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Amid mounting pressure from protesters, screenings of The Cove have been canceled across Japan, according to treehugger.com. The Oscar-winning documentary…

Teva Mtn. Games Dispatch Day 3 from Outside Adventure Film School on Vimeo.

Nearly the whole Outside crew is here at the 2010 Teva Mountain Games, in Vail, Colorado, including the Outside Adventure Film School. Check out their dispatch from Day 2. Teva Mtn. Games Dispatch Day 2 from Outside Adventure…

My carry-on is crammed with Clif bars and board shorts, and I've squeezed three small-wave surfboards into one weathered day bag. My legs are a little sore from the past week's Blacks sessions and climbing the goat trail back to the car-park,…

Somewhere in between the individuals working hard to create a brand for themselves and the companies working hard to make their brand feel more personal, there exists a gaggle of great adventure bloggers. They tell stories and share essential service through videos, photos, podcasts and news analysis. Our favorites include…

Twenty-one years ago Bernd Heinrich, a cold-hardened University of Vermont biology professor, burst upon the literary scene with Ravens in Winter, which did for corvids what Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf did…

Micah True, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, was a special guest at the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs this past weekend in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The star of Christopher McDougall's…

Here's a sneak peek at Reef's Cancer to Capricorn: The Path of the Modern Gypsy, a surf film by the up-and-coming, talented young filmmaker…

In the late '90s, God's Army, a Burmese anti-government guerrilla group, was headline news. The front-page draw wasn't that they were violent revolutionaries but that they were a group of child soldiers. After reading Mac McClelland's…

Outside's December 2009 issue was all about adventure altruism, featuring icons who are changing the world. Surfer Kahana Kalama and his buddy Russell Brownley, a very talented young filmmaker…

Our man Joshua Hammer spoke on NPR's Weekend Edition of his article “A Mountain of Trouble” in our May issue, about three American hikers who've been incarcerated for crossing…

I was just made an aunt four times over–and I will soon be departing to the East Coast to greet the newest of my sister's brood. So I need something with function and fashion–something I can take on a plane, take to the park or the pond, and stash in…

Outside's research editor Ryan Krogh learns to kayak on the Class IV Lower Box of New Mexico's Rio Grande Gorge. Does he make it out alive? See for yourself, in the video made by senior editor Grayson Schaffer. –Aileen Torres…

The 2010 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards will air on Tuesday, May 18, at 9:30 p.m. PST on ESPN2. There will be segments featuring some of the surfers, including Shane Dorian…

Hampton Sides appeared last night on The Colbert Report to talk about his new book, Hellhound on…

Outside contributor Restless Josie goes to Rio to interview Brazilian beach culture's fierce and fearless women. –Aileen Torres…

A gray whale has been spotted in the Atlantic ocean–a location where gray whales have been extinct for over 200 years, according to discoverynews.com. The whale, who drifted through the atlantic and was spotted off the coast of Israel, has generated quite the buzz, leaving scientists and…

Julia Roberts has agreed to produce a movie based on the life of George Mallory, the famed explorer who died trying to climb Everest in 1924. Shekhar Kapur is directing (via Variety). Not much else is known yet about the film, which…

Camping in Yellowstone? Rangers ask that you fend off grizzly bears (should you ever see one) with chili spray instead of firearms, according to the Associated Press. Grizzly bears have killed a reported five people in Yellowstone National Park in the last 100 years, yet…

1) You began your career as a journalist. Why switch to photography?Wanting to be around people, I guess. Photography felt more people-oriented. I was only writing and did photography as a hobby on the side before I totally switched. I wrote for George, Paper, and various…

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Mountainfilm at Telluride will take place May 28-31. In the meantime, the festival folks will roll out a film trailer every Tuesday and Thursday to show a bit of what they've got. Currently up is Eastern Rises, a movie about fly-fishing in Kamchatka, by…

USA Track and Field previous president, New York resident Patricia Rico, has passed away. RunnersWeb.com reports that 76 year Rico died Sunday of respiratory failure, but her legacy continues to live on. Not only did she garner much needed financial support for…

If you didn't know there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you haven't been paying attention. But what you might not know is that someone is ready to take responsibility–at least financially. BP has announced that they are willing to contribute to clean-up efforts and will pay…

Can't get outside but want to break a sweat? Fitness centers nationwide are finally jumping on the green bandwagon, as reported by rueters.com. While the health club industry saw an overall increase in business last year, many are aiming to increase that even more–by tailoring to…

The 5 Point Film Festival is underway. Can't make it to Carbondale? Check out our YouTube page to see trailers of some of the films, located in our Favorites playlist, on the right side of the…

