Elliott D. Woods

Elliott D. Woods

Based in Livingston, Montana, Elliott Woods is a correspondent at Outside and a contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. He covers adventure, conflict, and environmental issues. He has won a National Magazine Award and the Overseas Press Club Award for Environmental Reporting.

Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment

Early in his political career, interior secretary Ryan Zinke irked fellow Republicans with his willingness to stand up for conservation. Things have changed, and whether you love or hate his ideas,...

Nicaragua's Bizarre Plan to Bury the Panama Canal

Nicaragua's Sandinista government has cut a deal with a reclusive Chinese businessman willing to spend $50 billion on a transport waterway rivaling the Panama Canal. There are a few unanswered...

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Tough Mudder Sued

Almost a year to the day after Avishek Sengupta’s death at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder, his mother filed suit against the company, which grossed approximately $100 million last year. The...

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A Death at Tough Mudder

The drowning of Avishek Sengupta at an obstacle challenge last April was ruled an accident, but his family and friends believe that the sport’s most prominent company did a terrible job of monitoring...

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War and Piste

Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Home to the best unexplored ski terrain on the planet, occasional town-crushing avalanches, and only a hint of Taliban presence. Saddle up for an intrepid boot-packing...

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