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First Ascents in Cameroon

A National Geographic expedition is braving volcanic spires in the wilds of West Africa. Follow their progress at Quokka Sports.

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Living with Babenzélé Pygmies deep in the rain forest, Michael "Nick" Nichols found anything but hearts of darkness.
 
   
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Rock Star Snowboard Queen

The snowboard champion turned Lilith Fair diva-in-training holds forth on boarding, singing, wild women, and "giving chicken."
 
   
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Writer and kayaker Jon Bowermaster tested the waters around a remote Aleutian archipelago—or did they test him? Listen to his dispatches and see photos from the assignment.
 
   
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