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“Extreme Life”

Aug 14, 2014 04:36 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
It's the world's largest urban zip line, and it requires riders to BASE jump off of it after four seconds, in order to avoid a crash landing at the other end of the 2,000-foot line Continue reading →
Jun 1, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Alexander Davies
As hurricane season takes aim at American shores, the surfers among us are polishing their cowabungas.
May 8, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Mt. Everest is a natural laboratory that continues to teach scientists lessons about how the body works and why lack of oxygen causes so many problems for climbers and heart failure patients.
Apr 22, 2014 02:31 PM ET // Emily Sohn
Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
Jan 28, 2014 11:07 AM ET // AFP
A tough-as-nails New Zealand doctor fended off the attacking shark with a knife.
Dec 24, 2013 11:23 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Is there a such thing as an easy way to get across one of the world's most hostile environments?
Aug 19, 2013 01:30 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
BASE jumping and sky-diving in a wing-suit makes extreme sports even more extreme, as recent high-profile deaths make clear.
Aug 9, 2013 03:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Here are seven terrifying treks you may want to leave off the bucket list -- they could be your last.
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