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October 28

Another reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet—especially when your life’s at stake

In ‘BAJÍO Odyssey | Fish for Change - Heather,’ a film by Meris McHaney, we follow Heather Harkavy, director of operations at Fish for Change, as she leads a summer student program in Guanaja, Honduras

We caught up with author Sebastian Junger to find out how he reported the incredible Outside Classic story of the Andrea Gail’s crew, what’s changed in the commercial fishing industry, and why he’s drawn to people who have dangerous jobs

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Take our quiz to find out which ski in Salomon’s legendary QST line was made for you

Turns out it’s not as easy as you think

The host of CNN’s ‘United Shades of America’ on what we learn when we engage with communities very different than our own

W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own

Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.

Lenses and frames built for superior vision

Warm fingers are worth celebrating

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Dispatches

Gear
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Every year, we wind up with a long list of runners up, all fantastic in their own right. Here are some of the pieces of gear that came oh-so-close to earning a spot.
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The Thorpe is one of our favorite vests for high-output days in the mountains. “Just substantial enough to maintain a comfortable core without sending my body temperature into overshoot,” said one Buyer’s Guide tester.
Health
‘What It Takes’ provides an authentic glimpse of what an ultramarathon is all about, the importance of the support crew, and the strategy needed to win
Adventure
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Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land
Culture
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Please give me some kind of hope that I’m not raising a kid who always will prefer computers to canoes
Travel
A warming planet, increased storms, and wildfires are creating a level of infrastructure collapse that’s expensive and devastating

Take a look behind the scenes of L39ion of L.A., the team making waves across the sport, and its partnership with Zwift

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Long Reads

Ted Genoways

I’m really sorry it happened and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.

I’m really sorry it happened, and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.