Devon O'Neil

Devon O'Neil

Devon O'Neil is a correspondent for Outside magazine.


Everest Will Be More Crowded Than Ever This Year

The spring Everest season is shaping up to be an exciting one: Ueli Steck is returning to complete an epic traverse; Kilian Jornet wants a speed record; and the mountain will be packed with climbers who didn't get to attempt the summit in 2014 and 2015.

Devon O'Neil
Apr 3, 2017

The Ski King of the Southwest

James Coleman is snapping up small ski areas in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. As warming temperatures shorten the winter season and the West contends with drought, we had to ask: Why?

Devon O'Neil
Feb 24, 2017

The Secrets Hidden in Your Ski Pass's Fine Print

With diehard shredders picking up their season passes, how many actually understand—or even read—the liability waiver every resort requires its pass holders to sign?

Devon O'Neil
Dec 20, 2016

How Global Warming Is Changing How We Play Outside

Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.

Devon O'Neil
Sep 29, 2016

The Crazy, One-of-a-Kind Two-Week Mountaineering Plan

Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington plan to climb the world’s sixth tallest mountain in record time. If they're successful, it could launch a whole new type of commercial mountaineering.

Devon O'Neil
Sep 14, 2016

The Hardest Mountain Biking Race on Earth

The Mongolia Bike Challenge may be the most demanding mountain-bike race on earth. Started in 2010 as a ten-day event with multiple stage lengths in excess of 100 miles, the route takes riders through remote and mountainous terrain teeming with wild horses and with little in the way of course marshals—it’s each racer’s responsibility to carry a GPS tracking device.

Devon O'Neil
Sep 8, 2016

How to Treat a Concussion

There’s no universal blueprint for treating a concussion. The protocol depends on the individual’s symptoms and medical history, and recovery times vary.

Devon O'Neil
Aug 29, 2016

Vail Is Taking Over Skiing

The preeminent Colorado corporation is buying up ski resorts left and right. Many are hollering “Evil Empire!”, and say a monopoly would destroy the sport—but it's not all bad.

Devon O'Neil
Aug 10, 2016