Outside Magazine, December 2016

The New Heroes

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Land of the Lost
After an American tourist in Iceland typed what he thought was his hotel’s address into his GPS, he found himself five hours and hundreds of miles from his destination. Is our reliance on navigational devices reprogramming our brains? By David Kushner

Scandals! Liars! Cheaters! PRs!
If you want the dirt on competitive running, head to LetsRun.com. Between its avid readership and citizen journalists, the site has made a name for itself by exposing bogus records and poking Nike in the eye. By Charles Bethea

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth to Be an Environmentalist
The assassination of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres shocked the world—but not her comrades. Intimidated and threatened, shot at and hacked with machetes, they know all too well that opposing development can be fatal. By Joshua Hammer

Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone
But how about just cheese? South African sports-medicine legend Tim Noakes has been pushing an extremely low-carb, high-fat diet as the answer to keeping fit and avoiding disease. Now critics say he’s gone too far. By Bill Gifford

DISPATCHES SPECIAL
30 Under 30:
 From Antarctic explorers to climate activists, these are the millennials who will shape the world of adventure for the next decade and beyond. Featuring climber David Lama, waterman Kai Lenny, the Alaskan entrepre­neurs behind the Salmon Sisters, and more. 

DESTINATIONS
Ski Resorts:​
It’s snowing somewhere. Right now. Time to strap on your sticks and let our annual guide point you to the freshest powder stashes, wildest kid adventures, and most headache-free weekend getaways in North America. 

BODYWORK
In the Lead: 
Can the bacteria in your gut determine the healthiest diet for you? A sports-nutrition startup says yes.  
Active Cities: Miami, Florida.
Do It Better: The holidays can be a full-frontal assault on fitness. Our three-step plan will help you make it to January in one piece.  

ESSENTIALS SPECIAL
2016 Holiday Gift Guide:
Perfect plunder for wanderers, fitness junkies, techies, hard-chargers, foodies, and stylish types. Plus, sweet socks, sweaters, and luggage for everyone else.

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