Alex Heard

Alex Heard

Alex Heard is the editorial director of Outside and the author of The Eyes of Willie McGee and Apocalypse Pretty Soon: Travels in End-Time America.

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Fact-Checking Relin's New Book 'Second Suns'

David Oliver Relin made his name as coauthor of the disgraced bestseller Three Cups of Tea—then tragically committed suicide. Now, a major publisher hypes Relin’s posthumous history of the inspiring...

Our Favorite Things

From crabbing off a dock to the second half of Buried in the Sky

The Death of David Oliver Relin

While awaiting further judgment on a case against the accuracy of Three Cups of Tea, the bestseller he co-wrote with Greg Mortenson, Relin committed suicide by putting himself in the path of a moving...

Greg Mortenson

The Trials of Greg Mortenson

It’s been ten months since Jon Krakauer and 60 Minutes alleged that the star of Three Cups of Tea was a literary fraud who used the Central Asia Institute as a personal cash cow, prompting a civil...

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Citizen Philanthropy

What charities should you give to this holiday season? Outside Magazine reviews the top 30 charities you can trust.

Help Outside Fix the World

Send us your nominees for a special roundup of people and organizations that are making a difference and you could make our December issue.

Las Conchas Fire

Burned

As the Las Conchas fire ravages parts of the Santa Clara Pueblo reservation, Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. Tafoya sits down to talk about the damage

Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson Speaks

The embattled director of the Central Asia Institute responds to allegations of financial mismanagement and that he fabricated stories in his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.

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