Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill is one of the founders of Outside, author of its long-running "Out There" column, and an editor-at-large. He's the author of nine books, one of which (Jaguars Ripped My Flesh) National Geographic named as one of the 100 best adventure/travel books ever written. He is the co-author of four IMAX documentary screenplays, two of which were nominated for Academy Awards. He lives in Montana, in the shadow of the Crazy Mountains.

Published

The Grand Canyon Tried to Kill Me

After a legendary career in adventure writing, Tim Cahill thought his story was over. Thrown from a raft in the Grand Canyon’s Lava Falls, he was trapped underwater and out of air. When he finally reached land, his heart stopped for several minutes. Then he came back—and decided to risk Lava again.

Tim Cahill
Sep 15, 2017

Kuwait is burning. Wish you were here.

Tim Cahill
Jan 28, 2008

On the Trail of Antonio Suárez: The slaughter of turtles on a beach in Mexico threatened to wipe out a species. Then the man behind it all made a mistake.

Tim Cahill
Jan 28, 2008

Random thoughts of violence from our man in Argentina

Tim Cahill
May 2, 2004

When you're baffled by bad beginnings, stymied by the unteachable, and running from impending doom, you'd better head for the hills

Tim Cahill
May 2, 2004

Set loose in the land that invented terrorism ten centuries ago, Tim Cahill finds crumbling castles, legends of hash-smoking hit men, and Iranians who won't stop being nice. You call this the axis of evil?

Tim Cahill
Oct 1, 2002

Tim Cahill and Ron C. Judd
Mar 1, 2002

In the seas off South Africa's Dyer Island, shark mania and risk adventure have combined with a vengeance. For a few bucks, one of a gang of ill-qualified, ill-equipped dive operators will drop you into the most dangerous water on earth. Problem is, no one's promising to get you safely back.

Tim Cahill
Sep 10, 2001

A comic tale, right? Not in Patagonia, where legends die hard.

Tim Cahill
Jul 25, 2001

Adrift in Bali, quacking against the current of time

Tim Cahill
Jul 2, 2001

A Flotilla of Stouthearted Men and Women Confronts Hissing Snakes, Weird Rocks, Flat Water, and the Greatest Mud in the West; or, What I did on My Summer Vacation

Tim Cahill
Jan 11, 2001

Strange Foods, Stranger Times

After being forced to stomach snake-blood cocktails and rooster-head soup, one afflicted traveler discovers that revenge is a dish best served by Norwegians

Tim Cahill
Jan 1, 2000

Times were good in Castle, with full employment and a booming economy. But it only took 72 hours to send prosperity down Main Street and into oblivion.

Tim Cahill
Oct 1, 1999

He's named for a Stone Age weapon. He may be nuts as a bunny. But sometimes it's nice to have a Neanderthal at your side.

Tim Cahill
Dec 1, 1998