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.


My Drowning (And Other Inconveniences)

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...

Tim Cahill
Sep 15, 2017

The Shame of Escobilla, Part II

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

World Without End, Amen

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

Terror Unlimited

You have nothing to fear except falling, suffocating, heart failure, personal extinction—and, of course, fear itself

Tim Cahill
May 2, 2004

Everybody Loves the Assassins

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...

Tim Cahill
Oct 1, 2002

Life's a Wild Trip

We've learned a lot in a quarter-century of roaming the planet. This month, to kick off Outside's silver anniversary, we've chosen 25 bold, epic, soul-nourishing experiences that every true...

Tim Cahill and Ron C. Judd
Mar 1, 2002

Here, Sharky, Sharky

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...

Tim Cahill
Sep 10, 2001

Floating the Mighty Free and Easy

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

Giants in the Earth

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