Scott Yorko

Author's Bio

Scott Yorko is a nomadic freelance journalist and an Outside alumnus. He occasionally tweets @scottyorko.

Rowing the Northwest Passage—Because They Can

If successful, this will be the first human-powered traverse of the Northwest Passage waterway in one season. They aim to raise awareness of how rapidly climate change is depleting arctic ice by...

The Best Canned Beers of 2013

It's worth mentioning that like any snowballing trend, canned craft beer has seen a swarm of greenhorn breweries tapping the market, and many of them suck. We painstakingly surveyed the field to...

Traveling the World for Free

Michael Wigge has made two trips around the world: For one, he relied on strangers for food and accommodation; for the other, he bartered, trading a single apple for, eventually, a home in Hawaii,...

Icebreaker 260 Midweight Apex Crew

Let’s start with nature’s wünderfabric. Not only is merino wool (sourced mostly from sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps) a sustainable, bio-degradable fabric, but gear makers have figured out how...

Dakine Chuck Plaid Shirt

The Chuck's two layers of air-permeable polyester are a breath of fresh air amid traditional zip tees and crewnecks.

The North Face Wool One-Piece

This one-piece's fancy coating woven into the wool-synthetic-blend suit helps wick moisture away, while a drop seat makes it easier to do your business.

Wallenda Niagara stunt

Walking a Tightrope Over Niagara

A descendant of America’s most famous acrobatic family brings classic daredevilry back to Niagara Falls.

Stiv Wilson

The One-Question Interview: Stiv Wilson

In May, plastics geek and ocean lover Stiv Wilson set sail on a 35-day voyage for the non-profit 5 Gyres Institute to follow the debris path swept into the Pacific by Japan’s 2011 tsunami.

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