Video: The Barkley Marathons – The World’s Most Difficult and Bizarre Sporting Event?

Earlier today I posted a story about Gary Robbins and his attempt to complete the Barkley Marathons, which may or may not be happening this weekend. To put things into context for those who don’t know too much about the race, watch this short documentary. It gives a solid overview of what the Barkleys are all about, and why it is such a fun race to follow for those of us who aren’t actually… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links

Video: Welcome to Deception Island

Deception Island is a remote little rock that sits just off the Antarctic Peninsula. It is one of the more remote places on the planet and home to more than 200,000 mated pairs of penguins. Few people ever get the chance to visit this place, but thanks to this short video from National Geographic, we can get a look at what it is like there. Wild, desolate, and remarkable, it is a place that… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content

Video: Running the John Muir Trail with Endurance Athlete François D’Haene

French ultrarunner François D’Haene is always on the lookout for a new challenge and after completing a run along the grueling GR20 trail on the island or Corsica, he was looking for a new destination to test him physically and mentally. In October, 2017 he found it in the form of the John Muir

Video: How to Ski Steeps by REI

Our friends from REI are back today with another “How to” video. This time out, they share some tips on how to effectively and efficiently ski steep slopes. Here, we get a look at the basic skills needed to take on these challenges, helping beginner skiers to master the techniques to help them not only get down safely, but have a great time doing it. And if you like this clip, the team has also… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: Kilian Jornet’s Path to Everest

Last spring, mountain runner Kilian Jornet completed his Summits of My Life project by reaching the top of Mt. Everest not once, but twice. Now, a documentary film about that expedition is about to be released and we have the teaser trailer for it below. That’s really all the set-up you need. Can’t wait to watch the full film. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: Wild and Wonderful Climbing in West Virginia

This wonderful little film takes us to West Virginia to learn the story of PsicoRoc 2016, a deep water soloing competition that almost didn’t take place. The event was held on Summersville Lake, which had been shut down to climbing back 2007 due to accidents unrelated to the sport. But, a persistent group of people thought it was a great place to organize an event and get it off the ground,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other

Video: Introducing Mountain Skiing in the French Alps

Skiing and mountaineering have always been activities that have naturally gone together, but in this video you’ll see something a little different. It features French Alpine Ski Team member Alex Pitting and Tony Lamiche, former French rock climbing and ice climbing champion, as they head up into the mountains looking for steep slopes to climb and descend. And when I mean steep, I mean very… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and

Video: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight

Yesterday I shared an animated video of SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That clip depicted a theoretical launch that was still yet to come. But, Elon Musk’s space company managed to get their powerful rocket off the ground, and in the process send the billionaire’s Tesla Roadster off into space. The video below is the footage from that launch,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: The Middle of Somewhere – Backcountry Snowboarding in BC

I don’t post a lot of skiing and snowboarding videos, but this one is just too good not to share. It comes our way courtesy of The North Face and features Austin Smith, Blake Paul, and Jake Blauvelt as they travel to British Columbia to explore some remote and seldom visited backcountry. They find plenty of

Video: The Highest Basketball Shot in the World Caught on Video

This might be the first time I’ve ever written about basketball in the 11+ years I’ve been writing The Adventure Blog. Let’s face it, it isn’t a sport that anyone would call “extreme” or the least bit adventurous. But, this video was so good that it was definitely worth sharing. It takes us to the top of the 200 meter (660 foot) Maletsunyane

Video: Nat Geo Releases Archival Footage From Very First Film

The video below shares footage from the very first National Geographic film that was created way back in 1902. That adventure documentary depicted the ill-fated Ziegler Polar Expedition, which was an early attempt to reach the North Pole. The journey ended in disaster with the team getting stuck in the Arctic ice for nearly two years before eventually being rescued. The footage marks Nat… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and

Video: 130 Years of National Geographic Covers in Under 2 Minutes

Many of us who have a thirst for outdoor adventure and exploration can trace the origins of that curiosity back to National Geographic magazine, which has been an iconic part of our lives for more than a century. The monthly periodical with is broad yellow border and astounding photographs has stirred the imagination of generations of readers. In this video, we take a 130-year tour of magazine,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: The Mirnivator – The True Story of a Not-So-Typical Trail Runner

Meet Mirna Valerio a dedicated runner who will break all of your stereotypes of what a runner should be. In this video, brought to us by REI, we meet Mirna and learn about what motives her to get out an run. But she doesn’t just go for casual jogs around the neighborhood. She is an endurance athlete who competes in long distance events, pushing herself to her own physical and mental limits…. [[ This is a content

Video: The Sights and Sounds of the UTMB

We’ve all seen plenty of flash, over-produced outdoor videos I’m sure. This clip does away with all of that to instead focus on the visceral experience of taking part in an event, in this case the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. Gone is the jazzy music, special effects, and drone shots, and in their place you’ll find just raw sound and footage from the race. In many ways it makes for a much more… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]