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More than 17 years ago, a successful Michigan attorney took his life on a cherished trout stream, devastating close friends and family. Haunted by what happened, his nephew investigated and discovered tragic truths that were in plain sight all along.

Ridgeway was a force to be reckoned with, and over more than three decades with Patagonia helped pioneer its iconic aesthetic

There's a burgeoning industry of hawking mountain-conquering platitudes for cash. Lots of it.

Ecologist Lauren Oakes’s new book, ‘In Search of the Canary Tree,’ puts a human face on a crisis we created

Our writer and favorite curmudgeon completed UC Berkeley's ten-week Science of Happiness online course. Did it make him happier? Not really. But he still came away with some important, if obvious, rules to live by.

The future of the West depends on whether we can keep it in check

Beckey, who has often been called the country’s ur-dirtbag—a climber who eschews riches to pursue climbing full-time—was widely recognized as North America’s most prolific mountaineer

Jim Herrington's book 'The Climbers' is a masterful tribute to the formidable characters who shaped the sport

Our writer visited the 10,000-square-foot facility in Ventura, California, home to thousands of products-cum-talismans, and came away with more than just an appreciation for the brand's gear heritage

A 10,000-square-foot facility not far from the Hells Angels’ Ventura, California, headquarters—a former food canning operation, the address of which I am not to reveal—houses the Patagonia Archives, a project recently launched by the clothing company to chronicle its storied past.

President Obama signed a bill that would finally measure the size of the industry—and lobbyists can't wait to flex that muscle

Author Michael Branch's new book is a hilarious and thoughtful exploration of how to be a parent in the wild and harsh Nevada desert

David Roberts, a major figure in modern adventure literature, has explored risk, death, and loss for more than 50 years. Now he’s fighting cancer while producing new writing—including a series of reflections on his disease—that friends and colleagues believe is his best work yet.

Environmental researchers are transforming big data into classical music and giving voice to not-always-accessible environmental issues. Call it the sound of science.

The twist: most of these don’t exist in English. Don’t worry, we translated them for you.

Straight out of the "Lord of the Rings" prop department

Nine Sherpa guides setting rope lines on the upper part of the mountain have become the first of the season to reach the top of the world's highest peak

Ski hills are major landforms, not just vertical playgrounds. New tools like Google Earth allow us to glimpse the entirety of the mountains on which ski resorts reside, and even zoom in, tilt, and twirl to experience the pitch and roll of these areas. Thank DigitalGlobe for many of those…

Adventure filmmakers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk thought it would be a mellow working vacation: they’d capture footage of four young Brits as they traversed 250 miles of Iceland’s fissured terrain, starting in December.

It’s time to stop thinking of winter as the off-season.

Lindsey Van talks about the new film Ready to Fly and her struggle to get women's ski jumping into the 2014 Winter Olympics