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Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale

Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids

Tim Zimmermann’s feature about a 12,000-pound orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer changed the future of marine parks, was developed into a powerful 2013 documentary, and turned the author into a vegan

Join us in reading Heather Hansman’s ‘Powder Days’

In an excerpt from her new book ‘Powder Days,’ Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman looks at how the famous Colorado resort town is emblematic of a national trend, where corporate resorts and a skyrocketing housing costs are driving out all but the most affluent

The acclaimed author’s latest release is the October pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with him about the book, climate anxiety, and the father-son relationship

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Twelve reasons Deepak Chopra's new podcast on Audible will help change the way you view yourself and the world

‘The Secret History,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ and the latest Sally Rooney novel

These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky

A new Complex series takes Rick Ross, Lil’ Kim, and Quavo on short hikes. Each episode gets vulnerable in wonderfully unexpected ways.

Our strongest writers, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling throughout the decades

Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’

The actor, woodworker, and dedicated outdoorsman offers up choice lessons for making a deeper connection with the world beyond your door

In ‘The Rescue,’ Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the astonishing effort to find the boys’ soccer team that spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave

Steep lines and jaw-dropping stunts stand out in the annual film series’ latest entry

Outside TV and its 600+ hours of adventure films and television shows are now free with Outside+

Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters out there—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature

Honest-to-God advice on how to enjoy nature, from an actor-comedian-author-canoe-builder who grew up on a farm and takes rock stars rafting

For Indie singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and British rapper Testament, the natural world is an endless source of creative inspiration

Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water

‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Shirley Hazzard, and a whimsical TV musical

When the real world seems increasingly apocalyptic, what’s the point of reading novels about the horrors of climate change? Outside’s culture columnist investigates her own fascination with cli-fi.

The past few years have seen a boom in fiction about the climate crisis. Here are our recommendations for some of the most interesting titles out there, from Octavia Butler to Jenny Offill.

Through the moving story of a widowed astrobiologist and his unusual son, ‘Bewilderment’ addresses our apathy in the face of environmental disaster

We’re relaunching our community for outdoorsy book lovers—starting with Richard Powers’s new novel, ’Bewilderment’

A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Katie Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.

For decades, many ski and snowboard films have excluded women and disabled and BIPOC athletes. ‘Mountain Revelations’ and ‘The Approach’ aim to bring new energy to the genre.

Intrepid author Mary Roach shares tales of thieving bears, murderous possums, and mugging monkeys from her new book, ‘Fuzz’

In ‘Fuzz,’ science journalist Mary Roach travels around the world to examine people’s troubled attempts to coexist with wildlife

The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc

‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ and the harrowing tale of a shipwreck

The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar

Follow the founders of the Collins Cup as they organize and train for a new kind of global triathlon

Journalist Lizzie Johnson provides a comprehensive postmortem of how the notorious 2018 inferno came to destroy Paradise, California—and what it means for the future of wildfires

‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program

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In a new series from Outside TV, two pro cyclists train three beginner riders for the one of the nation’s toughest mountain-bike races

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From well-trodden classics to unheard-of epics, these trails offer something for everyone and access to the best of our national parks

Fiction by Colson Whitehead, a Tokyo 2020 video game, and a fascinating history of coyotes

These are the best climbing movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ right now

Phillip Dwight Morgan became obsessed with the hit History Channel series during quarantine. It inspired him to dive into survivalism and gave him skills to navigate an unprecedented year.

This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.

In a new short-story collection by Claire Boyles, we meet characters struggling with family, health troubles, and environmental issues in the West

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