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'Summit or Death!'

'Summit or Death!'

A new study shows that climbing teams from countries with rigid social structures are more likely to summit Himalaya mountains—but also more likely to die trying. Can the data predict summit success?

The Best Whitewater Rafting

The Best Whitewater Rafting

If you plan to get out in an inflatable this season, you’re probably going to have a great time regardless of what body of water you’re cruising. But if you’re looking for the biggest thrills and the most excitement, consider this your go-to list.

Tibet: Culture on the Edge

Tibet: Culture on the Edge

Photographer Phil Borges has a new book from his travels on the Tibetan Plateau.Tibet: Culture on the shows a people facing a triple threat: global warming, development, and cultural devastation.

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.

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