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Climber Graham Zimmerman joined advocacy group Protect Our Winters, which enlisted him in the fight against climate change

The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her

Different workout styles can get you equally fit, but they affect your body differently—which suggests that you should mix it up

All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.

A step-by-step walkthrough to jump-starting your vehicle

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

As the planet warms, wine regions like Napa are being forced to make some major adaptations. But that’s also presented opportunities for innovation.

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

Today the Tongass is the last national forest in the United States where old-growth trees are clear-cut

A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing

What happens if you find an injured climber halfway up a 1,600-foot rock face? In 1931, the only option was a high-altitude piggyback ride.

Three methods to cultivate pacing mastery and optimize your performance potential

Wes Siler compares all-season tires against the trusted Bridgestone Blizzak. The results speak for themselves.

The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

On this stunning trip in northern Patagonia, you’ll explore towering peaks, a new ten-million-acre national park, and pristine rivers and lakes. And did we mention the delicious barbecue?

The ‘Row of Life’ drifted for nearly 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean until, one day, it washed ashore

The technology promises more performance, but limited by stock reflector housings, it fails to deliver

You can blame the usual suspects: the crazy cost of mountain-town housing, the corporatization of the ski industry, the Man. Or dare to believe that our hero lives on.

“Home Crag” takes viewers inside the fight to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon, a favorite climbing spot just outside Salt Lake City

‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity

Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface

While getting his PhD in English, Logan Scherer developed an intense friendship with a male grad student that lasted for years, through his friend’s engagement and marriage to a woman. Scherer struggled to make sense of it, until he lost himself in a group of spinster nature writers from the late 19th century who eschewed marriage to live alone or with other women during a time when the language of queerness didn’t exist.

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

Insulated pants are a fun and comfortable alternative to heavy and restrictive base layers

The incident in December is the latest incident of vandalism to ancient Native artifacts

Christopher Lewis was lost in the Montana backcountry with a shattered ankle, sopping clothes, and a single bar of cell-phone reception

The 40-year-old’s stunning performance smashed two world records on Friday

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With plenty of good food and drinks, events, and nightlife, there’s a lot more to Reno-Tahoe than its phenomenal skiing

Marshall Sella started as an intern at Outside in Chicago in 1988, and he went on to a successful career as a magazine writer in New York. His friends and former colleagues will remember him as much for his infectious humor and generous spirit. Here, his editor recalls the impact a young man had on a magazine still finding its voice.

Climate expert Daniel Swain explains how a convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and extreme weather fueled the costliest wildfire in state history

Looking to sign up for your first triathlon? We share everything you need to know to help you have a successful first race.

One day Brandon Sneed’s girlfriend called him to deliver alarming news: she’d impulsively signed up for a half Ironman. On a whim, Sneed decided to do the race, too.

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The southwest Florida coast is a lot more than just a beach destination

Stunning and easy-to-access vistas to bookmark for your next road trip

Go sledding, slow cook a hearty stew, sip on a rich cup of hot cocoa. Just because the days are shorter and colder doesn’t have to mean they’re any less fun.

A secret abortion, pirates, and the peace found at the bottom of the ocean

From route creation and trail research to offline data access, Gaia GPS helps runners of every level achieve safer trips

Five moves to get your backside back in action

We only have room for two powder skis in our print issue, but there are so many more worth your consideration

From hilarious to horrifying, these tales offer a glimpse into what this work can be like

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These are Outside contributor Andrew Skurka’s favorite trekking poles. “[They] are not best in class, but they’re an irresistible combination of price and utility,” he wrote. “I’ve used these poles extensively, including on a thru-hike of the Wind River High Route, and I’ve recommended them to countless hikers.”
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3 types of training that will improve your speed, stride, and stamina, but won't burn you out.
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The ‘Row of Life’ drifted for nearly 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean until, one day, it washed ashore
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This year’s most memorable adventure films include ‘The Rescue,’ ‘14 Peaks,’ and ‘Playing with Sharks’
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From huts with easy approaches to less crowded areas, we’ve got beginner-friendly ways for you to get out of bounds

Climber Graham Zimmerman joined advocacy group Protect Our Winters, which enlisted him in the fight against climate change

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

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All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.

All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.