Madison Kahn

Madison Kahn


Cascades backcountry skiing trips

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

We’ve all got that buddy—the one who executes an epic ski or raft mission every year. Reader Keith Pearen is one of those guys. For the past 10 years, the 32-year-old Boulder, Colorado, aerospace...

Water Tested

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon takes on some of the boldest open-water crossings of all time.

Woman running

Record Keepers

The latest gadgets collect reams of training data. Here are the metrics that matter.

A cougar prepares for attack

Survival Case Studies

How did they survive? From sharks and cougars to avalanches and frozen waters, four survivors' stories in their own words, plus expert commentary.

Mike Dawson

Teva Games Q&A: Kayaker Mike Dawson

Catching up with the Kiwi kayaker between races about his upcoming debut at the London Olympics; his girlfriend, Martina Wegman; and how he tries to close the gap between slalom kayakers and creek...

Nikumaroro Island

Better Luck Next Time

Ric Gillespie has spent the past three decades looking for what he calls an “any-idiot artifact”: a bombproof discovery that will persuade the world he’s found Earhart’s crash site. Here are TIGHAR’s...

Stephanie Gilmore

Breaking the Rules of Summer

Break the rules of summer vacation! A guide to beach lounging, beer, surfing, and food that will make your summer unforgettable.