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Generations of climbers, journalists, and scholars relied on her reporting from the foot of the world's 8,000-meter peaks

Surfer, fitness icon, and inspired inventor Laird Hamilton was tired of humping his wrenches down the fairway. So he created a motorized skateboard marketed toward the country club crowd.

The metal spires and busy streets of a city pale in comparison to snowy peaks and undulating countryside, but there's something redeeming—dare I say special—about the concrete jungle

Starting today, drones are banned in all national parks. Where’s next?

People have been trying to build a better bike almost as long as people have been trying to build a better mousetrap. With the Denny, that quest may be over—at least when it comes to urban commuting.

A versatile, well-behaved, eager gravel grinder

Camera-equipped flying robots have quickly become a ­staple of the ­adventure world, filming first ascents and nailing poachers. But that’s just the beginning. As Eric Hansen found out during a cross-country test drive, affordable consumer drones will revolutionize how we experience the outdoors.

Get ready to hit the road—and document your adventure.

Want to score some mega-points with your date? Whisk her off to one of these high-end slopes. They're a splurge, but worth it.

These slopes provide fun for all ages.

In a typical January, the fabled Japanese resort Niseko gets more snow—nearly 15 feet—than any ­other ski area in the world. But is there such a thing as too much?

Kick back, you earned it. And at one of these lively winter watering holes, you won't regret it.

When Eric Hansen’s parents abruptly decided to join the Peace Corps in their fifties, it was just what the family needed

Eric Hansen gets a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of a project to surf in each of India's states, nevermind that 21 (of 28) are landlocked and that the coastline is known for little more than ankle-slappers

Lots of surfers take pride in spending as little as possible on a wetsuit. What do you get if you spend more? In the best cases, exactly what you pay for.

From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories

The fact that Kobold's new Himalayan Edition watch is built with a few chunks of rock that, technically speaking, were removed illegally from Everest has caused a minor hubbub

The Quidditch World Cup sounds dorky, and make no mistake: it is. But these sorcery-loving Harry Potter fans play pretty rough, as Eric Hansen found out when he captained a bad-news team of ex-athletes, ultimate Frisbee studs, slobs, drunks, and some people he knows from Iceland. Brooms up, and may the best Muggles win.

Outside reviews the World War II-era motorcycle and sidecar.

From farm shares to bike shares, these seven flashes of genius are reinventing a metropolis near you

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