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National Geographic Team Attempts Asia’s Highest Peak

Is Hkak­abo Razi the high­est peak in Myan­mar? A team of climbers risk every­thing to find out.

In a remote, far-flung cor­ner of Myan­mar the Himalayas end. Unlike the famous peaks in neigh­bor­ing Nepal, these mighty sum­mits are unknown to even hard­core moun­taineers. The rea­son is sim­ple: They are very dif­fi­cult to access. Just to reach the region requires an expe­di­tion of high order, and Myan­mar has with­held a self-imposed exile from inter­na­tional trav­el­ers for decades, mak­ing access even more dif­fi­cult. That’s why these peaks receive such scant traf­fic, and why, even in this mod­ern age, their true



Tips for Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Seasoned-pros give you the low down.

One of the biggest and attain­able adven­tures out there is thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from the California/Mexico bor­der to the Washington/Canada bor­der, high­light­ing per­haps some of the best nat­ural land­scapes the United States has to offer. And while the size of hike may seem daunt­ing (2,650+ miles), there are plenty of hik­ers out there that have com­pleted the jour­ney. More impor­tantly, there plenty of hik­ers happy to share some advice and inspi­ra­tion for tack­ling the trail your­self. The


Gear Love

Merrell: The Ultimate Trail Running Outfit

The gear you need to run wild.

Here at Clymb HQ we’re lucky to have For­est Park in our back­yard. Hit­ting the trails on a lunchtime run just plain feels good, but the best part about our job is get­ting to sell the gear we’re most pas­sion­ate about. Mer­rell trail gear is very high on that list. We’ve sam­pled nearly every­thing they’ve made, and here are a few of our favorites. Happy trails! All­out Charge Trail Run­ning Shoes  The mesh uppers on these bad boys are truly the best —


MSR Quick Solo: One Pot to Rule Them All

The do-everything pot.

If you need one pot for back­pack­ing, car camp­ing, and even in home use, then take a closer look at the Quick Solo Pot from MSR. The 1.3-liter pot can cook up a tasty din­ner for one per­son no prob­lem. The large sur­face area on the base gath­ers heat for speedy cook times, and the vented lid allows steam to escape while keep­ing the water at a roil­ing boil. What makes the Quick Solo Pot ideal is its light­weight, com­pact shape



Running the World’s Toughest Race

He goes the dis­tance, and then some.

Mike Ehredt can claim a lot of feats to his name. He’s an army vet­eran who has qual­i­fied for the National Time Trial Cham­pi­onships twice as a cat­e­gory 2 cyclist. He also com­pleted Eco-Challenged in Asia, ran the Marathon des Sables sev­eral times and even won a canoe ori­en­teer­ing cham­pi­onship. None of those feats, how­ever, com­pare to com­plet­ing one of the world’s tough­est races: the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run. We set down to speak with Ehredt’s about his accom­plish­ments, and also about


Out There

10 Must-See National Sites

There’s much more than just national parks to explore.

National parks take cen­ter stage within the National Park Ser­vice (NPS), but also within their des­ig­na­tion are other NPS units that deserve your atten­tion. There are bat­tle sites, memo­ri­als, seashores, pre­serves, and reserves just to name a few. Here are ten of the best sights within the National Park Sys­tem that aren’t national parks. Get­tys­burg National Mil­i­tary Park, Penn­syl­va­nia On July 1st, 1863, Robert E. Lee and his con­fed­er­ate sol­diers encoun­tered oppo­si­tion as they marched into north­ern ter­ri­tory. Over the next three days,


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