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How Outside Celebrates a Birthday

How Outside Celebrates a Birthday

Over the past four decades, Outside has told a lot of incredible stories. It’s something worth celebrating, so when our 40th anniversary rolled around this year, we went big.

Deep Bench

Deep Bench

A salute to ALL the editors, writers, photographers, designers, and fact checkers who’ve made Outside come alive.* Plus: a partial list of career highlights.

Into Rarified Air

Into Rarified Air

There were many stories that were more fun to cook up and publish, but nothing quite compares with the force and moral clarity of Jon Krakauer’s account of the 1996 tragedies on Mount Everest

Syria, as the World Closed In

Syria, as the World Closed In

Syria is an enthusiastic state sponsor of terrorism and a fiendish fan of torture and oppression. But have you tried the stuffed grape leaves? Patrick Symmes invades before the coalition of the willing can.

Thrifty, Clean, and Brave

Thrifty, Clean, and Brave

Each summer 20,000 shining paragons of American boyhood march into the wilderness of Philmont Scout Ranch to confront an age-old question: Can the anarchy of adolescence be tamed?

Sand Storm

Sand Storm

The plan was to check out Yemen, a little-visited Arab nation that offers glowing deserts, forbidding mountains, and lonely Socotra Island—a naturalist's paradise as imagined by Dr. Suess. But instead all hell broke loose, and a tourist romp became a front-row seat to the bloody upheavals sweeping the Middle East.

The Spill Seekers

The Spill Seekers

In the aftermath of the Big Leak, the author wrangles a skipper, a conservationist, and the real Forrest Gump to hoist canvas and sail into the mess that is the Gulf of Mexico. But here's the crazy part: While stewing in America's worst environmental disaster, he has a hulluva lot of fun.

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