No one would describe Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome peak as a ski slope, but that didn’t stop two adventurous locals.
Researchers are eager to gather data about how well COVID-19 vaccines protect children and teenagers, but are running into resistance. Would you take the risk of testing a new vaccine?
Where should you draw the line between taking a daring photo and taking a dangerous risk?
In the face of countless obstacles, Bessie Coleman was determined to become a pilot. Read about her pioneering efforts to become the first African American female pilot in American history.
Even travelers ripe for adventure need to reduce risk during a global pandemic. Read predictions about how future travel will be both daring and safe.
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.