Author: Jeff Moag

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Impossible To Roast a Turkey Outdoors, Eh?—We Say You Can’t Screw It Up

Impossible To Roast a Turkey Outdoors, Eh?—We Say You Can’t Screw It Up

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. You just gather with people you love on the last Thursday in November, and give thanks for what you have. [...]
It’s Just An Adventure. You Don’t Have To Justify It

It’s Just An Adventure. You Don’t Have To Justify It

History’s greatest ocean rowing career started with a classified ad. It was 1972, and Peter Bird was selling velvet paintings door-to-door, the [...]
A Canoe-Level View of the Mississippi’s Lowest Water Ever

A Canoe-Level View of the Mississippi’s Lowest Water Ever

You may have heard the Mississippi River is drying up. Parts of the river this week hit the lowest levels in recorded history. A wedge of salt [...]
This Canoe Movie About Snowboarding Will Make You Think Out Of The Box

This Canoe Movie About Snowboarding Will Make You Think Out Of The Box

Here we are at the end of October, with mountains all across North America newly dusted with the season’s first snowfall—a mottled tease of the [...]
Cyril Derreumaux’s Excellent Kayak Adventure From California to Hawaii

Cyril Derreumaux’s Excellent Kayak Adventure From California to Hawaii

Last month, after 91 days on the Pacific Ocean, Cyril Derreumaux became the second person ever to kayak from California to Hawaii. The 2,400-mi [...]
Meet the Boundary-Smashing Climber Called The ‘Queen of The North Faces’

Meet the Boundary-Smashing Climber Called The ‘Queen of The North Faces’

Born in 1908, Louise “Loulou” Boulaz reached her prime in the golden age of Swiss mountaineering, a time and place of abundant opportunity for [...]
Jimmy Chin Is About To Take Us Over The Edge

Jimmy Chin Is About To Take Us Over The Edge

Buckle in, everyone. Filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin have a new 10-part series examining the most harrowing moments of A-List adve [...]
Ageless Rock Climbing Legend Marcel Rémy Kept Climbing at 99

Ageless Rock Climbing Legend Marcel Rémy Kept Climbing at 99

Swiss alpinist Marcel Rémy celebrated his 99th birthday last February at his local rock gym, climbing to the 50-foot rafters before descending [...]
Kayaker Ben Stookesberry Over the Edge and Behind the Scenes

Kayaker Ben Stookesberry Over the Edge and Behind the Scenes

For almost a year now whispers of an epic kayaking first descent have swirled through the whitewater community. The mission to Ecuador’s Río Ch [...]
Eric Shipton’s Style and Whims Shaped Mountaineering History

Eric Shipton’s Style and Whims Shaped Mountaineering History

In 1931, no one had climbed higher than Eric Shipton, a British coffee planter who cut his climbing teeth in Africa and made the first ascent o [...]
K2 Sherpa Train Hauls 145 People To The Summit In One Day

K2 Sherpa Train Hauls 145 People To The Summit In One Day

No fewer than 145 people topped out on K2 last Friday, more than doubling in a single day the Savage Mountain’s highest yearly total of 62 summ [...]
The Nutso 1910 Attempt to Plant a Flag on Denali’s Summit—In Winter

The Nutso 1910 Attempt to Plant a Flag on Denali’s Summit—In Winter

The claim was an affront to Alaska and the frontier spirit. The mere idea that a certain Dr. Frederick Cook—of New York City no less—had climbe [...]
World’s Coolest Boat Race Is On, And First One To Alaska Wins

World’s Coolest Boat Race Is On, And First One To Alaska Wins

“What if we nail 10 grand to a tree in Alaska and say, ‘Come and get it’?” The idea came to him in the beer tent. Jake Beattie told friends at [...]
Meet the Canoe-Racing Texans Tackling The Arctic’s Toughest Passage

Meet the Canoe-Racing Texans Tackling The Arctic’s Toughest Passage

All this weekend and into next week, West Hansen and Jeff Wueste will be paddling their two-man canoe from central Texas to the Gulf of Mexico [...]
The Cooler People Know About Whitewater, Too

The Cooler People Know About Whitewater, Too

I approached this review with a fair bit of skepticism. Any book whose title includes “Yeti Presents” deserves a dose of scrutiny, even if the [...]
The Used Gear Market Is Betting You Don’t Want to Buy New Stuff

The Used Gear Market Is Betting You Don’t Want to Buy New Stuff

Every year, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis adds up the dollar value of all the stuff we outdoorsy folk buy. In 2020 it came to $689 billi [...]
Sanctions-Busting Russian Billionaire Sinks F-150 In Arctic Ocean

Sanctions-Busting Russian Billionaire Sinks F-150 In Arctic Ocean

It’s the sort of caper any kid could dream, but only a billionaire could pay for: Circling the globe in life-sized Tonka trucks and touching bo [...]
Wilderness Guides Lead Winter-Long Snowshoe Epic Across Ontario

Wilderness Guides Lead Winter-Long Snowshoe Epic Across Ontario

As wilderness guides specializing in winter travel, Kielyn and Dave Barrone were victims of their own success. The couple spent most of the las [...]
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