Kyle Dickman

Kyle Dickman

Longtime contributor Kyle Dickman is a former editor at Outside. He’s the author of On the Burning Edge and lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico, with his wife, Turin, and their two kids.

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The Antibody Avenger and the Quest for a COVID-19 Cure

Vaccines are rolling out with increasing speed, but we’ll also need effective treatments, because new coronavirus cases will be a worldwide reality for years to come. Enter Jacob Glanville, a maverick San Francisco immunologist who believes he’s found an unparalleled path to healing.

Kyle Dickman
Mar 4, 2021

World's Best Kayaker Seeks Full-Time Employment

With a résumé full of wins at kayaking's most prestigious competitions and historic first descents of the planet's deadliest whitewater, Nouria Newman is considered one of the greatest paddlers around. So why can't she turn her passion into a sustainable career?

Kyle Dickman
Feb 24, 2020

The Man Who's Said 'Bite Me' to 200 Snakes and Survived

Since 2000, Tim Friede, a truck mechanic from Wisconsin, has endured some 200 snakebites and 700 injections of lethal snake venom—all part of a masochistic quest to immunize his body and offer his blood to scientists seeking a universal antivenom. For nearly two decades, few took him seriously. Then a gifted young immunologist stumbled upon Friede on YouTube—and became convinced that he was the key to conquering snakebites forever.

Kyle Dickman
May 16, 2019

What We Learned from the Deaths at Yarnell Hill

One of the worst tragedies in the history of firefighting prompted little change to a culture that regularly puts young lives at risk. A few seasoned veterans are working to fix that.

Kyle Dickman
Oct 30, 2018

A Rattle with Death in Yosemite

When Kyle Dickman set out on a month-long road trip with his wife and infant son last spring, he was fueled by a carefree sense of adventure that had defined his entire life. Then he got bit by a venomous snake in a remote area of Yosemite National Park, and the harrowing event changed everything.

Kyle Dickman
Jun 20, 2018