Surfer Julian Wilson won his first ASP event after scoring big during the final seconds of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, leaving his competitor Gabriel Medina stunned and with tears in his eyes. “I’m overwhelmed,” Wilson said. “I lost to Gabriel (Medina) on the
buzzer last year in France and to beat him back again on the buzzer, I
don’t even know how to describe the feeling."
Our fact-checkers have had some sensitive, even absurd conversations with sources over the years, but nothing compares with a rather definitive exchange research assistant Meaghen Brown had with Burning Man co-creator John Law while verifying the accuracy of this issue's oral history of the festival ("Hot Mess"). Behold, the greatest fact-check reply in the history of Outside:
This month we turned readers into test subjects, grilling you for your attitudes on travel, sports, environmental issues, risk, and even the features that appear in the issue. (You'll find the results here: Danger, Environment, Sports, Travel, Lifestyle.) To kick it all off, here's a test of your loyalty.
Oh no, a baby elephant is trapped in a well. Prep the rescue rope, and somebody, for God's sake, cue Coldplay. Via: Grind TV
The best articles, videos, and photos that I didn't post this week—until now. If you only click on one link, make it the Australian Broadcasting Company's documentary, "The World According to Lance," a 45-minute investigative report.
To celebrate this issue's Best Towns 2012 winner, Richmond, Virginia ("Southern Comfort"), we printed two covers. One, a photo of downtown Richmond, is for newsstands; the other—for subscribers—is a composite of the same shot made up entirely of reader-submitted images. Here's a look at how we turned 16,000 photographs into one.