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The Cold, Hard Reality of Racing the Yukon Arctic Ultra

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?

Eva Holland
Mar 2, 2018

Get Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

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.

Eva Holland
Feb 13, 2018

The 2018 Adventure Bucket List

To help you create the ultimate outdoor agenda, we asked our travel experts where they’re dying to go this year

The Editors
Jan 8, 2018

Did Climate Change Kill a Polar Bear?

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.

Eva Holland
Dec 19, 2017

The Outdoor Industry's Tax Cut Dilemma

The GOP tax-reform package will save companies billions. But it likely came at the cost of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and ANWR.

Frederick Reimers
Dec 13, 2017

Extreme Digital Detox, Siberia Edition

Last winter, the author ventured to the tundra with an extreme tour company promising the ultimate digital renewal—ten days living with nomadic reindeer herders in one of the planet’s last remaining off-the-grid dark spots. Is it really possible to totally unplug?

Aaron Gulley
Dec 7, 2017