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Dream Trip: Kayak the Entire Yarlung Tsangpo, Tibet

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Dream Trip: Kayak the Entire Yarlung Tsangpo, Tibet

A kayaker braves the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. Photograph by Charlie Munsey   Dream Trip: Kayak the Entire Yarlung Tsangpo, Tibet Ben Stookesberry Whitewater Kayaker Some might argue that the last frontier of human exploration lies not in mountains or jungles but in the tumultuous uncharted rivers that run through them. And one of the mightiest, hairiest, most remote prizes still

Dream Trip: Ski South Georgia Island

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Dream Trip: Ski South Georgia Island

A Southern giant petrel flies past a blue iceberg near South Georgia Island. Photograph by Momatiuk-Eastcott/Corbis Dream Trip: Ski South Georgia Island Chris Davenport Big-Mountain Skier On his legendary quest to rescue the sailors of the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton undertook one of the hairiest small-boat crossings ever recorded—800 nautical miles across the insane-making conditions of the Southern Ocean. Then

Kayaking Toketee Falls, Oregon

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Kayaking Toketee Falls, Oregon

Photograph by Charlie Munsey “At this moment I was about to toss my paddle and tuck up for landing,” says kayaker Fred Norquist. “Coming over the lip was an incredible view!” To get to Toketee Falls, which drop more than 65 feet into the North Umpqua River, this group of five kayakers had to do rope-assisted climbing down into the gorge—which

Paint the Titanic, Wreck’s Discoverer Says

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Joe No Comments
Paint the Titanic, Wreck’s Discoverer Says

Robotic paint job could be “piece of cake,” explorer Robert Ballard says. “Rusticles” coat the railing of the R.M.S. Titanic (file picture), which sank a hundred years ago. Photograph by Emory Kristof, National Geographic Robert Ballard. Photograph by Priit Vesilind, National Geographic. Brian Handwerk for National Geographic News Published April 12, 2012 There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint

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