Our contributor Restless Josie hits Vancouver Island to see what makes people so darned happy in that neck of the woods. The answer: lots of terrain to play in. And there's plenty to do in the water, too. Check out…

Get your movie fix at the 5 Point Film Festival, which starts tomorrow, April 29, and runs through May 2 in Carbondale, Colorado. The program includes docs and animation about mountain biking, surfing, climbing, and other outdoor adventure sports–even rumba…

  MountainFilm Preview As you may have heard, we're partnering with MountainFilm at Telluride this year. Here's a sneak peak at 12 of the 75 films that will air during the festival, taking place May 28-31. (The final list will be announced in early May.) The Wildest Dream: An…

Outside editor-at-large Hampton Sides' new non-fiction book Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin was recommended today on…

An American imprisoned for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in a Nicaraguan surf town finally clears the air—sort of.

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net)Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this year's…

If you mourn the closing of the ski and snowboard season like we do, then this is good news for you. Mountain High has extended their season through May 2nd, according to Transworld snowboarding.com. Due to heavy spring snowfall, the resort continues to keep slopes…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net)Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this year's…

A recent study suggests that elephants are capable of vocalizing warnings to one another, as reported by newscientist.com. Upon observing reactions elephants have around bees, scientists have been able to determine that the mammals have a vocal warning system for specific threats.

1) You decided to become a foreign correspondent while riding a bus from Peshawar to the Khyber Pass during a post-college backpacking trip in 1981. What happened on the ride?There was a war going on in Afghanistan. The Soviet Union had invaded only a couple of…

After realizing the gaping hole between my convictions about climate change and my own carbon footprint, I embarked on a yearlong experiment in 2008 torediscover the heart of where I live, by the shores of Puget Sound. I traded in my car and jet travel…

Our planet is still the sweet spot for human existence, but it won't be for long, Bill McKibben warns. We've polluted it drastically. More than 22 years ago, the writer foretold The End of Nature.

There are lots of good news podcasts, but we're ranking something different here. Great podcasts should be entertaining and teach you something. Podcasts that do both are few and far between, but they are out there. The ones below are culled from the masses, and range from travel advice, to…

Marathons, triathlons, and speed ascents. I hear about these events and one thought pops into my head: There's no way I could do that (“crazy” is…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

Fishing may be a hobby to you, but for Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, it's a way of life. Wade scours the rivers of the world for the stuff of legend, and we're lucky…

We're on the iPad. You can now buy a version of our April issue on iTunes. Read through your favorite Outside articles, view galleries, and watch videos. Our initial version had a few glitches, but…

And we don't mean burgle someone's home theater. According to Deadline.com, 20th Century Fox has just bought Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw, a book proposal by Bob Friel, based on an article about…

For the past few years, my Outside colleague Alex Heard–whose office is right next door to mine–has been working nights and weekends on a nonfiction book called The Eyes of Willie McGee, which is about a courtroom drama in Mississippi that took…

A cousin to the infamous Komodo Dragon has been recently discovered in the Philippines, according to wired.com. Though the reptile (named Varanus Bitatawa) …

Do you want to see exclusive videos and photos before they hit outsideonline.com? Then join us on facebook and twitter. We'll post sneak peeks at our covers, reader polls, reader photos, and exclusive videos. This week, go…

The 2010 Teva Mountain Games climbing events have been announced. The games will be held in Vail, CO from June 3-6 and feature climbing events such as the IFSC Bouldering World Cup (the only World Cup climbing event in the U.S.) and the Citizen…

We've announced our annual “Best Places to Work” list. Of the 50 selected companies, Natural Habitat Adventures, New Belgium Brewing, and Clif Bar & Company claimed the top spots. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

By becoming the youngest person* one of the youngest people to ski to the North Pole, 15-year-old Parker Liautaud hopes to build a digital network of environmentally aware young people. He departed on April 2nd, and hopes others will follow his quest on…

Backing out of your triathlon pledge? You're not the only one; trifuel.com has listed the top five excuses for bailing on your fitness goal (and really, these won't come as a surprise). 1. I don't have enough time.      Americans watch an alleged 32 hours a week…

Dr. Lynn Rogers, known as the “Bear Walker,” stars in Wild Kingdom's “Bearwalker of the Northwoods” episode this Sunday, April 4, on…

Edmand Hilllary will be laid to rest on top of the world, according to Yahoo!news. The famous mountaineer (who died in 2008, 55 years after being the first to summit the mountain) will be carried to top of Everest by…

The Discovery Channel has a contest that will team four adventurous individuals with…

