Tim Zimmermann

Tim Zimmermann

Author's Bio

Tim Zimmermann is a Correspondent here at Outside, Associate Producer and Co-Writer of the documentary Blackfish  and author of The Race, a history of round-the-world sailboat racing. He is @Earth_ist on Twitter, and you can find out more about his work at www.timzimmermann.com.

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On Top of the World

Knocking off adventure firsts is nothing to scoff at. But David de Rothschild plans to use his far-flung expeditions for something else entirely.

Raising the Dead

At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened...

Break on Through

"The only thing i can see stopping us is a medical issue, like a badly twisted leg," says veteran polar explorer and native Minnesotan Lonnie Dupre, 44, of his plan to cross the Arctic Ocean with 33-...

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Dr. Claudio Stampi teaches endurance sailors how to perform better on minimal sleep. The secret, he says, is learning how to power-nap.

Rough Beast

Zodiac introduces a rugged special-ops vessel that'll make you the talk of the dock

Record Collector

You better grab a lifeline and hold on tight when Steve Fossett decides to make another manic bid for glory

Knives in the Water

Clip in and hang on for the 31st America's Cup—a game of skill, guile, wealth, power, pettiness, paranoia, espionage, and egomania. And the sailing's not bad, either.

Half Mast

Murdered by pirates at 53, a champion long-haul sailor leaves behind a legacy of inspiration

She Rules the Waves

For intrepid sailor Ellen MacArthur, round-the-world records are meant to be shattered

Real Cool Cat

An analysis of the most innovative boat in The Race

Hawaii Gung-Ho

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

Hawaii Gung-Ho

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

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