Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” in 2013, a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” in 2009, five Lowell Thomas Awards, three Best American Travel Writing Awards, the American Alpine Club Literary Award and the Banff Mountain Adventure Book Award. Jenkins’ articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Backpacker Magazine, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Mens Health, National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, Virginia Quarterly Review and more.

Adventure Travel Articles

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National Geographic

Surge in Everest Climbers Year After Mountain's Worst Tragedy

The new climbing season begins with a "safer" route through a killer icefall.

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Above and Beyond

In adventure and in life, Mike was my best friend—my stronger, wiser, wilder half. And in the end, when the last climb was over, that's all that really mattered.

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Smithsonian Magazine

A Daring Journey Into the Big Unknown of America’s Largest National Park

If dangling from a rope inside a melting glacier is your idea of a vacation, then come with us to Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias

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Backpacker magazine

Die Another Day

You won't get far in the backcountry without pushing through challenging conditions and terrain. But perseverance can be your worst enemy, and turning around the only way to succeed. Mark Jenkins explores the fine line between daring and doom.