Kyle Dickman

Visser surfing

Almost Famous

Surfer Mark Visser has a can’t-miss formula for becoming cable’s next action hero: crazy stunts, against-the-odds luck, and a growing Internet fan base. So why isn’t it working?

The Classics

Outside's multimedia guide to seven of North America's best adventure destinations—featuring Duct Tape Then Beer’s new videos series.

Earthquake Predicting

Why Can't We?!

Our experts break down the science behind five environmental conundrums.

Mount Tabor reservoir

Down the Drain

Should Portland have drained its reservoir after a drunk, 21-year-old man peed in it?

A heavy-lift helicopter makes a run to the Rio Grande for water.

Feeling the Burn

The brief but terrifying history of the Las Conchas forest fire, from flash point to nuclear scare

Targhee Fest

Tools of Summer. All the gear you need to rock our favorite sun-season events, including Targhee Fest

Makaha skateboard

The Outer Limits of Human Performance

A look at the outermost limits of human performance, from the fastest marathon and longest swim to smokingest fastball and deepest freedive.

Alaska's Lake Clark National Park

Freedom to Roam

New outfitted trips, streamlined permitting systems, and (thanks to the lagging economy) fewer crowds: there's no better time to explore our national parks than right now. Ten strategies to finding...

The New Kings of Adventure

The spirit of discovery is very much alive in Outside's inaugural collection of the year's most audacious and ambitious expeditions.

Western Maine's backcountry

Cold Snaps

From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.