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A cold day in Yosemite National Park. Courtesy of Fovea Centralis on Flickr Five months into the fiscal year, the federal government's inability to find common ground on the annual budget is…

Jeremy Wade, Host of Animal Planet's River Monsters (Courtesy Animal Planet) In the first two seasons of Animal Planet’s River Monsters, host Jeremy Wade has taken viewers around the world as he looks to discover the truth behind some of fishing’s tallest tales. Before…

Jeremy Wade, Host of Animal Planet's River Monsters (Courtesy Animal Planet) In the first two seasons of Animal Planet’s River Monsters, host Jeremy Wade has taken viewers around the world as he looks to discover the truth behind some of fishing’s tallest tales. Before Season…

Photo from backtothewildbook.org Fans of Jon Krakauer's 1993 story Death of an Innocent—and the resulting book and…

Photo from backtothewildbook.org Fans of Jon Krakauer’s 1993 story Death of an Innocent—and the resulting book and…

Courtesy of Flickr A slew of big news stories have hit the wires this morning. Here they are all in one clump, for obvious reasons. A new Mount Everest record is scheduled to be set,…

Courtesy of Flickr A slew of big news stories have hit the wires this morning. Here they are all in one clump, for obvious reasons. A new Mount Everest record is scheduled to be set,…

Just in case you were outside during the entire month of March, here's what you missed on the Outside blog. 10. The World's Strongest 9 Year Old https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ml-rxMwcaf0%C2%A0%C2%A0 9. Spring Break Survival Gear…

Alexandra Horowitz on her bestseller Inside of a Dog, summer tips for your pooch, and why the Far Side gets it right. To listen to the extended interview click here, or subscribe to our iTunes podcasts.—Stayton…

Dr. John R. Sharp, who teaches at Harvard and UCLA, has been practicing psychiatry for two decades. He brings his wisdom to the masses with The Emotional Calendar, a book of case studies and advice on recognizing…

We found a lot of people getting outside and doing what they love this week. Here’s hoping they inspire you to do the same. The stuff you need to click on this week: Dommy No MatesAlaska to Chile, on a Tandem Bike via…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vnwPSu7B2pM On Tuesday, Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, and, most recently, Why We Get Fat, appeared on the Dr.

An exclusive preview of Tracy Ross's new memoir, a gripping account of childhood sexual abuse, escape, and the healing power of wilderness and adventure.

Flying bikes, floating cars, and Yogi Bear in the gray bar hotel. Once again, here's the stuff you should click on this week. The Best Helmet Cam Footage We've Seen in a WhileChile's Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race –Michael Webster…

Patagonia has teamed up with a group of musicians to create Patagonia Music. Artists donate exclusive versions of songs—Patagonia says you won't find these songs anywhere else—to the Patagonia Music Collective. When a listener purchases one of the songs on iTunes, a portion of…

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards capped off another Oscar season last night with the usual glitz and glamour, while another event last week addressed the greener side of Hollywood. 1R4K9852.CR2 Global Green Event Chairman Sebastian Copeland (Courtesy of Revo) Global Green USA held…

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The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival announced last Saturday the winners in its Environmental Film category, with Epicocity Project Films' SPOIL: The Fight To Save The Great Bear taking top prize. The film documents the efforts to save Canada's Great Bear Rainforest from a…

The first fight former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ever got in was over a pigeon. Yep, some acquaintences taunted him about one of his pet pigeons and his passion for keeping the birds. He fought back when one of them killed the pigeon and, as the onetime “Baddest Man…

Carl Safina is a critically acclaimed ecologist and marine conservationist whose latest book is The View from Lazy Point. You can check out Bruce Barcott’s review in…

Donovan Hohn discusses his book Moby Duck, the science behind ocean currents, and how Sesame Street saved our childhoods. To listen to the extended interview click here, or subscribe to our iTunes…

You might have missed a few things this week, given the X Games and the upcoming Super Bowl, but there was still plenty going on in the world outside. From the backcountry slopes to the shores of Maui, here's the stuff you should click on this week. Who…

The Universal Pictures film Sanctum, a 3-D film from Executive Producer James Cameron about 15 cave divers trapped by a freak storm, opens this Friday. To help launch the film, producer Andrew Wight—a long-time collaborator of Cameron's and on whose experience the film is…

Photographer Corey Arnold has released a book about commercial fishing right on the heel's of President Obama's State of the Union joke about salmon.

