National Geographic Adventure - Dream It. Plan It. Do It.



Features
Web-Only Photo Gallery
Reader Photo Album
Web Favorites
/photography/resources.html
Highlights
Introducing ADVENTURE Deals!

Photo: Tanzania safari

Plan your next trip now with exclusive savings on adventure-travel trips and
cool new gear!
Vacation packages


Alive! Then & Now

Photo: Alive crash site

Experience the first
expedition to retrace the
Alive
Andes escape route
with our 3-D, interactive
map, survivor audio interviews, and trek  photographs.
Survivors, map, photos


Travel Directory

Photo: Hiking in Ireland

Our Travel Directory is now available online. Browse
more than 50 outfitters, sorted by region.
Travel Directory


Photo Gallery:
Patagonia's Cerro Torre


Photo: Cerro Torre

See photos of Patagonia's otherwordly Cerro Torre
from the ascent that bagged
one of alpine climbing's
greatest prizes.

Cerro Torre photos



Online Favorites

Paddling Croatia Photos and Video

Digital Cameras Review

Audio: Ed Viesturs

Video: Climbing Icebergs

Adventure Travel

Robert Young Pelton's Travel Tips



"Life's an Adventure" Reader Photo Album
Been on a memorable trip? Send us your best photo and travel tips.
Photo: Hiking Washington's Cascades
 1 of 7 » 

Enter the
"Life's an Adventure" Action Photography Contest:

Send us your best adrenaline-infused shots for a chance to win a copy of the new National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Action & Adventure.

Find out more >>
I took this photo on top of Bonanza Peak in northern Washington.  At 9,511 feet (2,899 meters), Bonanza is the highest non-volcanic mountain in the state and the North Cascades. The first time my team tried to make it up the mountain, we camped at the base and awoke to rain blasting our site. On our second attempt, we scored a beautiful day of scrambling up the treacherously rocky slopes. At times, we found ourselves free climbing on vertical rock faces, spacing ourselves approximately 15 to 20 feet (5 to 6 meters) apart so that the other climbers could hear us yell when we'd dislodged little missiles from the mountain. Our final ascent took us along a spine-like ridge up to the magnificent summit. My friend, Josh Eastland, found peace in this meditative mountain seat.

Paul "Pablo" Pitcher, 27
Community development
Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala

DIY: To get to Bonanza you must go to Chelan, Washington, and find the Lady of the Lake (www.ladyofthelake.com), a ferry service to take you 30 miles (48 kilometers) across  Lake Chelan and onto Lucerne, where you get on a school bus that takes you to Holden Village (www.holdenvillage.org), a small Lutheran retreat center. From there, you will begin with a short hike out into the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area (www.gonorthwest.com). In the summer, Holden Village has a hiking service, Hike Haus, that can assist you in planning your climb of Bonanza or any of the stunning surrounding mountains.


Cover: Adventure magazine


Subscribe now to begin your year of Adventure with our exciting Alive expedition coverage. Then explore wildest California, get lost in the Paris catacombs, and spend  seven incredible days in Morocco.

Order today and save 75 percent off the newsstand price!





Image: Map mapXchange
Free maps to
use with TOPO!
CD-ROMs



Photo: Kayaker Adventurer's Handbook
How to beach a kayak


Photo: Shoe Outdoor GearStore
Buy the right gear right now

Departments Men's Women's Shoes Backpacks Camping Climbing Gear Hiking Boots Ski Equipment Snowboards Snowshoes Adidas Arc'teryx Billabong Dakine Keen Merrell Shoes Mountain Hardwear Nike The North Face NRS Oakley Sunglasses Osprey Outdoor Research Patagonia Quiksilver Salomon More Brands