This is Where You Should Sleep if You Have Insomnia

By Richard K. Noots Simon Trnka isn’t like us. On nights when he can’t sleep, he doesn’t take medication or watch TV. Instead, he grabs his things and starts heading out to where he belongs: the mountains. Being from Slovakia, he’s in a unique position to experience the geography of the world, and he does not waste it!…

6 Reasons Why You Should Climb a Mountain At Least Once In Your Life

By Anne Cacherell Commercial outdoor photographer from Aosta Valley, Italy, Kamil Tamiola documents the majestic beauty of Mont Blanc massif, a mountain range in the Graian Alps, and the climbers’ environment and camaraderie while taking their journey on pure white snow and on steep slopes. While taking a look at his breathtaking photos, I thought…

These Children Have Something to Show You

By Richard K. Noots There exists places that have been relatively untouched in the age of modern humans. In a small Tibetan village deep in the Himalayas, there exists the Children of Zanskar. Although their life style is slowly changing, there is an effort to make it change for the better. That is why this…

One Man Defeats a Mountain to Make an Entire Road

By Richard K. Noots Dashrath Manjhi was a man who saw a huge problem in his home village. His people had practically no access to anything considered modern by any conventional means. So, what’d he do? Well, 22 years ago he set out to carve a road from an entire mountain. Yes, this man made his own road. Through a mountain. I…

Want to See Why Avalanches Are Terrifying? Check Out This One On Everest

By Richard K. Noots It started off as an ordinary day climbing mountains, or rather Mount Everest to be specific. Unfortunately, a big, white cloud of snow begins moving towards them, and it’s only at the last second they figure out it’s an avalanche. These men are quite brave to be up there, but they must know…

The Winter Olympics Would be Cooler if They Did Stunts Like This

By Richard K. Noots This Cody guy is another man with an adrenal gland problem. He seems to love getting that rush of chemicals when your body thinks it might be encountering death. Of course, he’s become quite good at getting his fix. His choice of how to get adrenaline? Skiing. Apparently there are a…