Gunung Tahan, Malaysia. Photo: hadriaswad

Trekking + Exploring

Essentially a modern version of the most ancient form of travel, trekking refers to traversing various distances of backcountry terrain or wilderness, typically on foot, carrying one’s gear in backpacks (backpacking), and camping along the way, although other forms exist as well, such as using pack animals and sleeping in shelters or huts.

Oftentimes treks are involved in the approaches to mountains or other climbing objectives, as well as other forms of wilderness exploration such as canyoneering. Many people “go trekking” however, as its own activity, and trekking tours are commonly offered as travel packages, with Nepal being the classic example.

Included in this topic are other forms of wilderness exploration including caving (or spelunking), canyoneering, as well as adventure racing and geocaching.

Trekking + Exploring Articles

This infographic breaks down how to get around the world in 40 awesome hikes

by Matt Hershberger

This crew’s road trip from Montreal to Baja will make you super fired up to go travel

by Alice Latham

The 15 ultimate travel accounts to follow on SnapChat

by Alyssa Ramos

What gear I took with me to shoot a paddleboarding adventure in Moab

by Ben Horton

Watch: This crew tricked out an old fire truck and created the ultimate ski-mobile to find powder in Iran

by Cathy Brown

National parks of the West through a vintage 35mm

by Brian Lewis

The backstory behind my raddest shots on Instagram

by Eeva Makinen

14 steps to make the most of traveling alone

by Elaina Giolando

A photographic journey through remote East Greenland

by Mads Pihl

11 things I wish I’d known before hiking the Appalachian Trail

by Maggie Wallace

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

by Eric Warren

7 diverse ways to experience northern Quebec

by Simon Willis

20 images that prove Greenland has the most inspiring landscapes on earth

by Elisabeth Beyer

The backstory behind my most liked shots in Instagram

by Chelsea Yamase

A love letter to Mt Rainier

by Brynn Utela

Photo essay: Hiking the American Southwest

by Kat Carney

This is what happens when you let the Internet decide what to name your $300 million Antarctic research ship

by Cathy Brown

How to ruin a trip to Machu Picchu in 5 easy steps

by Michelle Tanaka
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