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Photos From Rupal Peak, Pakistan

Follow ASC adventurer Pericles Niarchos on an expedition to Pakistan, and deep into a crevasse to collect samples of glacial ice.

Geography in the News: Climbing The Highest Mountains

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM In Thin Air: Climbing the Highest Peaks Just as the 2014 climbing season got underway, an avalanche killed 16 climbers on Mt. Everest on April 18, four of whom were Sherpas. This tragic accident is just one of the dangers that can befall climbers…

Face-to-Face With Ancient Civilizations

Top archaeologists get up close to an ancient monument celebrating a culture where East met West. What lessons could it hold?

Geography in the News: Majestic Denali

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Denali National Park and Preserve, A North American Treasure In the fall of 2009, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Burns, whose film topics range from the Civil War to jazz music…

Geography in the News: Amazing Crater Lake

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Crater Lake: An Awesome Volcanic Wonder Crater Lake is a beautiful caldera lake found in South-central Oregon State, USA. It has a stunning deep blue color and brilliant water clarity and forms the main feature in Crater Lake National Park. The lake is one…

Geography in the News: Avalanche Warnings!

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Avalanche! Watch Out! “Avalanche!” is one of the most feared warnings in the world’s alpine regions. Roaring down steep mountain slopes at speeds sometimes exceeding 200 miles (322 km.) per hour, snow avalanches present enormous danger to anything in their paths. Heavy, late-November snowfalls…

January 19, 2014: Waging War Against Whalers, Paragliding Above Pakistan and More

Join host Boyd Matson as he and his guests sleep high on sheer mountain cliffs, wage war against whalers, consume bacteria in pursuit of better health, crash during paragliding takeoff in Pakistan, eat invasive species, and photograph 30 years of warfare in Afghanistan.

Geography in the News: Endangered Mountain Ecosystem

The Red-Spruce/Fraser Fir Ecosystem:  One of the Southern Appalachian Mountains’ Most Endangered   By Saskia van de Gevel, Assistant Professor, Appalachian Tree Ring Lab, Department of Geography and Planning, & Mark Spond, Ph.D., Liaison to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28607. Map created by Andi Sigsbey, GIS Lab Manager/Instructor, Appalachian State…

(More!) Pink Grasshoppers, Plus the First Wild Bear Sighting

At the research site: More pink grasshoppers, invertebrates galore, a few lizards and the first wild bear sighting!

Geography in the News: In Thin Air, The Highest Peaks

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM and Maps.com May is the month that high elevation climbers focus on Mt. Everest and other high mountains of the Himalaya. Many have been planning for years and will be journeying to Nepal shortly to adjust to the elevation and prepare base camps for…

BioBlitz 2012: Get out and Explore!

Rocky Mountain, National Park, Colorado – What is a BioBlitz? At its core a BioBlitz is about connecting with nature. Trained scientists team up with students and the general public—you and me—and explore a place. You take a close look at what’s around you, learn about all the living things that call that place home,…

Rocky Mountains and the Water of Life

Sandra Postel, Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society and director of the independent Global Water Policy Project, is at the Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz today. In this video she talks about the critical importance of freshwater for all the species in the park, and the role of the park and the Rocky Mountains…

August 5, 2012: Speed Scaling El Capitan, Teaching Women to Film in Afghanistan, and More

This week on “National Geographic Weekend,” join host Boyd Matson as we set a speed record on Yellowstone’s El Capitan, help Native North Americans rediscover their culture and tell their own stories, save physics with LSD, survey the wreckage of Japan’s tsunami on Washington’s coast, walk the length of the Andes, start a revolution in the Middle East by using photography, speak the language of London’s east side, and find America’s best beaches.

Wade Davis: “Into the Silence”

After ten years of research and writing, NG Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis has released his epic account of the first British attempts to climb Mount Everest, completing the story with the untold accounts of the team members’ experiences in World War I, and viewing the ascent from the rarely seen perspective of the Sherpas and other native people of the region.

Freedom Climbers: Poland’s Legendary Mountain Explorers

Polish kayaker Piotr Chmielinski, most famous for his first descents of the Amazon and the Colca rivers (both stories covered in National Geographic Magazine) interviews Bernadette McDonald, author of Freedom Climbers, her latest book about Polish Himalayan climbers. McDonald’s book won her the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival and the Boardman Tasker Award in the United Kingdom.