The Wild Within: Alberta Moose from Outside Magazine on Vimeo. –Stayton Bonner…

  127 Hours, the movie based on adventurer Aron Ralston's harrowing incident in Blue John Canyon, was officially nominated for six Academy Awards today, including Best Picture and Best Actor, according to the Oscar website.  Check out our interview with James…

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  “The Way Back,” a movie depicting the supposedly-true escape and journey of seven prisoners from a Soviet gulag, goes to wide release this weekend. In limited release last weekend, the film garnered mostly positive reviews, receiving a 77 percent “Fresh” rating from Rotten Tomatoes. But, the…

                                                                    Courtesy of Hood To Coast Movie Hood to Coast, the 197-mile, 12,000 person, 36-leg, largest relay in the world, kicks off August 26, 2011 at Timberline…

Despite clips from the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Ear Pulling event and a youngster showing us some tasty waves, the Animal Kingdom stole the headlines this week. Here's the stuff you should click on. Start Training NowWorld Eskimo-Indian Olympics, July 20-23, 2011…

                                            Megan Michelson and her stepfather Sixteen years ago, the man who helped raise Megan Michelson was shot to death at a remote kayaking lodge in Northern California. A nightmare episode that her mother has refused…

A new film chronicles the classic story of a daring prison break from a Soviet gulag. We dispatched our crankiest critic to weigh in on the somewhat true story.

Two new island novels explore what it means to leave everyday life far, far behind.

  Photo from WIkimedia Steven Rinella can cook anything, which pairs nicely with his ability to hunt anything anywhere. He's Outside's go to guy for anything food and wilderness related, whether it's a quest to…

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday that the 2022 World Cup will probably be staged in January rather than June or July, Reuters reports. The 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar, where summer…

In 1939, wealthy American adventurer Dudley Wolfe was abandoned high on an unconquered K2, becoming the Savage Mountain's first victim. For more than 60 years, no one knew his story. Enter Jennifer Jordan, author, filmmaker, and…

Author David Vann discusses his new novel Caribou Island, Sarah Palin's Alaska, and how to defend yourself from Mexican pirates. To listen to the extended interview click here, or subscribe to our…

                                                            Chris Davenport, Mike Arzt To say that ski mountaineer Chris Davenport stayed busy in 2010, would be an understatement. He came out with a new book (Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North…

Musician Ry Cuming grew up surfing Australian waves, so it’s no wonder that his music has a chillax, beachy vibe. Lately, the 26-year old has been touring with Maroon 5 and One Republic, far from his native swells. But he surfs…

Presenting a handful of gift ideas, from $8 sure things to four-figure vacations for the friend with everything. A Winter RefresherFor the backcountry skier that has everything. Fat skis with ultralight Dynafit bindings. New goggles, a cool-looking helmet, and all the avalanche safety gear. If he's really motivated…

A new account of the Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet turns history into riveting adventure.

Just in case you're looking for something to read on the flight home, we've compiled a list of the most popular Outside magazine features released this year. 10. BSNYC vs. PDX, by Bike Snob NYCProgressive hub Portland, Oregon, is a kaleidoscopic smorgasbord…

The All-New Outside+ December iPad App from Outside Magazine on Vimeo. Check out our complete December issue, plus exclusive videos, galleries, and digital enhancements for $3.99 in the iTunes store. To see what…

  Filmed over the past three years and incorporating interviews from more than 50 influential climbers—including Royal Robbins, John Bachar, Lynn Hill, and Tommy Caldwell—The Last Wild Mountain attempts to tell the story of American rock climbing…

A slew of jaw-dropping stories filled the adventure news cycle in 2010. Some set new lows, like when mountain biker Missy Giove pled guilty in January to smuggling marijuana after being arrested at the end of 2009, completing a tragic fall from grace.

Mt. McKinley photo courtesy of Unhindered by Talent on Flickr. Ever dream of standing atop one of the Seven Summits, winning a marathon, or swimming across the Atlantic Ocean? So did these guys. But instead of following through, they lied about…

Our weekly roundup of the quirky, bizarre, entertaining, and astounding news from the world outside. Here's the stuff you should click on this week. Now You See It, Now You Don't:Then and Now: Repeat Photography Captures Changing Landscapes (…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Near Lincoln, Montana. Photo Courtesy photogramma1 on Flickr A “very secluded” 1.4-acre parcel of land near Lincoln, Montana, that was once owned by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is on the market, according to the…

What did you miss last month? A lot. Pay attention next time. Or, just check back at the beginning of each month for a round-up of the top 10 blogs from the previous month, like this one. Number 10 (a tie!): Stuff You Should Click On: Week…

A coffee-table photography book of the world’s greatest adventurers and the places they tackled.

What’s it like to watch a Hollywood director turn your life-threatening ordeal into entertainment?

James Franco steals the show in 127 Hours. This is what he had to say about it.

A wolf in stilettos was crossing Iceland on his way to Vegas, got stopped at a traffic light and injured his Achilles, while Dolly the Sheep was speedflying in France. Sounds like a job for Leslie Nielson. Or something like that.  Here's the stuff you should click on this week.

