the lobstermen who call Penobscot Bay home, there is no off-season, and unpredictable waters make their jobs difficult and dangerous throughout the year. We paid one boat a visit to see what goes into catching a Maine lobster.
The 24 Hours of LeMons is an endurance spectacle of cars that were "purchased, fixed up and track prepped for a total of $500 of less." Most of them break down, but everyone has a good time.
The solitude of the fields and the camaraderie of the hunt, all set in the backdrop of the snow-laden landscape of South Dakota.
Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. Over 95 percent of Lake Superior was covered with blue ice, some of it 50 inches thick. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.
Baldface Lodge is the mecca for powder hounds with a passion for backcountry in its purest sense, boasting over 32,000 acres of unadulterated terrain and 500 inches of fresh throughout a typical season.
From the client evaluation to the material selection to the tedious labor, one thing’s clear: making custom skis requires patience and skill. We recently watched the laborious creation process up close.
There’s a quieter, if more rugged side to Grand Teton that deserves exploring: the western approach from Idaho called Teton Valley.
406 cars, trucks, buggies, ATVs and motorcycles set off from Buenos Aires’ dense city center, drifted across dirt roads, flew through grasslands, navigated sand traps and threaded through mountain passes -- and that was day one.
These 50 stories demonstrate the best of GP's original photography in 2014.
Gore-Tex's latest technology is their new “C-Knit” fabric, which will debut in Gore-Tex-equipped jackets in 2015. We were invited out to Yosemite National Park to get a first look at the new jackets and try them out.
As we drove toward the Storr we could see the cliffs and the jagged rock pinnacles rising in the distance, partially obscured by clouds.
We drove north toward our next destination, the Isle of Skye. Everything had thinned out but the country, which was opening up wider and wider, the mountains taller and the glens deeper, the colors around us shifting from warm greens to striking shades of brown, yellow and grey.
For nearly 80 years, the Gunks have been one of the East’s most hallowed (not to mention busiest) traditional climbing areas, featuring more than 1,400 routes on four major cliffs clustered outside of the college town of New Paltz. But Sky Top -- privately owned by the Mohonk Mountain House, a 145-year-old luxurious Victorian castle resort that restricts crag access to high-rolling guests and Alpine Endeavors clients -- is utterly serene, and our group is alone on the lichen-covered rock.
Bike messengers are a rough lot. So it’s not surprising that they were the early adopters of hardcourt bike polo, a tougher take on cycle polo. We paid a visit to the Seattle Bike Polo club at Cal Anderson park in Capitol Hill for some body-checking camaraderie.
The scenery is just one of the things that’s made L’Eroica one of the greatest organized rides in the world since Giancarlo Brocci founded it 30 years ago to help preserve the strada bianche, or white sand and gravel roads of Tuscany.
As far as recreation goes, heli-hiking is expensive. But it's also a means for everyday folk to access remote, sometimes impossible-to-reach parts of the world -- like the peaks of the Tantalus Range in British Columbia -- in a four-minute helicopter ride, instead of a four-day slog. It's only when you see the other side of the ridge that you realize you'd never tasted a wild berry or truly seen the color blue (reserved only for the types of lakes hidden in the mountains).
We bartered, we bought, and we took the bounty of the greatest agricultural state in the country back to the kitchen.
Iceland exists as if out of the mind of a science fiction writer -- not in the futuristic sense, but as some timeless place, where the elements that created the earth meet the people who harness its power. It is perhaps the most exotic place on Earth. And it’s only a five-hour flight from Manhattan.
The million-square-foot Bowling Green Assembly Plant boasts little in the way of natural light, the handful of skylights the only hints of life outside the floor. Well, the skylights and WDNS 93 FM, which isn’t too informative but at least strums “Jessie’s Girl” through the door assembly area.
The North Cascades aren't exactly user friendly. There are no drive-up views for the minivan crowd. Plush lodges and charming hamlets are few and far between. Rangers usually spend a lot of time telling you what a miserable time you’ll have if you put yourself at the mercy of the park’s capricious and violent weather. But with some grit and serious sweat, adventurers who press through those barriers reap major rewards. Photographer Chris Burkard covered our own recent trip.
Witnessing a million wildebeest migrating from the southern Serengeti to Kenya's Masa Mara reserve looks just as incredible in the flesh as it does in HD on Planet Earth. But to assume it's the only real way to take in the circle of life on the great African continent is a rookie mistake -- as four days spent on safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa made viciously clear.
A fork in the road. Rarely in life does the metaphorical appear in such literal form. Yet there it was, and there we were. Twelve dust-covered motorcyclists on a journey through British Columbia’s beautiful northern interior, faced squarely with two paths and three options: left, right or turn around. This is where the riding stopped and the adventure began.
On September 15, spectators at the 51st National Championship Air Race in Reno, Nevada witnessed a gut-wrenching photo finish. Thousands came to their feet and roared as two of air racing’s fastest, most highly-modified P-51 Mustangs screamed past the home pylon at 500 mph in the closest race at Reno in more than two decades. As the pilots pulled their racers skyward, up and off the race course, neither was sure who had won. Below, the thousands in the stands continued their howled excitement.
Nearly one in three Koreans hike on a monthly basis — some consider it an “addiction” — where weekends at trailheads are backlogged with eager hikers dressed in brightly colored mountaineering gear. But several paces in, trails unfurl a multitude of unique sights to Westerners accustomed to sweeping landscapes. On a recent hike at Seoul's Woo-Myun Mountain we discovered a few for ourselves.
Though you've probably never heard about it, Red Bull Global Rallycross is arguably motorsports' best kept secret, and its most promising up-and-comer. With its short, simple races, colorful drivers, insanely powerful cars, and racetracks made of dirt, asphalt and even water, it's easy to see why.
If a visit to London is European Vacation 101, and Paris is 201, Lisbon is a seminar-level adventure. GP contributor Ross Belfer demonstrates why with his photos from a summer visit to Portugal.