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Garrett Madison was sued by one of his clients in 2020 after he called off an expedition, saying it was too dangerous. A final court order states the client was not entitled to a refund and that guides should not fear lawsuits when making decisions about safety.

The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.

Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits

In the fall of 2019, Garrett Madison canceled his expedition on the world's highest peak. Then one of his clients sued him for breach of contract.

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier

Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe

A slab of snow fell and trapped her in a streambed in a place where few skiers dared to go

The "sunk cost" effect, a false sense of confidence, and fading backcountry skills may all explain why

Challenge winter's chill with these insulated jackets

Because you don’t want to be huddled in the lodge while fresh snow is falling

The founder of the industry's biggest ski show is acquiring public-facing expos in Denver and Boston

The e-retailer pursued legal action against dozens of companies for trademark infringement over the word "backcountry." Now the CEO is apologizing.

It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.

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