Claire Napier Galofaro

Katie Brown

Before she on-sighted the 2,000-foot Northwest Face of Half Dome, in October, the 28-year-old sylph from Kentucky was already hailed as one of the world's best sport climbers winning both the X...

Writing Giants

Surfing's superstars dish on waves, winning, and women

Sons of the Nimrod

Descendants of Shackleton's 1908 South Pole crew set out on another attempt


Thanks in large part to Al Gore, environmental documentaries have moved from low–rent anonymity to bankable cinema. These three DVDs get the entertainment/inspiration balance right.

The Lazy Linguist

"Would you like to? Do you want to? Would you like to? Do you want to?" For days, these words—set to techno elevator music—have been on repeat in my head, thanks to the Earworms Musical Brain...

Up Shack

A new trend in scaled-down living reimagines the gear closet

Surf, Shop

Following the lead of NBA guard Stephon Marbury, whose $15 Starbury basketball shoe is sold through budget retailer Steve & Barry's, Laird Hamilton hits S&B shelves in May with his surf line...

Chris Sharma

June 5–8, bouldering's World Cup returns to the U.S. for the first time in two decades, at the Teva Mountain Games, in Vail, Colorado. And Chris Sharma, who's been living in Spain of late, comes with...

Collision Course

BASE jumper Karina Hollekim talks courage, fear, and her near-fatal crash.