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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…

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…

Christopher McDougall believes we're all runners at heart. You'll likely convert to his philosophy when you read his book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. It's an excellent tale about…

Ted Ligety feels he still has something to prove. He may have won gold in the men's super combined in 2006, but he hasn't been on the podium yet in Vancouver. He finished…

A constant debate within the climbing community is not what youclimb, but how you climb. Style. It is all about style. Mike Farrisfound himself in the middle of this argument on the summit of Everestlast spring. He climbed with style but paid a price with the removal of portionsof seven…

See what it takes to become an Olympic athlete. You can find out more about Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Ski…

Gretchen Bleiler shows off a bit of her clothing line with Oakley, which focuses on eco-conscious design. For more on the snowboard star, read our interview. –Aileen Torres…

A 30-year-old skier was killed by an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday, as reported by jhnewsandguide.com. Wray Landon, of Wyoming, was skiing with two others when a slide apparently pushed him off a 1,500…

Scotland has rediscovered a rare bee called the Cuckoo Bumblebee after 50 years of absence, according to treehugger.com. The bee gets it's name from something called “stranger behavior.” It can neither collect pollen nor socialize in a typical hive manner. The reemergence of this bee…

We may soon be seeing new national monuments added to an already long list, as reported by backpacker.com. The Obama administration is considering adding 14 new hot spots, most of them found out in the west, such as Bodie Hills in CA. While this is exciting…

She might not have the greatest singing voice in town, but Julia Mancuso, who won silver in the super combined in Vancouver, knows how to work the karaoke stage. For more on the Olympian, check out our…

Need some help figuring out what to watch this weekend? Check out men's curlingon Friday, when the U.S. faces off with France; the Americans aren'tdoing too well so far, so they'll need to step it up. You can catch themen's Super-G and…

The cellist and folk musician Ben Sollee, singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket have teamed up to create…

Playboy knows how to ask a good question. Check out the 20 they asked snowboarder Shaun White for the March issue.  The Flying Tomato's response when asked where he keeps his Olympic gold medal: “It's funny, because I've misplaced it a couple of times.

The opening ceremony for the Vancouver Games will air tonight on NBC at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. It will be the first ever ceremony held indoors, which is a good thing because forecasters predict rain…

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In January, Ted Ligety scored his third consecutive win in the World Cup giant slalom in Slovenia. How does he build up all that power and speed? Check out his offseason workout, above. –Aileen Torres…

Moguls skier Shannon Bahrke, who won silver at the Salt Lake Games, is one of my favorite Olympic athletes. She's down-to-earth, friendly, and just ridiculously positive. Here she dishes with Matt Lauer on the conditions on the Olympic moguls course at Cypress Mountain and her upcoming wedding. Women's moguls is…

Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman, the cover boy of our January/February issue, was a guest on The Today Show this morning. Check out the segment, above, and learn more about…

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a polar explorer is like? Watch the video above to see what Eric Larsen and his two traveling buddies do on a typical day trekking in Antarctica. Somehow, the guys find time and energy to…

The Wildlife Conservation Society estimates that there are less than 50 wild tigers left in China, according to Treehugger.com. Habitat destruction, limited food sources, and poaching have contributed to major decreases throughout Asia. Want to help? If your a millionaire you might be able rent a tiger or…

Climbing.com has released the 2010 recipients of the Mugs Stump and Polartec grants. Six small teams have been awarded a total of $25,000 for clean, lightweight first ascents in 2010. For a complete list of past recipients and details on how to apply for the grant,…

Traveling? Don't get stranded in an awful hotel. Save your self the trouble by checking out TripAdvisor's dirtiest hotels of 2010. Even if you aren't planning a vacation, the reader comments are reason enough to look at the list. A few nuggets: “wouldn't let…

Check out Lindsey Vonn in The New York Times's 2010 Vancover Olympics video series, above. No American alpine skier, male or female, has ever won more than two medals at the Games, but Vonn is favored in…

Lindsey Vonn has posted on her Twitter account that she will not be tweeting during the Vancouver Games because it's against Olympic policy. But there's actually no such policy, Wired.com reports. Bob Condron, a spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee,…

Jamie Dukes, a former NFL lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and Arizona Cardinals, is on a mission this Super Bowl…