Asia

Why Did So Many People Die in Nepal?

The news out of Nepal these past few days has been bleak. Avalanches and blizzards in a northern mountainous region of the country have claimed the lives of at least 26 people. According to some...

Sleep and Play Like Indian Royalty

For a central jumping off point to the many jewels of the Indian state of Rajasthan—think Indus Valley ruins, tiger reserves, and a UNESCO-certified bird sanctuary—look no further than Raas Jodhpur.

Welcome to Azerbaijan. Ignore the Skyscrapers.

Long ago, Azerbaijan's medieval capital, Sheki, was a waypoint for entrepreneurial vagabonds. Though the city no longer facilitates Silk Road deals, Sheki's inhabitants and activities hold fast to...

A Shrine to Luxury Adventure

In Japan's Wakayama Prefecture, south of Osaka, sits the Kumano Kodo, a series of ancient pilgrimage routes that wind through the misty, cedar-filled Kii Mountain Range.

Cries of the Pashtun Women

A place one can never return to grows in the mind. In mine, wind scours a scree field; a long-haired man peers down between the crenellations of a mud watchtower; a woman dozes on a wooden bed in an...

Everest Season Caught in Limbo

The 2014 Everest climbing season is in limbo and will probably stay that way for the next few days, but it’s too early to hang a “closed for business” sign on the world’s highest peak. Though one...

Law and Order at 17,500 Feet

For the first time, armed police will patrol Everest Base Camp. just don’t expect them to curb the growing conflicts.

Niseko Is Japan’s Mythical Powder Paradise

In a typical January, the fabled Japanese resort Niseko gets more snow—nearly 15 feet—than any ­other ski area in the world. Is there such a thing as too much? We sent Eric Hansen to find out.

Finding Your Desert Oasis

While the rest of the Middle East boils, Jordan’s epic canyonlands are quiet—and empty

Big Time: 7 Bucket Trips Across the Globe

After decades of scrimping, you’re ready for a full-bore, budget-be-damned adventure. Presenting outside’s Seven Wonders, our curated list of top-end expeditions.

Fight at Everest's Camp II (UPDATE)

From the Base Camp at Everest, Garrett Madison has been following developments on the fight between Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Jonathan Griffith, and a group of Sherpas. He shares his understanding of...

All the Jittery Horses: Racing the Mongol Derby

The ponies that carried Genghis Khan’s warriors are small, tough, and skittish as hell, making the prospect of riding them for 1,000 kilometers seem downright insane. American cowboy Will Grant...