Photo courtesy of Flickr. FIFA announced today that Russia has won the bid for the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will host in 2022, The New York Times reports. The announcement follows FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter's…

                                        Laird Hamilton (Photo by Tom Servais) Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton discusses the bestseller The Wave, Andy Irons' death, and George Clooney's abilities on the board. To listen to the extended interview click here, or subscribe to our…

In the early 18th century, only a few thousand species were known, the word “scientist” didn’t exist, and, according to Richard Conniff, “even educated people still inhabited a jabberwocky world in which monsters abounded.” Conniff’s ninth book, The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on…

In the early 18th century, only a few thousand species were known, the word “scientist” didn’t exist, and, according to Richard Conniff, “even educated people still inhabited a jabberwocky world in which monsters abounded.” Conniff’s ninth book, The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the…

  Three Polish friends covered over 4,000 miles across Russia, Mongolia, China, Tibet, and finally, India, to raise awareness about what they (and Soviet prison records) call falsifications by Slavomir Rawicz, the author of The Long Walk: A True Story of a Trek to Freedom. Originally released in 1956, The…

In the age of Prii, An Inconvenient Truth, and reams of 100% recycled printer paper, environmentalism is as much a fixture in American society as football season. That issues like climate change and sustainable fuel are topics of conversation among government officials and citizens alike is taken for granted. Environmental…

Holiday gift ideas, surfing killer whales, flying versus driving, the best and worst of outdoor sports, and, of course, anti-matter.  Here's what you need to click on this week. Why I Want a Wingsuit for Christmas (Don't Blink): Thanks to the…

SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo. Recently, Vimeo highlighted a short called Skateistan. In the film, quick shots of chickens eating garbage, soldiers patrolling busy streets, and dust kicked up against worn down buildings are crosscut with shots of teens…

You don’t need van-loads of equipment to make a documentary. People all over the world are making pro-quality feature-length films out of their backpacks for relatively little cost. I’ve been working in India as a cameraman, filming for a project that will…

Ian Frazier goes road-tripping through Siberia.

      Sarah Palin checks fishing nets for holes,  Photo by Gilles Mingasson An early review of Sarah Palin’s Alaska  —Abe Streep Toward the end of a long montage introducing Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the Mark Burnett-produced, eight-episode series that premieres on TLC Sunday at 9 P.M. Eastern (7…

Obscure sports, a brief history of fossil fuels, “will write for ski swag,” and… Dick Van Dyke?  Here’s the stuff you click this week. I Can Ride My Bike with No Handlebars: Those Are ‘Shrooms, Dude!Making Plastic from Mushrooms (…

The once-proud predator deserves a rest.

                    James Franco, Photo by Chuck Zlotnick The new movie 127 Hours will reach theatres all over the country this Friday. If you haven't been reading our blog, here's the part where we tell you again that it's the story about…

Soldiers to the Summit – Veterans Day Tribute from Outside Adventure Film School on Vimeo. –Joe Spring@joespring…

From Eastern Rises, winner Best Film on Mountain Sport, 2010 Banff Film Festival. Courtesy of The Banff Center The Banff Mountain Film Festival wrapped up yesterday, with Jason Burlage’s Mi Chacra taking home the grand…

   The documentary, Free Shane & Josh, is 25 minutes of explanation of how three American hikers crossed near the border of Iraq and Iran and were detained by the Iranian military last year, Wend reports. Sarah Shourd, the one of the three hikers who…

Photo courtesy of Red Bull. Ultra-marathoner Karl Meltzer can outrun a horse. To prove it, Meltzer recently completed the first-ever run of the full 2,064-mile Pony Express route in 40 days, finishing on October 25. The run commemorated the 150th…

By J.J. Kelley Perhaps you want to create a YouTube video of your cat riding a vacuum robot. Maybe you want to make an insightful feature-length film that will tug at the hearts of your viewers. Both are examples of a documentary, and…

Fourteen people have passed out while watching 127 Hours, the LA Times reports. The film tells the story of Aron Ralston, a hiker who amputated his own arm after a boulder…

The NYC Marathon is Sunday, November 7. If you’re going to be in the area, check out Born to Run author Christopher McDougall’s prelude event on Friday, November…

If you’ve ever been glued to the television during Discovery's Shark Week, chances are you've seen the work of Andy B. Casagrande. The 33-year old cameraman was obsessed with great white sharks as a kid and turned that passion…

                                                    Susan Casey (Photo by Ruven Afanador) Bestselling author Susan Casey discusses her new book The Wave, swimming with a tiger shark, and how—as newly appointed editor-in-chief of O Magazine—she’s showing her new boss how to catch a break.–Stayton Bonner  How’d you make the leap from Outside…

In an effort to bring you the best in outdoor news each day, we comb through a lot of Web content.  And trust us, there's a lot out there. A good story can take a lot of clicks to find. But those clicks often lead us to content that, while…

The kayak action genre is generally known for pounding sound tracks and huck-a-minute waterfall drops. Wildwater, a new half-hour film from director Anson Fogel and narrated by kayak legend Doug Ammons that's making the festival rounds now, takes a slightly different approach. Shot with a…

Introducing the Adventure Journal. Steve Casimiro has renamed The Adventure Life and added the ability for readers to buy prints from noted photographers like Jimmy Chin, Chris Burkard, and others…

Spike TV just ordered “Coal”, a mining reality show from the creators of Deadliest Catch, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thom Beers and Original Productions will follow a West Virginian mining company with 40 employees. It's not the first mention of a coal-related series.