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January 25

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on what to do if you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry

‘Crossing Iceland’ follows Payson McElveen as he navigates the strong winds, steady rains, glacial rivers, and subfreezing temperatures of the Iceland Highlands

Experienced climber Claire Kleese walks Wes Siler through all the gear he’ll need to get started ice climbing

Andrew Jackson reveals his favorite places to ride a bike, fuel up, and play in his home city

Scientists have figured out how to make simple exoskeletons that improve running efficiency. Should track and field authorities be worried?

Seasoned backcountry skier Jake Urban shares his kit for touring

What’s happening in the coastal village of Xcalak is a lesson in community partnership

A fatal avalanche near Hoosier Pass, Colorado, is a reminder that dangerous slides can occur on gentle terrain

Ski patrol has become an increasingly unsustainable career path. Now unions are popping up across the country to try and change that.

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Climber Graham Zimmerman joined advocacy group Protect Our Winters, which enlisted him in the fight against climate change

The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her

Different workout styles can get you equally fit, but they affect your body differently—which suggests that you should mix it up

All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.

A step-by-step walkthrough to jump-starting your vehicle

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

As the planet warms, wine regions like Napa are being forced to make some major adaptations. But that’s also presented opportunities for innovation.

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

Today the Tongass is the last national forest in the United States where old-growth trees are clear-cut

A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing

What happens if you find an injured climber halfway up a 1,600-foot rock face? In 1931, the only option was a high-altitude piggyback ride.

Three methods to cultivate pacing mastery and optimize your performance potential

Wes Siler compares all-season tires against the trusted Bridgestone Blizzak. The results speak for themselves.

The wait for winter is over. Here’s the gear that helped our editors stay warm, festive, and active over the holidays.

On this stunning trip in northern Patagonia, you’ll explore towering peaks, a new ten-million-acre national park, and pristine rivers and lakes. And did we mention the delicious barbecue?

The ‘Row of Life’ drifted for nearly 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean until, one day, it washed ashore

The technology promises more performance, but limited by stock reflector housings, it fails to deliver

You can blame the usual suspects: the crazy cost of mountain-town housing, the corporatization of the ski industry, the Man. Or dare to believe that our hero lives on.

“Home Crag” takes viewers inside the fight to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon, a favorite climbing spot just outside Salt Lake City

‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity

Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface

While getting his PhD in English, Logan Scherer developed an intense friendship with a male grad student that lasted for years, through his friend’s engagement and marriage to a woman. Scherer struggled to make sense of it, until he lost himself in a group of spinster nature writers from the late 19th century who eschewed marriage to live alone or with other women during a time when the language of queerness didn’t exist.

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

Insulated pants are a fun and comfortable alternative to heavy and restrictive base layers

The incident in December is the latest incident of vandalism to ancient Native artifacts

Christopher Lewis was lost in the Montana backcountry with a shattered ankle, sopping clothes, and a single bar of cell-phone reception

The 40-year-old’s stunning performance smashed two world records on Friday

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With plenty of good food and drinks, events, and nightlife, there’s a lot more to Reno-Tahoe than its phenomenal skiing

Marshall Sella started as an intern at Outside in Chicago in 1988, and he went on to a successful career as a magazine writer in New York. His friends and former colleagues will remember him as much for his infectious humor and generous spirit. Here, his editor recalls the impact a young man had on a magazine still finding its voice.

Climate expert Daniel Swain explains how a convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and extreme weather fueled the costliest wildfire in state history

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These are Outside contributor Andrew Skurka’s favorite trekking poles. “[They] are not best in class, but they’re an irresistible combination of price and utility,” he wrote. “I’ve used these poles extensively, including on a thru-hike of the Wind River High Route, and I’ve recommended them to countless hikers.”
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Our Sweat Science columnist spent two months measuring his blood sugar around the clock. Here’s what he found.
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‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.
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By portraying predators as villains, we are influencing how our children perceive the natural world
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From expanded resort acreage to turbocharged lifts, we tracked down all the ways you can make this winter your best ever

‘Crossing Iceland’ follows Payson McElveen as he navigates the strong winds, steady rains, glacial rivers, and subfreezing temperatures of the Iceland Highlands

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

Long Reads

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All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.

All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.