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Photo: Climbing in Boise, Idaho Photo: Crowds on Everest Photo: African safari

31 Amazing Towns
Are you a city slicker or a boondocker? Do you live for the ocean or crave culture? Here are 31 action-packed locales, where the real estate's in reach and the thrills start out your back door.
31 Adventure Towns

In 1996 a storm brought tragedy to the world's grandest stage. Ten years later, the spectacle is as bizarre, disturbing, and heroic as ever. Alpinist Ed Viesturs and David Roberts report.
The Everest Update

Adventure Travel Ideas
Plan an adventure travel trip now. Try one of our exclusive 
travel deals to save on your next vacation. Or browse our Travel Directory for info from more than 50 outfitters.
Travel Directory
Photo Galleries
Last Call For Action Photos!
See the Round II reader
winners in our Action Photo
Contest, judged by NG
photographer Bill Hatcher.

See the reader photos

This Month in National Geographic ADVENTURE
Adventure Trips

Photo: The Alps Where Next: Alps Trail Dispatches
Europe's new Via Alpina is a 3,100-mile,  high-altitude answer to the Appalachian Trail »
Illustration: Pirate Is Piracy on the Rise?
Forget the eye patch, modern pirates are all about speedboats and the big score. Here's Pelton on pirates »

Instant Expert:
Animal Tracking
I.D. a cougar from a cat with a lesson in animal tracking »

World Class Trips
Looking for an ecotrip, a guided tour, or a base- camp? Start here »
Fall Weekend Getaways
Eleven autumn escapes near you, including leaf-peeping in Vermont, floating Colorado's Gunnison, and hiking a thermal wonderland in California.

Weekend getaways

Photo: Bethany HamiltonAsk Dr. Extreme

Why was shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton able to keep her cool after loosing a limb?

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