Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross, a frequent contributor to Outside, is the author of The Source of All Things, an acclaimed 2011 memoir about sexual abuse and survival.


Tibet Is Still Burning

Over the past 20 years, at least 164 Tibetans have committed self-immolation—the act of setting yourself on fire—to protest Chinese occupation of their country.

Tracy Ross
Sep 24, 2019

We're Entering an Era of Mega-Fire

What Hansen really focuses on is telling the story of fire management and mitigation in the West, layered with the added context of history, science, landscape, and human behavior.

Tracy Ross
Mar 29, 2018

What Kerouac's Wilderness Teaches Us About Parenting

The Dharma Bums changed my life for the better when I was a confused kid looking for my place in the world. Now I’m passing it on to my 16-year-old. Will its message—and our mother-son road trip to...

Tracy Ross
Nov 27, 2017

Nepal Earthquake: How to Help

Rule number one: Do your research to support organizations that are genuinely making a difference.

Tracy Ross
Apr 28, 2015

Blind Kayaker Erik Weihenmayer's Quest to Run the Grand

The world’s most accomplished blind adventurer has jumped out of airplanes, mountain-biked Leadville, and summited Everest. But nothing has proven to be as challenging as his current goal: to solo-...

Tracy Ross
Jul 9, 2013

The Top 6 Woodsy Sunglasses

Outside picks the best woodsy sunglasses of July 2012, including Oakley Jupiter Squared.

Tracy Ross
Jun 18, 2012

Citizen Philanthropy

What charities should you give to this holiday season? Outside Magazine reviews the top 30 charities you can trust.

Kate Siber, The Editors, James Nestor, Scott Carney, William Wheeler, Michael McRae, Tracy Ross, and Alex Heard
Nov 1, 2011

The Source of All Things

An exclusive preview of Tracy Ross's new memoir, a gripping account of childhood sexual abuse, escape, and the healing power of wilderness and adventure.

Tracy Ross
Mar 9, 2011

You Don't Bring Me Clif Bars Anymore

After 11 years of marriage, two kids, and an ever-dwindling supply of energy for shared outdoor pursuits, the author decided it was time for wilderness couples therapy. Warning: this could get...

Tracy Ross
Mar 3, 2011