Devon O'Neil

How to Pull Off a World-Record Shot Ski

Every January for the past 53 years, residents and tourists in Breckenridge, Colorado, have gathered on Main Street to fete Ullr, the Norse god of snow, with a parade. These days, that includes...

How Glue-In Bolts Are Saving Coastal Crags

Salty air speeds up corrosion on bolts at rock climbing routes near the ocean, making them potentially deadly. But groups around the world are finding a unique solution.

Avalanche Rescue Needs a Revolutionary

Manuel Genswein has spent more than two decades burying himself alive and pushing shovels to their breaking point to ­determine the best ways to save snow-slide victims. His biggest challenge? ­...

Revenge of the Affordable Dream Towns

In small towns with big-time access to wilderness, rising housing values have priced out those who have traditionally made use of the area. Many residents worry that their funky slice of freedom and...