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.
Two hundred paragliding pilots meet annually for a difficult seven-day marathon in the sky. Watch the video to learn about the experience.
Have you ever regarded someone in a certain way at first, but soon realized that you had to shift your thinking? Here’s someone who has revised others’ first impressions again and again. Discover the details of this athlete’s inspiring story.
Maya Gabeira is accustomed to overcoming obstacles. After a giant wave almost killed her, she came back to conquer the waves and the big-wave surfing industry.
More than 1,000 women earned their military pilot wings during WWII. Watch the video to learn more about Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
You don’t have to conquer Everest to enjoy nature. In fact, Everest may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
Heroes can’t be described using an exact science, but many heroes share personality traits outlined in the article.
Imagine if simply going to school was an act of defiance. For the women in the article, it was. Read the article to learn more about the battles fought for desegregation.