Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is the senior executive editor of Outside.

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The Pain Games

An obstacle-racing obsessed filmmaker aims to find out why suffering has become America's favorite new sports pastime.

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What Would Survivorman Do?

Les Stroud, the most trusted name in survival, has seen it all—and lived to tell about it. Next time you’re up a creek, you should probably do what he says.

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Fast Times at Singletrack High

A new breed of jocks are taking over at Marin County’s Sir Francis Drake High School—endurance geeks who think spandex is cool, love getting dirty, and want to make mountain biking America’s favorite...

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Too Fast to Fail

Larry Ellison’s bid to convert America’s Cup sailing into a high-risk action sport was labeled a disaster before the first race. But it still might work.

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Bear Grylls Returns

On July 8, NBC will premiere his first-ever network series, Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls, a weekly reality game show that plays out (roughly) in the Survivor model: Ten two-person teams try to...

Our Favorite Things

From crabbing off a dock to the second half of Buried in the Sky

Food Hacking With Tim Ferriss

Considering that he’s already devised miracle shortcuts for jobs (The 4-Hour Workweek) and fitness (The 4-Hour Body), you might think Tim Ferriss, king of life hacking, would find few challenges in...

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Green Days

The most ambitious environmental documentary since An Inconvenient Truth tries to make the case that we just might win.

Rolling Off a Clif

In the Napa Valley, Clif Bar CEOs Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford have built a wine-tasting room that doubles a a refuge for cyclists. To really understand the concept, I figured I had to join...

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Gone With the Wind

Bear Grylls is the biggest name in adventure TV. So what does he do now that he doesn't have a show? Launch a multiplatform brand, of course. Michael Roberts sits down with the survival star as he...

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