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Join us for a live Zoom Q and A with the acclaimed science writer and longtime Outside contributing editor, who will discuss his new book about the SARS-CoV-2 virus on Thursday, October 13

‘Alone: Frozen’ wrapped up on Thursday, and the series crowned a female champion for the first time

The new documentary ‘Buried’ looks back at 1982 tragedy at Alpine Meadows ski resort, and finds lessons that are as relevant as ever about surviving a traumatic event

After 12 boys and their soccer coach were saved from a flooded cave in northern Thailand in 2018, Hollywood descended. Many feared filmmakers would exploit and mishandle the story, but something else happened.

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An inside look at Black Diamond Ambassador Chris Burkard’s hike through Iceland in pursuit of the perfect photograph

A new National Geographic series streaming on Disney+ features everyone from Conrad Anker to Justine Dupont going deep about their most pivotal close calls and mistakes

Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best

In ‘Missed Fortune,’ a series inspired by a story he wrote for Outside, host Peter Frick-Wright shines a spotlight on the fanatics who chased an eccentric art collector’s hidden riches at all costs

‘Prey,’ ‘Fall,’ and ‘Beast’ are all in theaters or streaming now—we break down which ones are worth your time

Ten years after the publication of ‘Wild,’ the beloved author shares her thoughts on the haters who thought she was unprepared, the transformative power of doing big things, and where Monster is now

We can’t get enough of The Rock glistening and swinging machetes in a tropical forest

The latest ‘Alone’ winner shares stories from surviving in Labrador and details behind preparing for the show

To portray the hero of the Thai cave rescue in the new film ‘Thirteen Lives,’ the Hollywood star had to go deep—literally

Jordan Peele's latest film explores how Hollywood has tokenized non-white people and commodified landscapes and wildlife, nowhere more than in westerns. Can the genre reclaim those marginalized stories and all their complexity?

Season nine became a starvation contest, and the cast member who could conserve the most calories won

We pitted the fictional Netflix miniseries against the reality survival game show to see which came out on top

In the new film ‘Thirteen Lives,’ the Hollywood A-lister plays Rick Stanton, the British diver who helped lead the effort to save 12 boys and their coach who were trapped in Thailand’s Tham Luang cave

Jody Rosen combines his acuity as a pop-cultural critic and his passion for the bicycle in his new book ’Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle’

The reality show’s cast members are beginning to wrestle with their emotions as temperatures drop and food sources dwindle

The A-list actor is the voice of the new National Geographic documentary ’America the Beautiful,’ and we loved every minute

Every season, the survival reality TV show features a few bushcraft specialists who approach wilderness living with an artistic flair

The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors

‘Fire of Love’ uses the archival footage from Katia and Maurice Krafft to tell the story of how they fell in love and pushed the boundaries of science and adventure

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra has everything you need to get your gang out onto the water for a day of adventures

For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.

The four-part Teton Gravity Research series, premiering this week, captures incredible footage of terrifying expeditions, but it succeeds because of the compelling human stories at its heart

Another contestant heads home early after the reality show throws viewers a few curveballs

A beekeeping documentary, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,’ and all things Obi Wan Kenobi

In the show's six episodes, host Baratunde Thurston takes viewers across the U.S. and has thoughtful, honest conversations with the people he meets about their relationships to the natural world

On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it

‘Deep Water’ marks the first time a gravel bike has appeared in a major motion picture. Well, a motion picture, anyway.

In her new book ‘Generation Dread,’ author and researcher Britt Wray teaches us how to channel our climate grief and anxiety into purpose and agency

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s memoir about being the first Peruvian woman to stand atop the tallest mountain on earth is also a story about surviving sexual abuse and addiction and, ultimately, finding herself

This week, Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen spoke with author Silvia Vasquez-Lavado about her memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain, the Book Club’s May pick. On the one hand, the books is about Vasquez-Lavado journey to become the first Peruvian woman to summit Everest…

Plus, the emotional agony that comes with quitting the survival show early

In an exclusive interview about his first album in five years, the multiplatinum-selling musician opens up about his competitive side, songwriting, and the struggle to stay optimistic in trying times

Holders of Outside’s first NFT, the Bedrock Badge, will automatically be entered to win concert tickets and limited-edition signed copies of the artist's new album, ‘Meet the Moonlight’

Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling

Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves

‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ a Woodstock playlist, and ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

At the end of one of the most successful Everest seasons in years, we collected the most compelling stories about the peak and how it can bring out the best and worst in those who attempt to climb it

After two episodes, the survivalist reality show has already seen a few twists and turns

The outdoor-survival reality show returns for season nine—tune in and return to our site for updates and speculation on who will win

