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How to Build a Bomber Igloo

Whether you’re looking for a snowy Saturday-afternoon diversion with the kids or aiming to step up your winter-camping skills, the answer is the same: igloo!

What Happens When Lindsey Vonn Gets Pissed

Lindsey Vonn: The Climb, a one-hour documentary about the pro skier's 22-month recovery from a devastating knee injury that airs Sunday on NBC, opens with a shot of Vonn watching the Sochi Olympics...

'Summit or Death!'

Who summits and who dies on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions is difficult to predict, but according to a new study released this week and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

The Fight Over the Most Polarizing Animal in the West

Twenty years after wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies, many politicians would still love to see them eradicated, and hunters and ranchers are allowed to kill them by the hundreds. But...

Birth of the Mobile Whiskey Trailer

Picnics are fun, but picnics with booze are better. And a picnic with booze where you don’t even have to sit on the ground? Well, that’s about as good as it gets. Lucky for us, taking your whisky to...

18 Ways to Make Winter the Best Season Ever

What to do when it's dark and frigid outside? We have some ideas. For starters, try building a backyard sauna, mixing up a powerful cocktail, joining a mountain race, mixing up a powerful...

This Beer Will Make You More Creative

A research paper asserting that just the right amount of alcohol can make us better at creative problem solving has paved the way for a new beer.

Mountain Biking Takes It Inside

Seventy-five feet under the Louisville Zoo, in a labyrinth of Kentucky limestone mined into Swiss cheese, a few million pounds of soil have been sculpted into the trails, berms, and jumps at Mega...

How Sasha DiGiulian Learned to Ice Climb in 12 Days

Before two weeks ago, Sasha DiGiulian had never handled an ice axe. But that didn’t stop the 22-year-old from signing up to compete Saturday against the strongest alpine climbers on the planet in the...

Why Did Lonely Planet Purchase Teton Gravity Research?

After Lonely Planet hired a 25-year-old neophyte to helm the famed but fledgling guidebooks, it was anyone’s guess as to what direction they’d go. But new clues to their future may be found in this...

Should You Cellar That Beer?

For years, the beer industry has been telling us not to let our beer languish for months on end before drinking it. As if we actually had that problem.

Nature's Biggest Covert Protector Is Back

In 2009, director Louie Psihoyos created a new kind of documentary: the covert-ops eco-thriller. The Cove, a dolphin-slaughter exposé, won every award around, including the Oscar for best documentary.