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For a noble cause or just for the thrill of it, these epic adventurers are conquering the planet.

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An Accidental Sailor Vs. the Storm of the Century

I had zero experience when I signed up for a week at sea on an ancient wooden vessel. I got enough to last a lifetime.

The Parachuting Female Photojournalist Who Dove Into War Headfirst

Dickey Chapelle jumped out of planes, marched through the jungle and survived enemy prison—redefining what it meant to be a woman on the front lines.

The King of Adventure Stares Down Death

A rodeo cowboy, skydiver, firefighter, ultramarathoner and motorcycle racer, Coach Stroud is a 71-year-old badass. And he’s determined to die on his own terms.

This Quadriplegic Daredevil Invented His Own Tech to Race at 130mph

After a devastating injury as a teenager, Mario Bonfante Jr. now races using equipment he built in his bedroom, and he’s ready to help others do the same.

My Daughter Is Trapped Under Five Feet of Snow

In the remote mountains of Norway, a father claws himself out after an avalanche….then starts frantically searching for his daughter.

Secret Life of a Search and Rescue Volunteer

When someone goes missing on a frozen mountaintop or in a wildfire, my team heads out to help when no one else can — even if all we can do is bring back their bodies.

When Her Father’s Yacht Vanished, She Searched the Sea Until She Finally Found Peace

After Argonaut went down in calm waters, Chelsea Rice-Morris was convinced of foul play. She didn't stop until she had her answer.

Meet the Daring Free-Diver Who Talks to Sperm Whales

We know these giant predators communicate through thunderous clicks. James Nestor and his ragtag crew are determined to find out what they’re saying.

The Rock-Climbing Prodigy Who Lost Both His Legs – And Now Builds Bionic Limbs

Hugh Herr barely survived a terrifying blizzard at just seventeen. Now he’s back climbing mountains—and has revolutionized the prosthetic industry, too.