Thayer Walker

Author's Bio

Thayer Walker (@thayerwalker), an Outside Correspondent, wrote about paragliding the Himalayas in June 2010.

 

Rare Heir

Shaun MacGillivray shares his experience with IMAX movies, filmmaking, and how documentaries have the power to change lives.

First Draft

Paragliding trips in the Indian Himalayas are deadly, unpredictable...and one of the greatest thrills on earth.

Just Don't Call It a Submarine

Like many inventors, Graham Hawkes rides the line between revolutionary and cash-strapped dreamer. But if his new "flying" submersible works, he may be the first man to go 36,000 feet below the...

The Greatest Show on Surf

What's more entertaining than a big-wave contest at Maverick's? The two men fighting over it.

Walking Jaguars in Bolivia

At a Bolivian animal-rehab center, volunteers can adopt a rescued jaguar and take it for daily walks on a leash. Brave and compassionate, or just plain stupid? THAYER WALKER discovers that it may be...

Ready, Aim, Sushi

If a shark doesn't kill you, shallow-water blackout or a giant propeller might. But the spearfishermen free­diving the oil rigs off Louisiana's coast don't let that get in the way of...

Earth, Sky & Gift Shop

A peek under the living roof of San Francisco's newly rebuilt, half–billion–dollar monument to nature

Tao Berman

Pro kayaker Berman, 29, made a name for himself by hucking hundred-foot waterfalls. But this fall, he's attempting his most daring feat yet: running for the legislature, as a Democrat in...

A Long Way for a Short Film

Think adventure filmmaking sounds glamorous? Then watch THAYER WALKER get schooled on Kilimanjaro.

Off The Deep End

Karl Stanley is a stubborn, unconventional big talker with some powerful enemies. He's also a fearless mad genius who's reinvented DIY exploration in his homemade submarine. Ready to climb...

Me. By Myself. For a Long Time. (Very Long.)

Take one desert island, insert one strapping lad, and see how long he survives. That's the recipe for our half-starved, sunburnt castaway, who lived to tell the tale.

Killer Abs

Divers do the damnedest things in pursuit of Northern California abalone—like poaching, drowning, and getting gobbled up by great white sharks