Nick Heil

Nick Heil

Nick Heil (@nickheil) is a contributing editor at Outside and the author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season. He lives in Santa Fe, NM, with his dog, Minnie.

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Gary Johnson, We Hardly Knew Ye

After a hard-charging start the Libertarian candidate bonked bigly, thanks to a series of gaffes and a rather sad(!) lack of preparation. On the eve of a historic election, a onetime supporter...

Fatigue Is All in Your Head

New research shows that perceptions of fatigue and pain stop us from hitting our physical limits long before our bodies do. Can athletes train their brains to reach unheard-of levels of peak...

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

You’ve heard that Kobe Bryant meditates, and that most pro athletes perform their best while in a flow state. But what does that mean, and how do you get there? Three new books attempt to demystify...