In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued
Gear to aid you in the stalk
Yes, it's serious, and it's time to start taking some practical precautions
Deer, ducks, and other quarry won't even know you're there
What could have been a fatal fall is just a stepping stone on Harrington's path to become the first woman to free climb one of El Cap's hardest routes in a day
Your deductible toward security in the mountains
Bring home the bacon. Or venison or turkey.
Gear that’s got your back, should things go sideways
There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues
No one knew if it could be done. But when Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed Mount Everest without oxygen in 1978, they smashed one of the last barriers of human performance. Almost 40 years later, both legends talk about their first ascent by “fair means”—and the long-running feud that followed.
Before he became known as the boyfriend on Felicity, Scott Speedman was nearly an Olympic swimmer. Now the star of TNT's Animal Kingdom just wants to have fun in the mountains.
Everything you need to go up and down
Was it the time travelers, the jaguar people, or the song from Pocahontas? All I know is that, as my exploration of psychedelics grew from a few campout mushrooms to full-on ayahuasca ceremonies, I felt better than I ever had in my life.
Even if protesters resist evacuation orders and police actions, they’ll still face the difficulty of living outside in North Dakota
A plan for a drive-up climbing center on the north side of the mountain also includes the mainstays of a modern resort: lodging, restaurants, and a museum. Is this the future of the world's highest peak?
Vikings star Travis Fimmel has exactly three possessions: his trailer, his pickup truck, and his horse
A new study looks at whether stories about PEDs in the mountains have any truth to them
No snow in the forecast? That's no excuse to be lazy.
The ski world is going all in on high-tech safety gear, packing more features into smaller packages.
If your dogs are cold, you're doing it wrong.
A 20-year fight between energy and environmental interests over some of the country's last undammed rivers has finally come to a close
Halfway around the world, fly-fishing scientists are unraveling the secret lives of giant steelhead—one cast at a time
Fed up with tight National Park regulations—no BASE-jumping, no slacklining, no fun!—adventurers are getting cozy with a surprising new advocate: the Bureau of Land Management. Nowhere are the agency's lenient recreation policies on better display than Moab, Utah.
A new proposal to further entwine the National Park Service and corporate advertisers takes us further down a path we never should have embarked on in the first place
When a group of canyoneering beginners were swept away in a flash flood last September, it was the worst disaster in Zion's 97-year history. And it illustrates a growing question: How far should national parks go to keep their visitors safe?
In her sixth ascent of the world's tallest peak, 32-year-old Melissa Arnot earned one of the few prizes left on the mountain
Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman—and now she's on the mountain trying for her seventh summit.
Lowe’s climbing partner, Conrad Anker, and his widow, Jenni-Lowe Anker, talk about a dramatic discovery that comes more than 16 years after he and climber David Bridges vanished in a Himalyan avalanche
River trips have long been a venue for partying, but a new federal report illuminates a darker trend of sexual harassment that has persisted for years
Fast on the ups and the downs
If a skier hucks without uploading a photo, does anybody see it? A road trip through the exploding business side of Instagram, where pro athletes roam Alberta stalking the next big trophy shot.
Six new tools to bring you back to the basics
The climber, leaper, and all-around "stunt monkey" lived and thrived on an impossibly dangerous edge
Those who enjoy seeing nature on two wheels are increasingly conflicted about legislation that would protect it
The president wants to fatten the paychecks of people working on federal lands. The question is: Can he do it without putting public land tourism out of business?
The ultrarunner set a new record on the AT and found himself at the center of a debate about how we should use the wilderness
What’s the best dog in the world? Our picks: the ones that have a job, do it well, and then curl up at the foot of the bed.
After winning the coveted audience award at Sundance, the documentary 'Meru' is getting a nationwide theatrical release next month. How did a climbing movie break through with mainstream audiences? Credit the incredible story at its center: a tale of tragedy, family, friendship, risk, and the redemptive power of suffering.
The climbing great died Saturday while attempting a wingsuit flight from Yosemite’s Taft Point
Photographer Jimmy Chin and Outside's Grayson Schaffer on what will surely become a rite of passage for future generations: the Instagram road trip.
