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Mountain Biking from 17,000 Feet to the Ocean With Eric Porter

Mountain Biking from 17,000 Feet to the Ocean With Eric Porter

For centuries, ice merchants retrieved this ice from glaciers on the mountain and sold it at local markets. In homage to this tradition, mountain biker Eric Porter and photographer Mason Mashon rode with their own collection of this glacial ice all the way to the ocean 17,000 feet below.

The 10 Best Vacations for Dads

The 10 Best Vacations for Dads

Forget the necktie. He doesn’t need another one. Want to let dad know you care? This year, send him on one of these adventures. Don’t have a dad—or don’t care for the one you’ve got? Send yourself.

The 2012 Outside Travel Awards

The 2012 Outside Travel Awards

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Say Hello to My Little Friend

A guy calls, says he found some mysterious papers left behind by a dead relative who apparently shrunk human heads and bodies. Do we wanna come see? Uh, no. But we knew Mary Roach would.

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