Andrew Tilin

Andrew Tilin

Andrew Tilin (@atilin) is an Outside contributing editor.

The Story Behind the 52-Year-Old Woman’s K2 Summit

Last month, 52-year-old mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien found the snow so deep on her K2 summit attempt that she forgot about her aching knee, recent shoulder surgery, and stress fracture in her sacrum....

Monsters of the Cart Paths

The 55-plus demographic is getting more and more athletically badass, and a new breed of not-really-retirement communities has sprung up to cater to these youngish older bike racers

Lance Armstrong Returns to the Tour

Starting tomorrow, pro cycling’s most famous ex- (and exiled) athlete will again vigorously take aim at the Tour de France—with a daily podcast and a blog on Outside

Aging Athletes Should Be Allowed to Take Testosterone

Last year, Kim Ciolli, a longtime fixture in Texas cycling, got busted for doping. Her case is evidence of the fact that maybe the anti-doping system for older athletes—and especially for women—is...

The Best Bike Locks

My favorite tool is an iPhone, because I can use it to call a lawn guy or a plumber. So when my editor asked if I'd write about bike security and today's best bike locks by learning how to steal a...

The Best Holiday Gear Deals

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