North & Central America

1. Win the Lottery

Changes to the Grand Canyon's lottery system mean you have a good chance at a self-guided trip.

Amangiri

Best Adventure Lodges. Amangiri, Utah

Tordrillo Lodge

Best Adventure Lodges. Tordrillo Lodge, Alaska

King Pacific Lodge

What makes these 10 launchpads stand out is access to terrain and peaks that no one else can reach. Home-cooked meals and five-star service don't hurt, either.

The New Kings of Adventure

The spirit of discovery is very much alive in Outside's inaugural collection of the year's most audacious and ambitious expeditions.

Andrew Skurka

Adventurers of the Year 2010. Andrew Skurka, human-powered circumnavigation of Alaska.