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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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...

The 5 Rules of Off-Season Fitness

Training through the coldest, darkest, snowiest days of the year tests the depth of your motivation and commitment. It's time to revise your winter fitness program.

Hollywood Knocks Off 'Everest' at Last

Does the catastrophe that gave us 'Into Thin Air' still have the power to captivate audiences? We talked to the cast and crew of the new movie 'Everest' about making an adventure epic roar to life...

Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train

When Rory Bosio, a 29-year-old pediatric intensive-care nurse from Truckee, California, lined up at the start of Chamonix's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in August 2013, she didn't expect to win

Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Everest

On Thursday night—early Friday morning in Nepal—a massive avalanche swept down from Everest’s West Ridge and struck the climbing route between Base Camp and Camp 1. Dozens of...

Skimo

The Enemy Wore a Spandex Onesie

Skimo racing is one of the fastest growing sufferfests in the U.S., combining grueling big-mountain ascents in the worst kind of winter weather. So, naturally, two inexperienced, undertrained...