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.

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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 safety at a water obstacle called Walk the Plank. Elliott D. Woods looks at the life of a remarkable amateur athlete and explains why his tragic end may lead to a multimillion-dollar legal fight.

Elliott D. Woods
Dec 2, 2013

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 expedition deep into the Hindu Kush.

Elliott D. Woods
Nov 28, 2012