Endurance cyclist Juliana Buhring left a notorious cult, wrote a bestseller, and then rode her bike around the world. She's just getting started.
Though the Tibetan side is closed to climbers, at least one team is considering a climb up the southern side of Everest
Back in Kathmandu after treating the Everest wounded, dZi Foundation’s Ben Ayers takes a moment to share the scope of the devastation
In a remarkable rescue effort, helicopter pilots ferried dozens of climbers to safety from Camps I and II. Meanwhile, reports continue to come in from other Himalayan peaks—including Makalu and Annapurna—that were hit by powerful avalanches.
Two German climbers capture the horrific scene at Base Camp as it unfolds
As rescue efforts continue at Base Camp, attention shifts to dozens of climbers trapped at Camps I and II
After falling rocks and ice tore through Base Camp on April 25, stranded climbers struggle to care for their wounded and dead.
With a 40-pound camera system and a mission to photograph the world, Google takes us to the Himalayas for a closer look at the Sherpas who call the mountains home.
Peter Kray’s new novella, The God of Skiing, has a lot to say. We’re not quite sure what it all means, but we sure did enjoy the ride.
In a new effort to protect national parks and wilderness areas from commercial photography, the feds have started going after amateur filmmakers with big social media followings.
The outdoor-writing legend has made a career out of cheating death in wild places, but he's never cut it closer than this
The grizzlies of Yellowstone are about to be removed from the endangered species list. The surprising thing: that's probably for the best.
Embedded in the company's Studio 2.5 is an extreme slow-motion feature called Flux that will change the way we edit video. Best of all, it's free.
We'd known about the storm for days, so how come hundreds of trekkers were caught off guard?
The company is growing up fast—and it's not all about action sports anymore.
We tested GoPro's latest action camera in the waters of New Zealand—and found out that it's as much of a game changer as the rumors have led you to believe
Avalanche airbags have arrived.
The greatest entertainer of our generation wants to defy death on wires strung 50 stories over the cold, windy streets of Chicago
Would you buy a $400 tie—if it's been to the top of Everest?
Why the Internet is turning photography on its side
Anheuser-Busch is flying a thousand people into Crested Butte, Colorado this weekend to film a star-studded, beer-drenched series of TV commercials. What could go wrong?
For hyper-aware types who scan bushes with an infrared camera for bad guys—and for those who just want to boost energy efficiency.
At least 12 were killed, over 150 are missing
Following the tragic season on Everest and last year's Taliban Nanga Parbat attack, a handful of climbing expeditions are still angling to conquer K2
The true story of the mountain's most horrific day, the Sherpas who paid the price, and the aftershocks that will change the mountain forever
We're wasting billions on a fight we can't win
National parks are America's greatest recreational asset. Now an overdue movement will make them even better.
In the worst disaster in decades, on one of the country's most iconic peaks, two guides and four clients go missing and are presumed dead—leaving a climbing community searching for clues.
A trip to Base Camp reveals how a complicated mix of politics and passion has scuttled the 2014 Everest season in Nepal
Armstrong talks about his revoked Tour wins, how life has changed in the past year, and working on his golf game.
The deadliest single day in the history of Everest claimed 16 Sherpas in an instant. And, yes, there is something that needs to be done about it.
California guide Adrian Ballinger makes his play to become Everest's top dog with a climbing model that's fast, light—and very expensive.
Cameraman shares last moments
Just an elaborate hoax, right?
How a Mormon kid from Utah cracked the code for producing adventure videos you can't stop sharing.
Doomsday preppers have been working themselves into a frenzy way (way!) ahead of the Yellowstone supervolcano's next eruption
Okay, so he's been roped into a "media performance" or two, but fact is, Alex Honnold continues to bag some of the boldest climbs on earth.
When 23-year-old Lahr went missing on a trail outside Ouray, Colorado, the world lost an amazing young talent
Can anything slow down Phil Robertson, the most controversial name in reality TV?
Second avalanche in three weeks