The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
A spiral of injuries—and the attendant existential crisis—can be an opportunity to revisit the fundamentals
Switching it up was exactly what he needed
A smoldering solution for a wide range of conditions
An official declaration from Nepal's Department of Immigration confirms that the world's highest peak will be closed for the season due to coronavirus concerns
An asymmetrical board with a blazing performance
The Texan is launching an endurance sports media company
He was the best alpinist of his generation, a quiet, unassuming Canadian known for bold ascents of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. At the age of 25, he traveled to Alaska to join climber Ryan Johnson for a first ascent outside Juneau. They never came back, and a frantic nine-day search left more questions than answers.
Over the past week, the duo has made repeated attempts to climb the Nose route on Yosemite's El Capitan in under two hours. They finally succeeded.
The quest for sub-two continues
Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?
The climbers sent the historic route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds
Alaska State Troopers called off a six-day search after finding the climbers' ropes on the Mendenhall Tower
The two world-class alpinists haven’t been heard from since Monday afternoon, when they summited the Mendenhall Towers
His fishing boat washed ashore Tuesday morning in France. A massive search is underway.
The pro climber caught flak on Instagram for straying into politics—but he says it's essential for athletes to speak out
The 27-year-old Kennedy died by suicide after Perkins, his girlfriend, was killed in an avalanche in Bozeman, Montana
The Czech climber continues to dominate the climbing world, sending the world's first 5.15d in Norway
Three new films take on conservation, climate change, and doping
The Czech climber just conquered one of the world's hardest routes in record time
A new device called Halo Sport promises to improve performance by stimulating your mind. We zapped our brains in the name of science to see if it could really make us faster.
The rarely visited national park is home to tropical beaches, pristine coral reefs, some untapped surf, and not much else. Matt Skenazy went exploring and found a few good waves and a lot of mysterious South Seas mojo.
A conversation with the journalist whose 2015 surfing memoir, 'Barbarian Days,' just won the Pulitzer Prize, about tapping his passion for a book project, and what his favorite breaks are
Take it from the world-champion surfer: there’s a right time for working, competing—and fighting for your life
There's no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing's physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. The author hit the water with his close friend Brian, a former Navy SEAL whose service in Afghanistan beat up his body, tortured his mind, and pushed him into a zone where violence—against himself or others—seemed inevitable.
The jack-of-all-trades swaps the pigskin for an ice axe (and the tent for a real bed)
With grown-up leadership and slick production values, the World Surf League is betting that it can attract a mainstream audience online
The next installment of Street View comes to the 3,000 vertical feet of Yosemite's El Capitan.
This year’s Mountainfilm festival is dominated by feature-length climbing documentaries. The rise of these movies isn’t coincidence.
This month, Insight Editions released “The Finest Line,” by big-wave surfer Rusty Long. The coffee table book chronicles all the best big-wave spots and surfers in the world with large, brilliant pictures by some of the top surf photographers.
Being in the zone. Zenning out. Whatever you call it, concentrating so deeply you don't even realize it is sublime.
Held in Somalia for two years
Kelly Slater closes (some) of gap to tour-leading Gabriel Medina
Last year in Nazaré, Portugal, the Brazilian surfer nearly drowned while trying to ride the biggest wave ever surfed by a woman. Most of the alpha males who dominate the sport say Gabeira doesn't belong in their ranks, but nothing will stop her from going back in.
Why Clint Dempsey is the perfect player to shoulder Team USA's daunting World Cup campaign
With a time of 2:08:37, first American winner since 1983
Plans to start own apparel line
Is the heightened state of consciousness a chemical reaction or something more ineffable?
Every good athlete has at least one soft spot. Want to be great? Strengthen your weakest link.
Joel Tudor's longboard revival is showcased in a new documentary
Alejo Muniz wins $100,000 in a wave-less finale, and eight spectators are arrested in a riot.
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross prepare for domination
We go shoulder to shoulder in Los Angeles’s Marathon Crash Race, a 4,000-strong underground scrum
Australian surfer David Scard, 37, runs Kirra-based World Surfaris’ Stealth Travel Club, which whisks surfers to the biggest waves at a moment’s notice. His success rate: 100 percent.
A professional freediver is training athletes to get more oxygen with every breath
Only 2 percent of people who toe a marathon starting line will break 3 hours. As Matt Skenazy found out, joining that club isn't easy.
Three new trips in the world's wildest places
How the San Jose Earthquakes forward handles a grueling eight-month soccer season
John John Florence was 19 when he became the youngest surfer ever to win the Triple Crown. Is he the next great phenomenon?