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Favorite Adventures

These are the editor’s pick for best stories we’ve got. Start here for some inspiration.

This Mount Everest adventure story is one of our first real-time adventures back in 2000 broadcast via satellite phone. Doug reports six people die on Everest.
This is the story of one woman, and how her real education began the moment she set out to travel the world.
Several years ago, Mikkel Aaland on a quest for peace, placed Shinto stones in South Africa, the Philippines, and Germany. Shortly thereafter, South African apartheid came to an end, President Marcos left the Philippines and the Berlin Wall came crumbling down.
Traveling around the world for tens years after college left her with an enormous craving for more adventure. “Once you start it’s hard to stop,” Janine explains.
Cheryl Friedman can’t hold the same job for more than three years. This isn’t because she’s irresponsible, or untalented, it’s because she can’t let three years go by without taking a long trip.
Imagine riding your bike 7,000 miles to Nepal, carrying a year's supply of gear and food. Next, think about carrying 143 pounds, unassisted, up to Everest Base Camp. Now picture yourself climbing the world's tallest mountain alone, completely self-contained, without the help of Sherpas and without bottled oxygen. Sound impossible? In May of 1996, a Swedish mountaineer named Göran Kropp accomplished just that. Then he packed his gear and biked back home.
A Real-Life Globetrotter with a Mission. Update: Manfred was one of the first adventures we followed in real-time. We're happy to see he finished his journey. Here we combined a few of our favorite posts.
Paul Mansky: "You're on top of the world, vast views and vistas in every direction. 5,000 feet down to the floor of the valley. You can see in all directions, perfect blue sky, the wind blowing... "
Dick and Ingrid have started a new journey and cycle down the Pacific Coast.
Vilmar's adventure in Antarctica is one of our first real-time adventures. Well, as real-time as it could get in the year 2000. Vilmar sent us regular updates from the road and we would relay his message to the world.
"The experience of traveling has always been a great mentor for me," Lisa Kristine says, "A far greater mentor than academia."
Dr. Lillian Larson: "I travel in order to enrich my life and the life of others. I feel that I can help bring remote parts of the world a little closer together."