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. Four months ago, 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.
The world’s first four-minute miler has died, but his approach to the sport should live on
Generations of mountaineers stopped at the small home in Pangboche for an audience with the humble, loving Buddhist
Tilin was a longtime Outside contributor and the author of The Doper Next Door
The activist, singer, and writer died at her home in Arizona
Beckey, who has often been called the country’s ur-dirtbag—a climber who eschews riches to pursue climbing full-time—was widely recognized as North America’s most prolific mountaineer
The founder of the Total Immersion method taught people that the lessons learned in the pool can be applied just as easily to life, too
The 27-year-old Kennedy died by suicide after Perkins, his girlfriend, was killed in an avalanche in Bozeman, Montana
Keenan was a legend in the sport—and is the first rescue diver to die while freediving
Let’s get this straight: If something horrible happens to me on a ride, don’t ever say I died doing what I love. I feel no affection about the idea of getting pulverized by a 4,000-pound SUV, especially if the driver was flipping through Instagram. Still, I recognize that something might happen. And rather than leave it up to other people to commemorate my life and death on the bike, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands—with facts based on a terrifying encounter with a speeding Porsche that actually happened—just in case the next run-in turns out differently.
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