Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides

Outside editor-at-large Hampton Sides's book about George Washington De Long's expedition, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, is published by Doubleday.


Airstreams, the Ultimate Pipe Dream

It’s good for the soul to nurse a fantasy, an escape plan, a thing we yearn to do someday, some way, off in the middle future.

Hampton Sides
Nov 21, 2017


Aksel Svindal has three Olympic medals, two World Cup titles, and the affections of fellow ski racer Julia Mancuso. But can he transcend the sport and become the next Hermann Maier? HAMPTON SIDES...

Hampton Sides
Jan 24, 2012

The Man Who Saw Too Much

Aspen’s Michael Ferrara is bringing attention to a little-known problem: post-traumatic stress disorder among the people who save our lives

Hampton Sides
Dec 27, 2010

Bear Grylls Plays Dirty

How does a guy go from hardcore adventurer to (mega-famous) television hero without losing his head? By playing himself.

Hampton Sides
Apr 20, 2010

Anyone for a Dip?

Since I was a kid, I've been warned that the mighty Mississippi is a deadly stew of swirling eddies—and that swimming across it is oneof the stupidest things a person can do. Naturally, I...

Hampton Sides
Oct 1, 2007

Dude... I Mean Dad

I remember the exact moment when I realized I'd finally lost my firstborn son to the clutches of the cult.

Hampton Sides
Dec 5, 2006

The Place Where Two Fell Off

Chasing tall legends for his new book, Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides takes a wild ride deep into one of the most sacred spots on earth—Arizona's Canyon de Chelly

Hampton Sides
Oct 2, 2006


Lance's 2003 Tour victory was almost a loss–in his own words, he "dodged a bullet." This year the Tourminator is plenty fit, a little less furious, and hungrier than ever. A revealing interview...

Hampton Sides
Jul 1, 2004

License to Chill

Ten handpicked resorts that are rich in sun-drenched beauty, high on adventure, and fine-tuned for luxury.

Katie Arnold, Janine Sieja, Randy Wayne White, Hampton Sides, Bonnie Tsui, Grant Davis, Sally Schumaier, Mike Grudowski, Karen Karbo, Lisa Anne Auerbach, and Kimberly Lisagor
Feb 1, 2004


With exploding ratings and a new book—not to mention a wardrobe makeover!—can anything stop wildlife-show host Jeff Corwin?

Hampton Sides
Nov 1, 2003

The Birdman Drops In

What's it like defying gravity for a living? It's pretty sweet, bro. The mega-life of TONY HAWK.

Hampton Sides
Jan 10, 2002

The Wild File

Will death rays from outer space doom mankind? What's a sun dog? Why are polar bears so darned mean?

Hampton Sides
Dec 1, 2000

Thinking About Machine-Man

"He is for sure not one of us," says a teammate of ski racer Hermann Maier. "He is beyond this world," says a former gold medalist. "He is a beast," they say, and finally, "He is the beast."

Hampton Sides
Nov 1, 1998