Scott Yorko

Scott Yorko

Scott Yorko is a nomadic freelance journalist and an Outside alumnus. He occasionally tweets @scottyorko.


Traveling the World for Free

Michael Wigge has made two trips around the world: For one, he relied on strangers for food and accommodation; for the other, he bartered, trading a single apple for, eventually, a home in Hawaii,...

The 7 Best Base Layers of 2013

Let’s start with nature’s wünderfabric. Not only is merino wool (sourced mostly from sheep in New Zealand’s Southern Alps) a sustainable, bio-degradable fabric, but gear makers have figured out how...

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.

Jeremy McGhee

There Is No Chair

Paraplegic Jeremy McGhee prepares to climb and ski a major backcountry route in California