The New Yorker staff writer spoke with Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen about turning the unbelievable story of itinerant canoeist Dick Conant into a book

The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year

Kathryn Miles’s new book, ‘Trailed,’ investigates the killings of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans in Shenandoah National Park 25 years ago—and asks difficult questions about safety in nature

An Everest thriller, ‘Bad Vegan,’ and Alex Honnold in the Amazon

When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them

‘Our Great National Parks’ overly idealizes U.S. conservation efforts and gives a mealymouthed call to climate action

‘Severance,’ a John Green audiobook, and ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’

A relationship with plants built on love, care, and respect is at the heart of bringing the outdoors inside

Something surprising is happening on the video app best known for silly dance moves: users are finding inspiration for adventure

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Riverman,’ writer Ben McGrath recounts how he met an itinerant canoeist named Dick Conant, a fascinating character who mysteriously disappeared shortly thereafter

This month the Outside Book Club will read ‘Riverman,’ by Ben McGrath, the tale of a traveler who glimpsed the kind of freedom most of us only dream about

In a live Zoom Q and A, the beloved author talked about what it’s been like to have her bestselling memoir make such a big impact on the outdoor world, what her relationship to the outdoors is now, and what ever happened to Monster

Bill Hayes’s new book, ‘Sweat: A History of Exercise,’ offers a personal account of a universal tradition

If you’ve been riveted by the discovery of the ‘Endurance’ shipwreck, dive deeper into the rich history of daring—and often tragic—Arctic and Antarctic expeditions with these works of fiction and nonfiction

In the ten years since she published her memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, her life has changed dramatically—and so has the trail itself

The real-life action heroes swapped their boards for tuxedos to present a James Bond anniversary homage at the Oscars. We should’ve known they’d land it.

Join us for a live Zoom Q and A with the beloved author, presented by the Outside Book Club, on Tuesday, April 5

In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear

Set far from dramatic mountain peaks, the movie stays true to a gentler side of the state

Joey Santore’s YouTube channel, Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t, crosses citizen science with vigilante environmentalism

The Netflix film tells the true story of an early 20th-century explorer and his engineer fighting to survive in the Arctic. We talked to the ‘Game of Thrones’ star about what it was like filming on location in Greenland and Iceland in extreme conditions.

Our March pick is Cheryl Strayed’s classic memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We’ll conclude the conversation with a live Zoom Q and A on April 5.

‘Normal Gossip,’ a book about navigation, and ‘Abbott Elementary’

After her 25-year marriage ended in divorce, the Outside contributing editor turned to science—and a river trip—to navigate through the darkness. Register here for our Zoom book discussion on March 9.

Professional skier Markus Eder had a fantasy of an impossible descent. Then he got creative.

In his new book ‘Wayward: Stories and Photographs,’ Chris Burkard takes readers behind the camera on his quest for meaningful experiences

A poet laureate’s memoir, ‘Station Eleven,’ and a lacrosse film based on a true story

When Outside contributing editor Florence Williams’s husband of 25 years left her, she paddled the Green River to process her grief. Her new book recounts that story and dives into the science of the heart.

Reeling from her husband’s request to divorce after 25 years of marriage and two kids, Florence Williams was experiencing debilitating grief. An accomplished reporter, she decided to explore the science of heartache to see if she could find a cure. In this excerpt from her new book, ‘Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey,’ she heads out for a 120-mile solo paddle on Utah’s Green River, with a too heavy portable toilet and a shattered heart.

The precocious author’s debut release was the December-January pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with him about his journey along the Magdalena, Colombia’s longest waterway, and his attempt to understand the quickly changing country

The Twitter famous saurologist and cofounder of Black AF in STEM is helping to build a more inclusive scientific community—and spotting some very sneaky lizards along the way

Marshall Sella started as an intern at Outside in Chicago in 1988, and he went on to a successful career as a magazine writer in New York. His friends and former colleagues will remember him as much for his infectious humor and generous spirit. Here, his editor recalls the impact a young man had on a magazine still finding its voice.

Cahill’s stories and rollicking misadventures around the world have made this publication what it is today. Here he talks about his role in the creation of Outside magazine, choking down snake blood and gallbladder cocktails in the name of journalism, and how he came back from the dead after a frigid swim in the Grand Canyon’s biggest rapid.

The stories we were most excited to read and publish across Outside titles this year

This year’s most memorable adventure films include ‘The Rescue,’ ‘14 Peaks,’ and ‘Playing with Sharks’ 

The actor’s nature show, now streaming on Disney+, offers a welcome update to a familiar format

The podcast ‘FOGO’ captures a comedian’s quest to discover what she’s been missing in the outdoors

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