Video: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Explains ‘Why We Explore’

“There is a little bit of danger in the unknown. But human beings are just not apt to back away from something that is a challenge,” says Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in this new video from The North Face. The video explores how humans are driven by curiosity and the need to explore. Dramatic footage and Aldrin’s wise words are the perfect recipe to motivate me to get outside, roam and yes, explore. —Amy Oberbroeckling

Scenes from “The Explorer” video

Highlining under a full moon

Might be a new meaning to the term ‘hang 10’

Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.