F E A T U R E S
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE JUST PLAIN LUCKY
Taking the worst the world can throw at you and coming out with a heartbeat is as epic as you can get. It also makes for some really great reading. Take a break from your own death defying with these 12 tales of catastrophe and terror. PLUS: The Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild versus reality: Can Bear Grylls survive a media grilling?
GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HALE, HEARTY, TOUGH-AS-NAILS, ACCLIMATIZED-AT-BIRTH MOUNTAIN PEOPLE...
You won't find the nephew of Everest co-conqueror Tenzing Norgay stomping up the Himalayas. No, sir. His boots are too busy working the pedals in a New York City cab. And he's not the only one at home 7,500 miles from Nepal.
BY CHRISTIAN DeBENEDETTI
THE WENDY SYNDROME
In a world of huge hucks and poco dinero, powder queen Charlotte Moats suffers a plague of freeskiing Peter Pans (and one hockey jock) to make the $600,000 note on a decrepit rambler in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
BY JON BILLMAN
THANKS FOR SHARING
We quizzed. You dished on people, sports, adventure, etc. See what you had to say in the first-ever Outside Readers' Choice Awards.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN DOES NOT TASTE LIKE CHICKEN
Not anymore, at least. Once happy enough toiling away in Manhattan's top restaurants, the author and host of the Travel Channel's No Reservations has, like Kurtz, seen and tasted way too much to ever go back.
BY BRYAN CURTIS
T H E O Z O N E
WINTER HOT LIST
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November is the cruelest month if you aren't properly geared up and clued in. Join us in Lake Tahoe, California, for our annual compendium of the season's best, on and off the snow.
» NEWS FROM THE FIELD: Bode uncut; an airbag for skiers; snowboard school with Shaun White's coach.
» RISING STAR: We head to Maui to cliff-dive with Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, who's shedding the tiara in favor of war paint as she trains for a historic World Cup ski title.
» FILM: Big-wave surfing had Riding Giants; now big-mountain skiing bombards moviegoers with Steep.
» THE DRAWING BOARD: Neither crowds, nor weather, nor difficult access will deter you from fresh tracks at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
» DESTINATIONS: From Park City to Sugarbush, the sweetest spots for ski-in, chill-out luxury.
» COVET: The new Marker Duke binding means a marked improvement in alpine touring.
» REVIEW: Whether your thing is deep powder, park and pipe, or all-mountain, this year's skis and snowboards are winter wonders.
» STYLE: Take a look at the on-snow stars of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, decked out in slick off-slope apparel. PLUS: What the cuffs on your snow pants say about you.
The Owner's Manual: Your Stomach. A comprehensive guide to fueling your engine, with sage advice from athletes, coaches, and nutritionists.
To check the temperature of the climate-change debate, we go one-on-one with Newt Gingrich and crack open new books from Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, Bjorn Lomborg, and the former Mr. Speaker himself.