The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Living Bravely Since 1977

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Whose <em>Woods</em> These Are

Whose Woods These Are

My childhood in nature

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Discover
A Single Narrow <em>Gasping</em> Lung

A Single Narrow Gasping Lung

Murdering the impossible on Mount Everest

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Gamble
Some Kind of <em>Calling</em>

Some Kind of Calling

The ranch that saved me

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Build
<em>Calamity</em> at Every Turn

Calamity at Every Turn

Riding 350 desolate, rattlesnake-infested miles on the Pony Express trail

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Go Long
Going <em>Rogue</em>

Going Rogue

Kimi Werner, undersea huntress

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Believe
Rough <em>Passage</em>

Rough Passage

Sailing to the brink in Antarctica

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Endure
The New Old <em>Gang</em>

The New Old Gang

Diagnosis: cancer. Treatment: climbing with devoted friends

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The Road Goes On <em>Forever</em> and the Story <em>Never</em> Ends

The Road Goes On Forever and the Story Never Ends

Lance Armstrong's quest for redemption

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My <em>Drowning</em> (And Other Inconveniences)

My Drowning (And Other Inconveniences)

Life after death

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Let Go

Whose Woods These Are

My childhood in nature

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Discover

A Single Narrow Gasping Lung

Murdering the impossible on Mount Everest

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Gamble

Some Kind of Calling

The ranch that saved me

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Build

Calamity at Every Turn

Riding 350 desolate, rattlesnake-infested miles on the Pony Express trail

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Go Long

Going Rogue

Kimi Werner, undersea huntress

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Believe

Rough Passage

Sailing to the brink in Antarctica

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Endure

The New Old Gang

Diagnosis: cancer. Treatment: climbing with devoted friends

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Share

The Road Goes On Forever and the Story Never Ends

Lance Armstrong's quest for redemption

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Reboot

My Drowning (And Other Inconveniences)

Life after death

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Let Go

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The Stories That Inspire Us

Doug Peacock, Mark Allen, Kris Tompkins, Shaun White, Lynn Hill, Lindsey Vonn, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, and cover staple Laird Hamilton reflect on their passions.

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Celebrating 40 Years of ‘Outside’

If we’ve learned anything in the past 40 years, it’s that stories about people who have suffered in the extreme are the ones that endure in the minds of readers.

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