Scott Yorko

Scott Yorko

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


25 Canned Beers for Every Type of Outdoor Fun

The stigma is gone. For years, canned beers were derided for their metallic taste. Worse, the options were limited—few breweries canned beer that you’d want to sample, let alone drink 12...

Scott Yorko
May 29, 2015

Rowing the Northwest Passage—Because They Can

If successful, this will be the first human-powered traverse of the Northwest Passage waterway in one season. They aim to raise awareness of how rapidly climate change is depleting arctic ice by...

Scott Yorko
Jul 10, 2013

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,...

Scott Yorko
Jan 11, 2013

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...

Scott Yorko
Nov 1, 2012

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.

Scott Yorko, Kyle Dickman, Sam Moulton, and Madison Kahn
Jul 12, 2012

Walking a Tightrope Over Niagara

A descendant of America’s most famous acrobatic family brings classic daredevilry back to Niagara Falls.

Scott Yorko
Jun 21, 2012

The One-Question Interview

Short conversations with the world's most interesting people.

Meaghen Brown, Scott Yorko, and Kyle Dickman
Jun 15, 2012

There Is No Chair

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

Scott Yorko
May 25, 2012