How Trekking Poles Can Make Your Hike Easier, Faster And Safer

You've seen people using them — walking with "ski poles" through the mountains — but what are they for? Trekking poles add stability, support and even speed. Here's how. » 11/10/14 1:45pm 11/10/14 1:45pm

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: The Ultimate Outdoor Computer?

Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we've been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here's how it performs. » 10/14/14 11:59am 10/14/14 11:59am

Can A Tarp Outperform A Tent In Extreme Weather?

Without a floor or even its own support poles, can a tarp do as well as a tent in high winds, heavy snow and pouring rain? We think one can actually do better, at least if its this Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 we're currently living out of it in Iceland. » 10/06/14 9:46am 10/06/14 9:46am

Adventure Tested: Jetboil MiniMo Backpacking Stove

Jetboil's newly designed MiniMo is a lightweight, modular backpacking stove that not only excels at boiling water, but can now simmer and cook real food as well. We've been testing it in the Norwegian wilderness. » 9/25/14 1:32pm 9/25/14 1:32pm

Photographing The Most Challenging Mountains On Earth

Cory Richards, a NatGeo photographer and The North Face team climber, was the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in the winter. We asked about his life as a climber and adventure photographer. » 8/18/14 12:15pm 8/18/14 12:15pm