Mountaineering

Climbing, Mountaineering

7105m high Pik Korzhenevskaya in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. Photo credit: Twan van Bakel

Expedition Leader Jan Bakker Shares His Love of Adventuring, Climbing and Being Outdoors

My name is Jan Bakker, I’m from The Netherlands but currently live with my wife Carrie and son Sol in Beirut, Lebanon. I work as an expedition leader in places that are off the radar as outdoor sports destination, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. I just love spending time outside, […]

Climbing, Mountaineering

Photo credit: Matthew Irving

American Mountain Guide Emilie Drinkwater Shares What It’s Really like Being a Professional Mountain Guide

If you are into outdoor activities, you have probably dreamt about becoming a professional mountain guide. But it isn’t as easy as you might think. It takes a lot of skill and preserverance, so climber Emilie Drinkwater is only the 9th woman certified as an IFMGA/UIAGM American Mountain Guide! In […]

Bike Touring, Mountaineering, Sailing

How James Ketchell Keeps Pushing His Boundaries to Finish the Ultimate Triathlon

How James Ketchell Keeps Pushing His Boundaries to Finish the Ultimate Triathlon

James Ketchell is a rower, climber, and a cyclist rolled into one but it doesn’t end there. For Captain Ketch, he believes that pushing the boundaries is something that makes him happy. Let’s find out more about him, his book, and his very inspirational transformation from motorcycle accident to completing […]

Mountaineering, Trekking

Top 15 tips for surviving an avalanche disaster

Top 15 tips for surviving an avalanche disaster

The number one thing you can do is stay clear of avalanche areas. The second best thing you can do is do some research before you go. One of the things you probably shouldn’t try and do is google ‘Top 15 tips for surviving an avalanche disaster’ milliseconds before you […]