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Obstacle Racing Must Overcome Its Infighting

Will leaping fiery hay bales amount to nothing more than an adrenaline-fueled fad? Or could it one day become an Olympic sport? That all depends on what comes next.

Skiers: Vail Is Not the Enemy

A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company...

The Hackschooler Goes Back to School. Sort Of.

In February 2013, Logan LaPlante delivered a TedX talk that changed his world. Just 13 years old at the time, Logan’s speech, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy,” explored his homeschooling experience,...

You Don't Know Maple Syrup

While you were busy flipping flapjacks, the maple-syrup business has been going through a major upheaval.

The Skydiving CEO Who Cheated Death

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings CEO Andy Wirth loved skydiving. After an accident left him without an arm and close to death, it would have been easy for him to give up his love for adventure. Wirth...

The 13 Toughest Races in the World

The popularity of road marathons and obstacle racing has skyrocketed over the past few years. But what happens when you take away the road, the cheerful volunteers handing out energy gels, and...

For Its Next Act, GoPro Takes Over the World

The little white drone zips low over the water through the back of a hundred-foot natural arch, jogs right, out of sight, and is gone. Andy Casagrande, a 36-year-old underwater cameraman best known...

Remembering the Skiers We Lost

In the past two weeks, five top mountain athletes died in three separate incidents in the Himalayas and Andes. We've gathered remembrances from people who knew them best.

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

It may be the oldest emotion. Before happiness, before sorrow, before exhilaration, and way, way before the urge to climb mountains and bomb down steeps, there was fear. Now scientists are finding...

Stop Hating Yourself for Hating Whiskey

Good news: You can now blame one more of your inadequacies on your parents. A forthcoming study that will be published in the October issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggests...

Why We Love Sunski Sunglasses

With their upstart company Sunski, twentysomethings Tom Stewart and Michael Charley have seriously shaken up the sunglasses industry.

The 8-Step Plan for Finding Your Dream Job

We can't all be marine biologists, but there are ways to turn your career into an adventure. Outside's guide to thriving in the 21st-century workplace shows you how.

How to Reboot Your Career

Ready to reboot your career? These brave souls made some drastic job changes—and they haven't looked back since.