WATCH: Armstrong—"Yes, 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.
Many of you have probably read of the dramatic rescue of Charlotte, her husband and two daughters, ages 1 and 3, from their failing vessel. It has triggered a lot of debate, about parenting. Their choice to sail from Mexico to New Zealand with young kids has been called anywhere from "child endangerment" to "tantamount to child abuse" by folks posting comments on a New York Times article about the incident. When is it okay for others to judge, even intervene in one's parenting?
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.
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, and notched a PR of 3:17. And in January, Heather, who broke her toe chasing her sister around the house last year, set the single-age world record in the half marathon for 11 year-olds.
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 is to weaken the President's ability to designate public lands as national monuments, an authority assigned under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
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 flowy pants break out into spontaneous dancing. But mostly, the attractive and fit-looking crowd just chats—while they sip non-alcoholic, fermented tea.
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 family vacation with her ever-curious children.
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 serious dent in your adventure fund.
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.
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 stereotypes and prejudice.
After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, Hell's Angel Tim Medvetz climbed Everest—and now he's taking wounded veterans along for the ride.
Katie Arnold has been pretty quiet on the topic of running lately, but not because she hasn't been running. She's been rebuilding.
While living in Mozambique, Amy Ragsdale's kids start asking the big questions on race, identity, and inequality.