Source: Great Big Story
Two hundred paragliding pilots meet annually for a difficult seven-day marathon in the sky. Watch the video to learn about the experience.
Source: CBS News
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.
Source: The New York Times
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.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
More than 1,000 women earned their military pilot wings during WWII. Watch the video to learn more about Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
Source: Business Insider
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.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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.
Source: How Stuff Works
In Greek mythology, Daedalus created wings with feathers and wax to escape Crete, but those wings had their limitations. Modern science has provided us with a working flight suit (minus the feathers and wax).
Source: National Geographic
Learn about six women who refused to let discriminatory social climates keep them from adventure-filled lives.
Source: Runner's World
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a bib number, paved the way for women in running. Click here to read about the historic run and learn how she combines sports and advocacy.
What kind of person takes bold actions? Here are some key characteristics of people who dive right in and make their dreams reality.
Source: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The great explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain in 1492 on a voyage of exploration. The 3 ships he set off with were believed to be “technology that was far ahead of its time”. Think of this connection and about why this article appears on The American Society of Mechanical Engineers website.
Taking a dip into the icy sea on New Year’s Day has become quite a worldwide tradition. But, doctors advise that taking the plunge is literally not for the faint-hearted!
Using golden eagles to hunt is an ancient tradition in the Altai mountains of Mongolia. Meet Ashol-Pan, who might be the only girl learning this challenging skill.
Source: Atlas Obscura
Dashrath Manjhi, also known as “Mountain Man” spent 22 years carving a road through a mountain with hammer and chisel in Bihar, India. Read about what drove him to do this painstaking work and the long lasting impact it had on the people of his village.
Source: Mental Floss
Why has jumping from a 364ft bridge become a popular outdoor pursuit? Who came up with the idea in the first place?
Source: PBS NewsHour
It’s easy to criticize parents who allow a teenager to attempt to sail around the world alone. But how safe is too safe when it comes to parenting?
Have you ever participated in a family fun run or charity walk? Today, the 5K run or walk is a pretty commonplace event around the world and all through the year. Where did the idea of running to raise funds begin and why are people drawn to this activity?
Source: The Children and Nature Network
Maricruz Mosqueda–born in Mexico but a native of Colorado–takes on a solo hike through the Pacific Coast Trail in the hope of inspiring, in particular, young immigrants like herself to experience the mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors.
Source: The Denver Post
Not content with conquering Everest, and competing in the Expedition Impossible race, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer decided to paddle 277 miles through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. Read about this extraordinary undertaking here.