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The Incredible Life of Hilaree Nelson

At 10:40 A.M. on Monday, September 26, renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson summited 26,781-foot Manaslu with her climbing—and life—partner Jim Morrison. They stepped into their skis and began their descent, and shortly after, Nelson was knocked off her feet by a small avalanche. She fell 5,000 feet down the south slope of the Nepalese mountain, […]

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Renowned Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson’s Body Found on Manaslu

On Wesnesday, the body of missing mountaineer Hilaree Nelson was found on the southern slope of Manaslu, Nepal government officials confirmed. “Rescuers retrieved her body from the south slope of the mountain, about 1000 meters below the peak,” said Sachindra Kumar Yadav, liaison officer at base camp. Nelson’s partner, Jim Morrison, was part of the […]

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Mystery Ranch Will Launch Its First Fully Recycled Pack Series this Fall

This fall, Mystery Ranch will notch a brand first—the company’s first fully recycled pack series—with the help of Cordura Advanced Fabrics and its incorporation of Cordura re/cor fabric in The District series, Mystery Ranch’s new everyday-carry collection. “We make the most durable load-bearing packs in the world, and now thanks to our innovative fabric partners, […]

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How Many Breakfast Burritos Could Fit in the Giant Chilean Sinkhole?

There’s a sinkhole in Chile that’s growing fast—it doubled in size over the past week—and has caused the shutdown of a nearby copper mine. According to the most recent estimate, the potential hellmouth was 164 feet wide and 656 feet deep, and people on the internet have been trying to quantify that the way they […]

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A Hiker Tried to Burn a Spider. He Allegedly Sparked a Wildfire Instead.

There are some safety tips every adventurer should know: always tell someone where you’re going, pack extra layers of clothing, and never try to kill a spider with a lighter—you might start a wildfire. A man is accused of doing just that during a hike east of Springville, Utah on Monday. Cory Allan Martin, 26, […]

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Russell Wilson’s Supersized Truck Might Have Finally Ended My Devotion to Football

National Football League training camps are underway, so sportsball media can finally start reporting important news, like what kind of vehicle star quarterback Russell Wilson drove to the first practice with his new team, the Denver Broncos. Really: ESPN ran a Fashion Week–style story about the arrival of players at training camp, and one lead […]

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A Shooting at a Campground in a Popular Iowa State Park Has Left Four Dead

Three people were killed in a shooting Friday morning at Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa, and the alleged gunman appears to have shot himself to death, state officials say. Located in eastern Iowa, the park is one of the state’s most popular attractions for experienced spelunkers and casual hikers alike. It covers 370 acres […]

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Revealed: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Was Hidden in This National Park

In the summer of 2020, the decade-long Forrest Fenn treasure hunt ended in a tangled mess of conspiracy theories, wild accusations, and protracted legal proceedings. Fenn wouldn’t say who found the treasure. Worse than that, he wouldn’t say where it had been hidden. For a treasure hunt that was supposed to be real-life Indiana Jones, […]

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