At Outside, we publish dozens of stories, videos, and photo essays per week. The result can be overwhelming: Lots of stories and not enough time to read them.
So here's our digest of the reading you should catch up on this week. Our goal’s simple: to collect the most interesting, overlooked, and worth-your-time reads from Outside and our other favorite sources.
What We Wrote:
The job frequently reminded her about the dearth of solid, high-performing women’s gear. “The stuff wasn’t cool,” she says. “It was ugly. For women the options were khaki or paisley that none of us really wanted.”
Feel free to seek justice for the driver responsible for his death, but otherwise Flax hoped people contemplate the thousands of hours of riding that proceeded that dark episode.
Their revelations bring clarity to a debate that left the mountaineering world wondering whether or not Everest’s most iconic feature still existed.
“I cannot change my gender to fit the Boy Scouts’ standards, but the Boy Scouts can change their standards to include me.”
I believe you can largely forget about exotic, exorbitant eats like goji berries, chia seeds, and coconut oil. The humble spud is the real superfood.
What We Read:
Best Ode to Alex Honnold’s El Capitan Free-Solo: “El Capitan, My El Capitan” [New York Times]
Best How-It’s-Made, Outside Style: “Behind the Story: Rahawa Haile on ‘Going It Alone’ on the Appalachian Trail” [Columbia Journalism Review]
Biggest Kick in the Butt for America to Step Up Its Biking Game: “The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World, from Malmo to Montreal” [Wired]
Most Important Question: “Where in the United States Is Nature Most Likely to Kill You?” [Popular Science]
Least-Condescending Article on Wellness: “Women Are Flocking to Wellness Because Modern Medicine Still Doesn’t Take Them Seriously” [Quartz]