A solo hiker tries to claw her way out of a frozen cave after a winter pathway collapses.
Watch your step. Trips and tumbles are the number one cause of backcountry deaths.
Knowing fact from fiction can help you avoid—and survive—a 54,000℉ strike.
Waves, currents, and tides threaten thousands of miles of American
trails (any within a quarter of a mile of a waterway), and hikers can get caught in the barrage. Headland-sculpting, beach-pounding waves can swallow an unwary trekker without so much as a burp. Learn how to recognize, negotiate, and avoid nearshore hazards
Bad decisions and running scared got this reader struck by lightning--but he survived.
Two readers shiver for their lives through a cold, Alaskan summer night.
Don't get swept away, use this technique.
Stay alert in canyon country.
What not to wear in a lightning storm.
Triple-digit temps by noon. Freezing at night. Scarce water. The desert is as dangerous for unprepared hikers. Give yourself an edge and learn to survive this hostile territory while backpacking.