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  • Salween Spring

    An American outfitter in China and the Tao of fighting a losing battle.

    Meet Travis Winn, an American who traveled to China for the first time 15 years ago to join his dad on a first descent of the Headwaters of the Salween River in Tibet. On that first trip Travis realized that most Chinese citizens had no way to get out and experience free-flowing rivers. And later he learned that at... more

  • Black Diamond: BDTV - Episode 4: Sharing the Line

    For Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl, climbing the intimidating Bellavista, one of the hardest alpine multi-pitches in the world at 8c, wasn't about conquering the route’s huge roof. As Babsi quested upwards, trusting rusty pitons and terrible rock, she and her partner, Ambassador Jacopo Larcher, depended totally upon each other. “The most important thing is not standing on the... more

  • Risk Takers: Extreme Kayaking - Nat Geo Live

    Extreme kayaker and National Geographic grantee Trip Jennings takes a harrowing journey that almost ends in tragedy during his source-to-sea first descent of Pandi River in Papua New Guinea.

  • Impossible Rock: Jimmy Chin, Hazel Findlay, Mark Synnott

    American climber Jimmy Chin, British phenom Hazel Findlay, and expedition leader Mark Synnott take the main stage to share stories about their climbing trip to Oman’s Musandam Peninsula.

  • Go For Broke

    WILL STAUFFER-NORRIS: I first went on a Last Descents River Expeditions trip in 2013. Travis Winn brought a group of Chinese over to run a Grand Canyon trip with Arizona Raft Adventures, and he invited me along.

    Travis’s goal was to show these Chinese clients how America does river recreation. In the Grand... more

  • Remains of a River

    In 2011 and 2012 we  traveled over 2500 miles on the Colorado River system, from two sources to the sea. By kayak, foot, and raft, we have gained a first-hand perspective on the river and the people whose lives depend on it. Through photographs, articles, and a web-video series, we seek to depict the whole watershed, from snowcapped peaks to wilderness canyons to a devastated delta. Down the... more

  • WRMC 2015 Keynote: Mary Gibson Scott

    This keynote is just one of the reasons that outdoor professionals from around the world come to the annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference.

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  • Frank and the Tower

    The first time REI member Frank Sanders saw Devils Tower was in the sudden brilliance of a lightning strike. It sent a wave of anxiety through him, but the next day he climbed The Tower. Forty three years later, he’s repeated that act more than 2,000 times and learned a thing or two about about going up and not growing old.

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  • For the Love

    The official teaser for Mountain Mind Collective's upcoming film "For the Love" coming to DVD and streaming online in May 2016. Visit MountainMindCollective.com to see film premiere tour dates starting in April 2016 and coming to cities across the U.S.!

    For the Love is an approximately one hour film, telling the story of two brothers who grew up in a small town with a huge love for... more

  • Fast Forward

    For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail—800+miles of desert singletrack—is a challenge unlike any other, and it will test her to the core.

    This is one of a series of three short films featuring the stories of people connected to three trails: The Appalachian Trail, Arizona Trail and Bay Area Ridge Trail. Learn more about how Every Trail... more

  • Breaking down risk: Steve Fisher at TEDxAthens

    World-class athlete Steve Fisher has taken on some of the most ambitious projects imaginable, including an expedition through the Congo River's Inga rapids, the world's biggest rapids. He faced an entirely different challenge recently, accepting an invite to speak at the TEDxAthens event in Greece.

  • Trail Angel

    Many people look to the outdoors to find peace of mind. For Paul Stiffler, better known as Ponytail Paul, the Appalachian Trail and its thru-hikers have been the therapeutic force needed to turn his life around. Paul has taken on a role as “Trail Angel” to help thru-hikers on their 2,186-mile journey and help himself find a new sense of purpose in the process.

    This is one of a series of... more

  • Jimmy Chin: Trapped in an Avalanche

    National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin recalls the terror of being buried alive under hundreds of tons of snow in the Tetons.

  • "Meru": Risk and Responsibility in Climbing

    World-renowned climber Jimmy Chin and filmmaker Elizabeth "Chai" Vasarhelyi talk about making Meru, a documentary about Chin, Conrad Anker, and Renan Ozturk's attempt to make the first successful ascent of the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru—a climb that has thwarted every previous summit attempt by the world's most elite climbers.

    In making the documentary, Chin was passionate about... more

  • A Question of Risk - Episode 10 - Dave Weber

    Dave Weber's resume is impressive. An American Avalanche Institute and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor, Dave works as a mountaineering ranger on Denali as well as acting as the lead medic for Denali National Park and as a lead guide for the Khumbu Climbing Center. But in talking to Dave, his humble tone and humorous attitude are welcoming. And his attitude toward risk is one born from... more

  • BASICS TWO - Avalanche Awareness

    A program service of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, B.A.S.I.C.S. is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching and education. The second in a series of five videos, the Avalanche Awareness video is intended to help those who ski, snowboard or snowmobile in the back country be better equipped and safe while being aware of the inherent dangers with... more

  • Companion Avalanche Rescue Practice

    Everyone who enjoys the snow in the backcountry should practice Companion Avalanche Rescue techniques. This video is not meant to be a stand-alone resorce. We're just trying to promote practice of these life-saving skills. The rescuers in the video are in the process of learning. We can all improve and become more efficient with practice, and we should!

  • Know Before You Go

    " It doesn’t matter if you have made thousands of good calls – all it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on in – it’s time to party." - Jeremy Jones

    Do you know when to back off and when it’s good to go? The Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program will get you started down the... more

  • White Out Navigation with IFMGA Guide, Evan Stevens

    If you're a backcountry traveler, its key to plan ahead and travel prepared for the unexpected if conditions change without warning. Dont get stuck in the "dark" (or white); Evan Stevens, IFMGA Guide and owner of Valhalla Mountain Touring offers tips tips on how to navigate through a white out in the backcountry.

  • Down To Nothing

    This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to the mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. The expedition members, led by The North Face athlete and Telluride mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill... more

  • In Current

    Rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon is considered by some as the most coveted job in the world. It can take 20 years of paying your dues to earn a seat on one of these legendary wooden boats. Amber Shannon has been boating the Grand Canyon nine years, trying to work her way from the baggage boat to a dory, while spending as many days possible in current.

  • Creating a New Company Profile at OutdoorEd.com

    How to create a new Company Profile at OutdoorEd.com.

  • Petzl: Ice climbing basics: Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads

    When waterfalls freeze and gullies are in shape again in the mountains, ice climbers sharpen the blades of their ice axes and bring out all their winter paraphernalia.

    This film demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice. We will discuss the key technical elements, but remember that when swinging your tools into the... more

  • Instructions for Content Contributors

    How to add Content to OutdoorEd.com

  • Generation Up!

    Watch as award-winning teenagers, Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner climb to new heights

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