Lance Armstrong: "Yes, I Feel Like I Won the Races"
May 25, 2003—A man named Karma Sherpa, who for three days had been serving clients at Everest Camp 4, at 26,000 feet, staggered into Camp 2 suffering from a severe internal organ failure, in dire need of medical assistance. Those who were able to help him did, but radio pleas to base camp for others to come up and assist went unanswered.
For as long as I’ve been at the magazine, Outside has routinely been accused of milking Lance Armstrong’s popularity—and, eventually, his ruin—for our own gain. Indeed, the man has been on no fewer than ten Outside covers. And when we chose him to host a how-to video, the response was no less disparaging. But the opportunity for Armstrong to fix a tire gave us all an opportunity to discuss what he can fix.
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.
Skimo racing is one of the fastest growing sufferfests in the U.S., combining grueling big-mountain ascents in the worst kind of winter weather. So, naturally, two inexperienced, undertrained magazine editors couldn't wait to sign up.
The amazing, true-life adventures of Matthew Power
The flow is slow—and the psi way low—but my fat bike somehow saved me from a polar winter that otherwise might have ruined me.
Ever since Adam and Eve, men and women have performed the most natural of acts al fresco. It’s fun! It’s surprising! When you’re camping there’s not much else to do after dinner!
When a doping control officer from USADA comes knocking on your door, this is what you can expect.
Everest summits: 6
Photo: Claudia Lopez