Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie Pearson is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Outside. Two of her Outside stories have been anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing. She splits her time between the lakes of northern Minnesota and the mountains of the Southwest.

The New Yukon Gold Rush: Mountain Biking

Marshall Jonas, a 26-year-old member of the Trondek Hwechin First Nation, uses picks, hoes, axes, sledgehammers, and sometimes a chainsaw to build and maintain mountain bike trails in the northern...

A Hidden Irish Paradise of Vertigo-Inducing Fun

By European standards, Ireland’s County Donegal, tucked into the country’s far northwest corner, may as well be Mars. But for adventure travelers, it’s a hidden frontier packed with wind-bitten...

What's Life Like After Doug Tompkins?

Last Sunday, the world’s most influential conservationists bid Doug Tompkins farewell at the Herbst Pavilion, a cavernous, light-filled space that extends 500 feet over San Francisco Bay.

The Best Culture Jobs of 2015

Half of what makes a life of office work more enjoyable is where the office is located—two blocks from the ski lift, close to world-class singletrack, in a town with dozens of craft breweries.[...

How to Dogsled Across Antarctica

In 'Think South', Cathy de Moll explains how a team of explorers pulled off one of the 20th century’s most challenging expeditions.

The Burn Set from Crossrope

Jumping rope is for serious athletes, and a weighted, travel-friendly set is for serious rope jumpers.

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