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The 2019 Outsiders of the Year

The athletes, activists, makers, movers, hustlers, and rule breakers who shaped our world this year

The Editors
Dec 9, 2019

The Climber's Guide to Bouldering in Roy, New Mexico

Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.

Emily Reed
Dec 4, 2019

You Won't Pass Chamonix's Mountain-Guiding Test

Le Probatoire is one of the toughest challenges in the outdoors, used for decades to pick alpine professionals in France's legendary hub of glacier skiing, climbing, and deadly terrain. Only the strongest make it, but Simon Akam wonders: Is selection by ordeal still the best way to groom competent guides?

Simon Akam
Nov 27, 2019