Army Sends Stryker Armored Vehicles To Arctic Circle For The First Time

We have heard about Russia’s relentless exercises and military buildup in the Arctic over the last year and a half, but the U.S. Army may now be beginning to follow suit. Under exercise Arctic Pegasus, the Army has sent Stryker armored combat vehicles to an outpost well within the Arctic Circle for the first time. »11/07/15 5:12pm11/07/15 5:12pm


Sweet Winged God Of Mischief, Doing Donuts In An Airplane Looks Awesome

I don’t care if “turning hard and mashing the throttle ’til you’ve worn a circle in the ground” is amateur-hour stunt driving. It’s some of the most fun you can have on wheels and there’s no better place to do it than an empty snowy field. Especially in a single-prop airplane on enormous tires. »10/19/15 10:00pm10/19/15 10:00pm

Shell Concedes That Drilling Off the Alaskan Coast Is a Really Bad, Really Expensive Idea

After spending $7 billion drilling for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, oil giant Shell announced today it will cease all drilling due to “a clearly disappointing exploration outcome.” This means there might be zero drilling off Alaska’s Arctic coast in the near future. »9/28/15 7:03pm9/28/15 7:03pm

The Alaskan Town Living Under One Roof

An impossibly long, single-lane tunnel is your only way into Whittier, and your only way out. Make it to the other end of those dimly lit miles, and you'll find all the ingredients of a city. Except instead of a sprawling, urban center, this town has been scaled to fit almost entirely into one lonely Alaskan tower. »1/15/15 1:24pm1/15/15 1:24pm

I'm Completely Infatuated With Alaskan Backcountry Flying

The untouched rugged beauty of the last frontier tugs at my desires to get back in the air and splash down in a crystal clear glacier lake. As fall sets in the mountain tops start to gather snow and the days grow shorter showing off the golden sunset that has been missing over the long arctic summer days. »12/17/14 8:20pm12/17/14 8:20pm

​This Nutty Bastard Rode A Honda Grom From Portland To Alaska

We like the Honda Grom, but we'll never love it like Nathan Rogers. In some kind of monkey bike-induced lunacy, he left Portland earlier this summer and headed north. Two weeks later, he rolled into Alaska. It'll take twice as long for his ass and knees to recover, so he had time for some questions. One of his… »8/22/14 12:14pm8/22/14 12:14pm

Nobody Knows What To Do With This Insane Igloo Hotel In Alaska

A wood-and-urethane igloo hotel has stood sentinel on the Parks Highway to Alaska's Denali National Park for over forty years, never once being occupied or operational. Tourists love posing with it, but nobody seems interested in running it, even at a bargain-basement price of $300,000. »5/01/14 10:22am5/01/14 10:22am

6-Year-Old Boy Rides Van Roof for 3 Miles Along Alaska Highway

When a six-year-old boy in Alaska climbed onto the roof of his parents' van as it sat in their driveway, he probably wasn't expecting to take a ride along a highway while still atop the van. Unfortunately, for the boy and his parents, that's just what happened, and the boy fell from the van's roof after three miles. »7/02/13 10:13pm7/02/13 10:13pm