Christopher Keyes

The Epic Failures of Ambition

Two adventure masterpieces, Astoria by Peter Stark and Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman, revisit epic failures of ambition.

Are We Ready for Lance Armstrong's Return?

For as long as I’ve been at the magazine, Outside has routinely been accused of milking Lance Armstrong’s popularity—and, eventually, his ruin—for our own gain. Indeed, the man has been on no fewer...

Miracle Mile

What do you get when you combine six eye surgeons, thirteen runners, six educators, two nonprofits, 871 cataract patients, 63,000 students, two of the fastest men on the planet, and one trail race in...

Lance Armstrong’s Secret Is Out

The news leaks about The Secret Race have vastly undersold its importance. Tyler Hamilton’s book is a historic, definitive indictment of cycling’s culture of doping during the Armstrong era.

Professor Rescue

Christopher Keyes talks with Robert Koester, the renowned search-and-rescue specialist, about looking for autistic children and being involved in the hunt for Robert Wood Jr.

Closing Arguments

The case against the case against the case against Lance Armstrong.

Oscar Pistorius Has a Huge Carbon Footprint

Now that we know South African track sensation Oscar Pistorius will make it to the start line for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, we may never look at disabilities—or competitive sports—the same...

Nissan Leaf

No excuses. It's time to ditch that gas-guzzler for an electric car.

West Texas Swing

Presenting eight romantic, spontaneous, epic, and quest-driven cruises down America's emptiest highways, including Texas's Highway 67.