In early 2012, a former corporate lawyer named Daniel Alvarez pitched Outside a back-of-the-napkin plan to kayak 4,000 miles from Minnesota to Florida that was so awesomely deranged, the magazine announced it would pay his way. On March 9, he completed his eight-month journey. Daniel Alvarez paddled his 17-foot yellow sea kayak onto a Key West beach crowded with revelers and celebrated his arrival with a breakfast of Key Lime Pie.
With a $10,000 grant from Outside, Alvarez put in on the sho... Read More
The X Games will discontinue its snowmobile and motocross best trick competitions following the death of athlete Caleb Moore at this year's winter games. Moore, a 25-year-old snowmobiler from Texas, became the first athlete to die in the X Games when he botched an attempted backflip during a separate freestyle competition.
"Progression in these sports obviously comes with more risk," X Games organizer ESPN said in a statement. "Nobody can eliminate risk in its entirety, but what we can do is ... Read More
Surfer Kelly Slater took out the two most recent ASP champs not named Slater on the way to nabbing his 52nd ASP tour win on Australia's Gold Coast in pumping three-to-five-foot waves. The 41-year-old American defeated Australian Mick Fanning in his semifinal heat and Australian Joel Parkinson in the final of the first event on the 2013 tour.
"It’s probably the most talented field that has ever been on tour and there are nine more events," said Slater. "I’m committed to the tour... Read More
The 2013 Iditarod crowned the oldest champion in the race's history Tuesday night. Mitch Seavey, 53, nabbed his second victory in the 1,000-mile Iditarod in a time of of 9 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes, and 56 seconds.
Seavey and his son Dallas are now the oldest and youngest Iditarod champions in history. Dallas won the race last year at the age of 25.
"This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age," said Seavey on a livestream on the race site. His win earned him $50,400 and a 2013 pickup ... Read More
Photographer: Courtesy of Jed Porter and Ian McEleney
Climbing guides Ian McEleney and Jed Porter have made the first winter ascent of the Palisade Traverse, an eight-mile ridge route that is likely the longest technical climb in the contiguous United States. Porter and McEleney took five days to complete the route, which crosses six 14ers in California's Sierra Nevada, without using any pre-cached gear or food, finishing on March 2. In a blog post on Monday, Porter said that while he had come down from the climb "wrecked," four full days of rest... Read More