Tag: Adventure

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The Longest Night

On Easter Sunday, 2008, a boat called the Alaskan Ranger went down in the Bering Sea. Forty-seven people were left to fend for themselves in 32-degree water. Forty-two survived.

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Marooned Among the Polar Bears

A helicopter pilot crash-lands in the Arctic.

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The Wayfarer

A wandering long-distance canoeist goes missing.

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The Last American Man

At age 17, Eustace Conway moved into the North Carolina woods. He hasn’t compromised since.

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A Sea Story

The Estonia was carrying 989 passengers when it sank in 30-foot seas on its way across the Baltic in September 1994. More than 850 lost their lives. The ones who survived acted quickly and remained calm.

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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

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Raising the Dead

When deep sea diver Dave Shaw reached the bottom of Bushman’s Hole, he discovered the body of Deon Dreyer. Though Dreyer had been gone for 10 years, Shaw was determined to bring him back.

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Here Be Monsters

Three teenage boys decide to set sail after a night of drinking.  They go missing for 51 days.

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Unclimbable

Searching for the line between courage and humility on an expedition to Cirque of the Unclimbables, a remote ring of perfect rock-climbing mountains in Canada.

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Elton McDonald and the Incredible Story Behind the Toronto Tunnel

He built it as a “portal into a world of quiet.”

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How Could a Woman Just Vanish?

On July 22, 2013, 66-year-old Gerry Largay began hiking a 32 mile section of the Appalachian Trail. She hasn’t been heard from since.

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The Ride of Their Lives

Rodeo bulls and the boys who ride them.