Interviews and Profiles


Jordan Desert Cup
On September 10, 2001 I was doing the Desert Cup in Jordan because it sounded like a great race. On September 12 I wasn't going. By October 1 shock...
Meet Mr. Fixing Your Feet
As an emergency room technician, Californian John Vonhof has seen his fair share of physical trauma over the years, but it's in the greatoutdoors...
Wizard of Whitewater
Marc Goddard won't mind if you call him "wet behind the ears." The 35-year-old founder of Bio Bio Expeditions has worked as a whitewater rafting...
Journey to Ladakh
"Julley!" It's the warm, musical greeting that visitors will constantly hear in Ladakh, a desolate Himalayan region of high passes situated on the...
Hanging out with the Manatees
Florida waters are home to manatees. These ponderous-looking sea mammals, also known as sea cows, communicate with each other through a series of...
Global Athletic Pursuits
Adventure athlete Tom Demerly likes things that move in circles, mountains that scrape the sky, desert sands that scorch the feet, and polar cold that...
La Ruta de los Conquistadores
La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica is the toughest mountain-bike race on the planet (www.adventurerace.com). A three-day stage race of...
Origins of Life in Australia
They say that obsession is halfway between love and madness. If so, Richard D. Fisher is precariously balanced on the razor's edge of performance in...
Pack-Burro Racing
Adventure athlete and ultrarunner Hal Walter, of Westcliffe, Colorado, loves training and racing with Spike, his usually willful and manic-depressive...
The Ice Man Cometh
Apart from being one of the world's foremost expeditionary-travel experts on the polar regions, with over 20 trips to Antarctica to his credit, Chuck...
Into Thick Air
Rick Wilcox is one of America's great all-around mountain climbers, and in 1991 was among the first four North Americans east of the Mississippi to...
Sailing Around the World in Record Time
The Race is the first-ever no-limits, non-stop, no-assistance round the world sailing competition. It is both a sporting event and a cultural...

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