Photos courtesy of Phil Black.

While the three flights lasted a combined 19 hours, they marked only the beginning of a three-week journey from Sept. 29 to Oct. 20 that culminated in Black reaching Mount Everest base camp. Read more


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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Bill and Suzanne Andrews, both fifth-grade teachers at Mountain Brook Elementary, know firsthand how demanding school is and how stir-crazy kids can get after spending most of the day cooped up in classrooms. Read more


Very few people can say they completed thru-hiking the 2,181-mile-long Appalachian Trail. Read more


This year’s activities included Cloudland Canyon, caving, Desoto Falls, cliff caves, lots of hiking and much more. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary

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Photo courtesy of Allan White.

When three Mountain Brook High School graduates traded a spring break beach trip for a hike through Mississippi, they added something surprising to their list of life experiences: hitchhiking. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Conley Knott.

Student sets goal to hike Appalachian Trail. Read more


Mountain Brook native Tom Spencer recently published a new guide to hiking in and around Birmingham. We talked with him about Five-Star Trails: Birmingham and the hiking research behind it. Read more


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