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The Outside contributing editor’s latest release was the November pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with her about the appeal of chasing powder and the many crises facing the ski industry.
In her new novel, the award-winning author takes an especially pessimistic view of the climate crisis—but this isn’t the time to give up
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch
Jordan Salama’s new book is an impressive debut by an up-and-coming travel writer
Author Jordan Salama began writing this captivating book, about a journey down Colombia’s Magdalena River, when he was just a college student
The film will premiere for general audiences this spring, marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy
The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months
Because helping people and the planet is the gift that keeps on giving
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
Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’
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+
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
Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water
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
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.
The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
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
‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program
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
From well-trodden classics to unheard-of epics, these trails offer something for everyone and access to the best of our national parks
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
The country singer-songwriter talks to Outside about the restorative power of nature, the unexpected blessings of quarantine, and the origins of his album ‘Country Again: Side A’
The ultimate guide to one of the Southwest’s best under-the-radar mountain towns
In ‘Camping Grounds,’ Phoebe S.K. Young reminds us that sleeping outdoors is far more than just a recreational hobby
If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room
In their Outside TV series, Mike Chambers and Jason Antin take on crazy adventures between Friday evening and Monday morning, inspiring the rest of us to do more with our Saturdays and Sundays, too
In an excerpt from his latest book, ‘Freedom,’ the celebrated nonfiction writer describes a journey along Pennsylvania’s train tracks with friends he met while reporting on the war in Afghanistan
This month, Roger Deakin’s cult-favorite book about swimming the waters of Britain will be published in the U.S. for the first time. In her introduction to the new edition, writer Bonnie Tsui reflects on what she’s learned from it over the years.
In an excerpt from his book ‘Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt,’ journalist and searcher Daniel Barbarisi recounts how he got to open Fenn’s chest and examine what was inside
Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in
The bestselling author’s latest novel was informed by years of researching the history of female aviation and traveling to far-flung places
In her new memoir, 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength,' the 'Fun Home' cartoonist scrutinizes her quest for spiritual solace through 60 years of athletic obsessions
How the team behind David Attenborough’s new Netflix series captured a fight sequence between two poison dart frogs
‘Girls Gotta Eat Dirt’ isn’t your typical #inspirational stoke video
In Ours, a digital exhibition for the New Museum, artist Samuel Marion imagines a not too distant future in which outdoor brands use slick advertising to mask more sinister aims
‘The Third Pole,’ ‘See You Tomorrow,’ and ‘The Next Everest’ offer a compelling tour of the mountain’s recent history, from snowboard descents in the early 2000s to the deadly earthquake of 2015
Marine biologists aren’t impressed with Netflix’s hit documentary on ocean conservation. They recommended some other films on the subject for us.