Eva Holland

Eva Holland

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Has the World's Hardest Race Gotten Too Deadly?

Temperatures were brutally low at this year’s running of the 300-mile competition, and one frostbitten competitor may lose his hands and feet. Is this just the price of playing a risky game, or does something need to change?

Eva Holland
Mar 2, 2018

The Best Winter Boots for Women

The author spent the season testing the warmest kicks in Canada's Yukon Territory. Here are her favorites.

Eva Holland
Feb 14, 2018

72 Hours of Getting Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada's Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth's coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.

Eva Holland
Feb 13, 2018

Did Climate Change Kill a Polar Bear?

Probably not this time. Eva Holland looks at how a disturbing wildlife image went viral—generating anguish, anger, and confusion about the undeniably warming Arctic.

Eva Holland
Dec 19, 2017

The Toughest 5K on the Planet

Every July Fourth, hundreds of racers descend on Seward, Alaska, for one of the most difficult short-distance races on the planet—3,000 feet up, and then straight back down Mount Marathon

Eva Holland
Aug 4, 2017

Rock Climbing's Wildest Party

The craziest rock-climbing event in the world happens annually in the Ozarks of Arkansas, in a u-shaped canyon with enough routes for 24 straight hours of nonstop ascents. They call it Horseshoe Hell, but don't be fooled: for outdoor athletes who love physical challenges with some partying thrown in, it's heaven.

Eva Holland
Mar 21, 2017

I don’t want to run just any old urban marathon: I'm looking for a destination race that will let me combine an incredible trip with my athletic endeavors. Any ideas?

Eva Holland
Jul 18, 2013

I want to do some serious bike touring on the continent, but without paying top Euro. What are the best bets for affordable routes?

Eva Holland
Jul 17, 2013

I’m thinking about doing a road trip and some backpacking out west this summer, but I’ve heard a lot about the wildfires burning from California to Alaska. What do I need to know about traveling safely in fire country?

Eva Holland
Jul 11, 2013

I live in southern Utah—obviously not one of the world's great surf destinations. One of my biggest dreams is to take a surfing trip up the California coast, from San Diego to San Francisco. I would like to camp on the beaches in state parks and such. What do you suggest?

Eva Holland
Jul 9, 2013

I am going to Rio de Janeiro in December and want to get out of the city. I’m looking for must-see excursions that don't involve guided trips or tourist traps. Any ideas for safe places a visitor could comfortably navigate by herself?

Eva Holland
Jul 1, 2013

A friend and I are planning to hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail next summer. We'll have a week. What are the best sections for a trip like this?

Eva Holland
Jun 28, 2013

I'm looking for a good destination for an active honeymoon this summer. We're fit, but local day hikes are the extent of our outdoor skills; we don't know how to ski and we're too pale to just lie on the beach. Both U.S. and international destinations are fine.

Eva Holland
Jun 25, 2013