The Roof at the Bottom of the World

A history of exploration in the world's most enigmatic range

One of the last remaining mysteries of the terrestrial world, the Transantarctic Mountains that abut the South Pole elicit the kind of exploratory giddiness typically reserved for 16th century seafarers. Scientist-explorer Edmund Stump has charted the courses of previous polar expeditions through this magnificent range, bringing to bear the trials of exploration from Clark Ross’ initial 1840 voyage to scientific missions of the late 20th …

Snowboard Gear Guide

Tried-and-true and new suggestions from the industry's top talent

Most perennial snowboarders don’t buy an entirely new set-up every winter, knowing that nothing fits better than perfectly worn-in gear. To see which pieces have stood the test of time, we polled a group of the industry’s top pro riders and editorial experts to find out the boards they’re hyped on for 2012, and the single piece of gear they continue to rock year after …