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Everest Deaths: How Many Sherpas Have Been Killed?

We wanted to know how the fatality rate of ethnic Sherpas working on Everest compared to traditionally dangerous industries such as mining, commercial fishing, and wilderness aviation (a.k.a. bush...

The Value of A Sherpa Life

The deadliest single day in the history of Everest claimed 16 Sherpas lives in an instant. And, yes, there is something that needs to be done about it.

Catching Up with the Welsch Sisters

In the 18 months since I first covered Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch, the freakishly speedy young distance sisters from Alvin, Texas, plenty has changed: Kaytlynn, now 13, started running marathons,...

A South African Spring Break to Remember

As we age, we sometimes forget how anything can be incredible, instead of scary or simply boring, with the right mindset. Writer Amy Ragsdale rediscovered the simple joy of living on a South African...

How the Arcane Antiquities Act Helps Save National Parks

Last week, U.S. Representative Rob Bishop celebrated a victory. He managed to push bill HR 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act, through the House. Its aim...

Kombucha and the Booze-Free Kegger

It’s Saturday night, and I’m checking out a new craft brewery in Boulder, Colorado. The DJ spins drum and bass. A projector plays Planet Earth-style videos on the wall. From time to time, women in...

Running Legend Frank Shorter On Boston

Frank Shorter—who won gold in marathon in the 1972 Summer Olympics—is often credited for starting the running boom across the United States in the 1970s. Here, he tells Outside about his experience...

How To Do (Almost) Everything

When we decided to put together our How To Do (Almost) Everything package, our compendium of essential expertise for modern adventurers, the first step was brainstorming the stuff we felt our readers...

Best Backpacking Camps for Teens Out West

Although there are plenty of excellent wilderness camps for kids, it can be tricky to find legit backcountry programs that last fewer than two weeks and trickier still to find camps that don't put a...

The Kindness of Strangers

While living in Mozambique, Amy Ragsdale and her daughter took a trip to a South African mall. When they got a flat tire, kindly strangers gave them not only a helping hand but also a lesson about...

The Rewards of an Adventurous Appetite

Our April 2013 magazine makes a foray into the bizarre but edible—from insects to IPAs. But it's not all about the shock factor.

Showtime Gives Climate Change Some Serious Star Power

Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Bittman and other mega-celebs lend a hand to the new Showtime series, Years of Living Dangerously—where Hollywood meets wake-up call.

Heroes To the Top of Everest

After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, Hell's Angel Tim Medvetz climbed Everest—and now he's taking wounded veterans along for the ride.

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