Devon O'Neil

'Summit or Death!'

Who summits and who dies on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions is difficult to predict, but according to a new study released this week and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

The Next Shaun White Is a 14-Year-Old Girl

Last February, as the sports world converged on ­Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, one of the best halfpipe snowboard­ers in the world made the trip to Pyeong­chang, South Korea, instead.

When Ski Resorts Melt

It’s a sad fact: winter is shrinking. The Rutgers University Global Snow Lab reports that the Northern Hemisphere has lost more than a million square miles of snow since 1970.

Backcountry Cabin Escapes

Who needs muesli and mulled wine? The U.S. hut scene is gaining ground. These DIY trips put you in the best of the backcountry.

Climbing's Little Helper

Several near deaths on the world’s highest peaks have shed light on a dangerous trend in mountaineering: rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly the powerful steroid dexamethasone....

Hero Complex

When disaster strikes, Global Rescue's team of doctors, fixers, and former Navy SEALs is the best in the business at getting you home. And that's just one of the reasons it inspires so much...