Temple of Zoom

A speed ascent of a Grand Canyon spire proves that light is right

Down Time

It's hard to be first at anything these days. Case in point: five comrades on holiday attempting to ski a virgin vertical face on Huascarán, Peru's tallest mountain. A study of überathlete group...

Infinite Range

Get lost in Alaska's Wrangell--St. Elias: It's six Yellowstones' worth of icy lakes,anonymous meadows, and peaks you won't find on any map.

Going Big

Five wunderfamilies show how children are no impediment to real, no-holds-barred, self-supported adventure.

A Classical Gas

Discover the wild side of Greece and western Turkey with 12 getaways—from Spartan to Olympian.

Base Camp Confidential

Like any city, Everest Base Camp has its own social structure, an astonishing collection of amenities, and just as many problems. Outside decided to take a look back at the history of this...

He Ain't Your Sherpa

There's nobody more qualified to drag you to the top of the world than Babu Chiri Sherpa. And he'll gladly do it. But when he's through, he's got some business of his own to attend to. Namely,...

Walks on the Wild Side

Exploring the most enchantingly rugged places on earth is easy. Just follow our guide to the world's ten classic treks, put one foot in front of the other—and don't forget to take it...

Island Hops

Destinations Special, Outside magazine, February 2001: Wild Caribbean | Island Hops