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.
Is working closely with killer whales at SeaWorld dangerous for trainers? At a hearing in Florida, lawyers for OSHA say it is.
On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando....
After Marine Corps Veteran Ronnie Simpson survived an explosion in Iraq in 2004, he threw himself at an audacious goal: to sail around the world, another quest that almost killed him.
I see a jig rising past me, and the hooked squid is flashing red and white like a neon sign. It feels like fear—or at least a vain plea for mercy.
Last February, when a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum dragged his SeaWorld trainer into the pool and drowned her, it was the third time the big killer whale had been involved in a death. Many...
The new yardstick of an athlete's cultural relevance? His following on the rapid-fire social-networking site Twitter. Here's how our favorite stars stack up.
Knocking off adventure firsts is nothing to scoff at. But David de Rothschild plans to use his far-flung expeditions for something else entirely.
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...
"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-...
Dr. Claudio Stampi teaches endurance sailors how to perform better on minimal sleep. The secret, he says, is learning how to power-nap.
Zodiac introduces a rugged special-ops vessel that'll make you the talk of the dock
You better grab a lifeline and hold on tight when Steve Fossett decides to make another manic bid for glory
Clip in and hang on for the 31st America's Cupa game of skill, guile, wealth, power, pettiness, paranoia, espionage, and egomania. And the sailing's not bad, either.
Murdered by pirates at 53, a champion long-haul sailor leaves behind a legacy of inspiration
For intrepid sailor Ellen MacArthur, round-the-world records are meant to be shattered