How did you become a travel writer?When I was young, I saw a bio in a magazine where the author was sitting in a kayak. I think it was PaulTheroux, actually. I was like, “Oh my God, that is what I want to do.” ThenI sort of joked about…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

Because TLC didn't have enough drama with the dissolution of Jon & Kate Plus 8, the TV network recently acquired Sarah Palin's Alaska, a “documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska.” Mark Burnett,…

How did you become a travel writer?I don’t look at travel writing asbeing much different from any other kind of writing. I’ve done a little bit ofeverything, some political stories and more character-driven stuff. I tend toapproach travel writing pretty much…

Here are some highlights from one of our all time favorite reader sections: Exposure! If these 10 photos aren't enough to satisfy your appetite for amazing photography, check out our archives. Over the years we've run some amazing images. I picked these because…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

In her new book Eco-Sex, author Stefanie Iris Weiss documents the “eco-sexual” revolution, according to reuters.com.As opposed to offering one's partner carbon-unfriendly roses, (think ofthose shipping miles involved,) Weiss suggests hand-cranked sex toys,eco-friendly…

Project Play, a 100% volunteer organization, is shipping 2,500 soccer balls to impoverished regions of Africa. In 2008, the organization shipped 2016 balls to Niger. With help from the Peace Corp, Irish born founder Mike Mitchell hopes to provide large amounts of recreational equipment…

Caffeine may negatively affect your performance as a triathlete, according to trifuel.com. The intake of caffeine can lower your body's pH level. Acidic body chemistry can lead to any of the following: faster fatigue, slower recovery, inability to concentrate, frequent illness, and…

You love adventure. What if you also love film? Learn how to merge those two passions in one of the upcoming Serac Adventure Film Schools, where you'll study directly with Michael Brown, Serac's founder. See an example of a student film, above,…

Visited our Facebook page? What's that—you didn't know we had a Facebook page? Well, come on over. You'll get updates and behind-the-scenes stuff like the above video of Outside editors fishing the Frying Pan River…

Volcom has chosen the winner of the snowboard design contest, as reported by transworldsnowboarding.com. Victor Ventura, of Quinnipiac University, squeaked out on top of the competition with his entry– an eye-grabbing combination of graphics and detailed artwork. His style won the attention of judges and Volcom…

Planning a domestic trip? Want to get creative with your roadmaps?  Floatingsheep.com, a research website, just released a map of bars vs. grocery stores across America. Their hunt for the beer belly of the U.S.A found that Wisconsin is your best bet for grabbing a cold one…

Shrimp have been discovered under a sheet of glacial ice, according to enn.com. The crustacean (technically a distant relative of the shrimp) and a piece of jellyfish were found 600 feet below the ice by probe and camera. This not only raises questions about…

Heavy winter snowfall in North Dakota means intense spring flooding, according to reuters.com. The state is bracing for an especially angry flood this week, beginning on Tuesday night. The Red River is expected to crest at 38 feet by the weekend (last year topped out at…

Outside contributor Carl Hoffman has a new book just out, The Lunatic Express, that recounts the unbelievable (but true!) adventures he experienced while traveling around the world on the most miserable and dangerous conveyances he could find.

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

*Okay, maybe not EVER. Let's just say in the last decade…and make that 13 photos..ten was impossible. I have worked at Outside for almost nine years as the creative director. What's a creative director? (You and my mom wonder.) It means I work in the art department on page layout…

Pro Kayaker Howard McKim was taken for a wild ride while shooting an upcoming kayak-fishing film, according to pr.com. While cameras were rolling, McKim was taken for a five-hour, eleven-mile ride on the open sea by one monster marlin (estimated…

Prayer flags , worn by the wind, strung between trees just outside of Patagonia, Arizona (© Jay Graham / drr.net) Over the coming months, Outside will be posting interviews with adventurers, environmentalists, filmmakers, and others conducted by Mountainfilm. Many of the icons appearing at this…

A confusing and frustrating rescue mission has come to an end after two months, as reported by denverpost.com. The owner of a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) unwittingly triggered several (9 to be exact) false rescue searches in a 30 day period. The…

The Australian town of Lajamanu reported two days worth of live fish falling from the sky (really). Backcountry.com reports that the remote desert town experienced two separate showers of hundreds of healthy, if not stunned, spangled perch. Theories range from tornadoes (though none were…

After some delay, the Obama administration has decided to back the international fishing ban on bluefin tuna, according to grist.org. Now viewed as a potential endangered species, the big blue fish is garnering support around the globe. Monaco intitially…

What does Scotty Lago have to say for himself after getting kicked out of Vancouver over a scandalous photo? See for yourself. Lago appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday. He says the same woman in…