EXPLORE UNBOUND

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

What is adventure but abandoning the quest for comfort in pursuit of a more awe-inspiring life? The catch is, enduring discomfort is necessary, and it often seems more appealing in theory than in reality. It’s why it takes a good 48 hours after most ultramarathons to find the desire to sign up for another, and why we swear never to climb another mountain when we’re two-thirds of the way to the top. But if you’re here, it means you’ve likely reached the forgetting stage, where all the pain you’ve endured has shriveled away and you’ve realized it was 100% worth it for the incredible adventure you had.

So what’s next? Explore Unbound was created to help you find uncommon, bucket list worthy adventures in a curated and easily accessible format. But that’s all that’s easy about these adventure ideas. Here you’ll find the world’s toughest and most beautiful ultramarathons, mountains, ski areas, and multi-day treks. Whether you’ve run dozens of ultramarathons and you’re looking for the next big challenge, just climbed your first major peak and need a new goal, or just want to gawk at all the crazy stuff endurance athletes get up to these days, Explore Unbound has you covered.

The point of Explore Unbound is to make the world of adventure and endurance sports more accessible, to expose you to places and events it may take you years to discover otherwise. Too many people go through life thinking that ultras are only for people born for it, or climbing is only for people who live in the mountains. If you have the desire, willingness to endure discomfort, dedication to train, and willingness to change any mindsets holding you back, there’s few things that can stand in your way of achieving goals you never dared to dream may be possible. And once you unlock that level of breakthrough just once, you’d be amazed how the world opens up.

Explore Unbound is a growing community, so if you have resources or adventure ideas you’d like to contribute or thoughts on how it can be improved, let us know!

Get to work on your bucket list with our collection of online resources, including race calendars, mountain guides, ski resort ratings, and more.

Get to work on your bucket list adventures with our collection of online resources, including race calendars, mountain guides, ski resort ratings, and more.

Destinations like Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, and Oman are home to some of the most epic mountains, trails, and races on Earth, yet they’re off the radar to all but the most intrepid travelers. Explore Unbound hopes to make these and other “hidden gems” more accessible to you by helping you to find new bucket list adventures beyond the Seven Summits and the World Marathon Majors.

Ready for an epic adventure? Explore our database of the world’s top mountains, marathons, ultras, treks, and ski areas on every continent.

Ready for an epic adventure? Explore our database of the world’s top mountains, marathons, ultras, treks, and ski areas on every continent.

Discover your next dream race with our database of the world’s best marathons and ultramarathons. Test yourself against the toughest, longest, and most beautiful courses on every continent. 

The range of climbable mountains in the world is breathtaking, yet many focus on just a few – the highest in each region. Start here to explore more unique peaks on every continent.

Home mountains are great, but sometimes you need to try something new! Discover your next dream ski destination with our list of the world’s best ski areas. 

Gulmarg Resort

8 Lifts | 2,400 ac | 13,123′ Top Elev. | 4,921′ Vert. | India

There’s no better way to escape than a multi-day trek or thru-hike, miles away from civilization. Start here to find a range of bucket list-worthy routes.