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.

Published

A Miserable, Beautiful Siberian Adventure

There's a reason exiles dreaded being packed off to Siberia. While retracing the path of a doomed 19th-century U.S. polar expedition in the Russian High Arctic, we encounter swarming mosquitoes, a few Kalashnikovs, an island lost in time, the burial site of ten brave men, and a haunting beauty like nothing we've ever seen.

Hampton Sides
Jul 8, 2014

There’s nothing like an attack by flesh-eating bacteria to get your midlife priorities straight

Hampton Sides
Sep 18, 2013

Quadzilla

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 tracks down the Norwegian beast slopeside to talk about the 2007 crash that nearly ended his career and his chances of dominating the 2012 World Cup.

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

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

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 had to give it a try.

Hampton Sides
Oct 1, 2007

Confessions of a Snowboard Dad

It ain't easy being the sponsor (a.k.a. old man) of a competitive snowboard artiste (a.k.a. my teenage son). Lend an ear, and a shoulder, and I'll tell you all about it.

Hampton Sides
Dec 5, 2006

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 with the greatest rider on earth.

Hampton Sides
Jul 1, 2004

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

“I don’t even think of Tony as an adult,” said Phil Jennings, a 12-year-old I met at the HuckJam. “He doesn’t act like the big man. He’s one of us.”

Hampton Sides
Jan 10, 2002

Your Urgent Questions about the World, Answered

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