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The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places

'The Moth and the Mountain,' by Ed Caesar, and 'Shook,' by Jennifer Hull, examine expeditions that took place in different time periods, but both demonstrate how the mountain can bring out the best and worst in people

Don't forget to bring the bug spray, folks

In recent years, the bus once occupied by Christopher McCandless had attracted tourists from all over the world—a growing number of whom had to be rescued in their attempt to reach the remote location. Now, apparently, the authorities have had enough.

In an excerpt from her new book, 'Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear,' Outside correspondent Eva Holland is paralyzed by fear while hiking down from an ice climb. The experience catalyzes a quest to understand and overcome her acrophobia.

Artist Eric Bealer was living the remote, rugged good life in coastal Alaska with his wife, Pam, an MS sufferer, when they made a dramatic decision: to exit this world together, leaving behind precise instructions for whoever entered their cabin first. Eva Holland investigates the mysteries and meaning of an adventurous couple who charted their own way out.

Satire: In desperate need of provisions before the coronavirus hit her area, Eva Holland set out on a journey—alone and unsupported

'Yellow Bird,' by Sierra Crane Murdoch, and 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' by Emma Copley Eisenberg, look at haunting deaths in wild and forgotten landscapes

In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.

A 24-year-old woman drowned while attempting to reach the abandoned bus made famous by Christopher McCandless

How much does the world need to know about a deadly bear attack? That question was tested in the Yukon last year, after the horrific loss of a mother and daughter caused a destructive media storm.

In her adventure memoir, Kate Harris offers a fresh new voice on what it means to be an explorer in the 21st century

Disappear into these five nonfiction beach reads

A new drama on AMC combines history and twisted fantasy to recreate the most infamous polar expedition in history

A new study has reignited the contentious debate about what led to the explorer's demise in 1912

Temperatures were brutally low at this year’s running of the 300-mile competition, and one frostbitten competitor may lose his hands and feet. Is this just the price of playing a risky game, or does something need to change?

The author spent the season testing the warmest kicks in Canada's Yukon Territory. Here are her favorites.

Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada's Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth's coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.

Probably not this time. Eva Holland looks at how a disturbing wildlife image went viral—generating anguish, anger, and confusion about the undeniably warming Arctic.

Every July Fourth, hundreds of racers descend on Seward, Alaska, for one of the most difficult short-distance races on the planet—3,000 feet up, and then straight back down Mount Marathon

The craziest rock-climbing event in the world happens annually in the Ozarks of Arkansas, in a u-shaped canyon with enough routes for 24 straight hours of nonstop ascents. They call it Horseshoe Hell, but don't be fooled: for outdoor athletes who love physical challenges with some partying thrown in, it's heaven.

Adventure narratives written by women are finally getting their due—and Blair Braverman’s 'Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube' is a new classic.

I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?

I don’t want to run just any old urban marathon: I'm looking for a destination race that will let me combine an incredible trip with my athletic endeavors. Any ideas?

I want to do some serious bike touring on the continent, but without paying top Euro. What are the best bets for affordable routes?

I’m thinking about doing a road trip and some backpacking out west this summer, but I’ve heard a lot about the wildfires burning from California to Alaska. What do I need to know about traveling safely in fire country?

I live in southern Utah—obviously not one of the world's great surf destinations. One of my biggest dreams is to take a surfing trip up the California coast, from San Diego to San Francisco. I would like to camp on the beaches in state parks and such. What do you suggest?

I am going to Rio de Janeiro in December and want to get out of the city. I’m looking for must-see excursions that don't involve guided trips or tourist traps. Any ideas for safe places a visitor could comfortably navigate by herself?

A friend and I are planning to hike a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail next summer. We'll have a week. What are the best sections for a trip like this?

I'm looking for a good destination for an active honeymoon this summer. We're fit, but local day hikes are the extent of our outdoor skills; we don't know how to ski and we're too pale to just lie on the beach. Both U.S. and international destinations are fine.

Food is a huge part of why I travel, but dropping into a strange place and seeking out its best meals can be a crapshoot. Do you have any apps, tips or tricks to help a hungry traveler?

I’m a fan of the Grand Canyon, but I’ve visited there a few times now and I’m looking for something new. Where can I find a canyon that puts the Grand to shame?

I like to celebrate post-trail with a few high-quality adult beverages. Where would you recommend for an avid hiker who’s also a beer nut, a wine lover, and a liquor snob?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about who should foot the bill for backcountry rescues. I’m usually pretty careful, but accidents happen, and I don’t want to get stuck with the tab. Should I purchase rescue insurance for my next way-out-there trip?

I’m headed to Hawaii, but lying on the beach is not my thing. What hikes would you recommend?

I’m well-versed in bear safety techniques, but I have no idea how to handle a cougar encounter on the trail. Help!

I’m new to Tornado Alley, and I’m nervous about getting caught outdoors during a twister this summer. How much warning will I have that a storm is on the way?

With the spring skiing season winding down, I'm starting to go into withdrawal. I'd like to get a few more turns in, but I don't want to go down to South America. What are my options?

I’m planning a vacation to Montreal, and while I’ve heard lots about its urban charms, I don’t know much about its wilderness access. Where can I play outside within a couple hours of the city?

I’m headed across the pond to Great Britain, and I’d like to do some hiking while I’m there. What are my best best for logging some trail time?

I’ve done some climbing and mountaineering in the Lower 48, and I’ve been thinking about attempting Denali. What kind of prior experience do I need to tackle The High One?

I'm planning on heading up north this summer to do some hiking in Alaska and the Yukon. Where should I go?

I’m not a cruiser or a yachtie, but I love getting a good look at the land from the water when I travel. Can you recommend some memorable–and affordable–public ferry rides in North America?

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