Bill Rancic Defends His Wife Giuliana After Fashion Police Controversy: 'I Tried to Get Them to Release the Footage' 42 years, 2,191 covers and 55,436 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Why Kelly Rowland Avoids Saying No to Her Son: 'I Don't Want Him to Always Hear' It
- Read the Cover Story: Amy Duggar King: I'm Doing It My Way
- FROM EW: Inside The Lumineers' 'Heavier' New Album Cleopatra
- Chase Rice Pens Letter to Fans 'Waiting for Country Music to Find a Little More Depth and Meaning'
- Dave Mirra's Family Speaks Out Following BMX Icon's Death: We Are 'Shocked and Saddened'
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- April 28, 2003
- Vol. 59
- No. 16
How Did David Hempleman-Adams Get Away with His Latest Trip? He Fibbed to His Wife
And, boy, have there been plenty of them. During the past 20 years, David, 46, has become the first to complete solo hikes to both the North and South Poles, flown a hot-air balloon over the North Pole (another first) and scaled the highest peaks on all seven continents, while frequently keeping Claire, 40, and their three daughters—Alicia, 13, Camilla, 10, and Amelia, 7—in the dark concerning his designs. "What's the point in worrying them?" asks David, who views himself as a disciplined adventurer, not a reckless thrill-seeker. "I'm not so obsessed that I am going to put my life on the line."
Still, there have been some pretty close calls, including the 20-ft. plunge down a frozen waterfall that left David completing the last 60 miles of his recent journey with badly torn ligaments in his left ankle. News of the injury made Britain's Daily Telegraph—which is how his amazingly even-keeled wife first learned he was trekking to the pole. "Nothing surprises me anymore," says Claire, a lawyer who is not working while raising the children. (The family glue-making business keeps David in crampons.) "Some people just have an innate drive to do these sorts of things. I just think, 'That's one less thing he has to do now.' "
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!