Getting stung by an insect is a real pain. Justin Schmidt, an entomologist, has been stung more than 1,000 times in the name of science. these stings can vary from mild to absolutely debilitating.
For her brave work and continued activism concerning women’s rights and education, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more about her life and advocacy here.
Explore some of National Geographic’s highlighted adventure photos.
Roz Savage was the first woman to row solo across three oceans. Here, she talks about how her first voyage; how it came about that she gave up her normal life to row solo across the Atlantic, the obstacles that she faced, and how she overcame them.
Champion runner Kayla Montgomery refuses to let Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis halt her running career. Read about her here.
Watch mountain biking taken where you might never have imagined it could go!
Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Pat Tillman decided to leave his job as a football player for the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army. He walked away from fame and a $3.6 million contract to defend his country.
Amelia Earhart was a pioneer and flying icon for her achievement both in the air and on the ground. Read more about society’s continued fascination with her.
Matt Moniz was named “Adventurer of the Year” in 2010 by National Geographic when he was just 12! At 17 years old he realized his dream to climb Mount Everest but was also caught up in a deadly avalanche.
From an early age, South Dakota teenager Matt Guthmiller has been driven to fly. In 2014 he became the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world.
Read about, and watch a video of, Felix Baumgartner’s world record-breaking skydive in October 2012, when he broke the sound barrier by jumping to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere.
Extreme sports push people to their limits and present exhilarating, at times dangerous, challenges. Read about which extreme sports exist and where to find them.
Matthew Henson, an African American polar explorer, is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Read about his voyages and achievements.
Annie Londonderry was an important figure of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1890s. Watch the video to separate fact from fiction.
As well as being in great physical condition, persistence, curiosity, and a lack of fear are the most common personality traits that connect athletes who run marathons and endure the toughest physical challenges. Read to learn more about these astounding athletes.
Read about Nellie Cashman – whose bold actions led to her being a prospector in Alaska’s gold rush, a philanthropist amongst the mining community, and a legend of the old West.
Bessie Coleman defied all odds to become the first female African American pilot. She was as fearless in her personal life as she was in the air. Watch the video to learn more about her life.
Read about the jaw-dropping, boudary-pushing feats performed by 2019’s Adventurers of the Year.
Follow the journey of one teen’s courageous solo adventure around the world.
Very few people expected Abby Sunderland’s yacht would be found intact after she abandoned it. Which makes its discovery 8 years after her journey so surprising.