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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…

Rockers are known for profligacy, but the members of Retribution Gospel Choir like to be on an even keel. They're a healthy bunch: The guitarist is a trail runner, the bassist is a long-distance runner, and the drummer is a distance swimmer and…

If you've always wanted to make your own ski or snowboard film, you're in luck. Serac Adventure Film School is off to Lake Tahoe March 21 to 28 for a week of…

The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to Target, Kmart, Wal-Mart, and 74 other retailers warning that rayon clothing should not be labeled as bamboo, according to Reuters. Rayon is made from the cellulose of any plant and it is often produced using harsh chemicals.

The case for barefoot running seems to have gone mainstream in the past week. Last Thursday, Daniel E. Lieberman, a prominent biological anthropologist at Harvard (he researches how humans, and especially athletes, have evolved), published a study in Nature showing that runners with heavily padded shoes tend…

The ASP World Tour let the contract of head judge Perry Hatchett expire, according to surfline.com. Hatchett was the longest serving judge in …

Courtesy of Flickr The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival runs February 3 through 7. You can check out the happenings at Pier 39. There are 50 films in the festival this year,…

Here's your music video fix for the day: Ben Harper and Relentless7's “Shimmer & Shine,” courtesy of FUEL TV. Harper and his new band recently appeared on the channel's “Check 1,2” show, where they played songs from their debut…

How on earth did they get those images?

Ben Nemtin, one of the stars of “The Buried Life,” has some valuable tips for traveling on the cheap, based on what he and his buddies have been up to for the past four years. What started off…

Outside Television, a joint venture between Outside magazine and the Resort Sports Network, has named Rob Faris the senior vice president of programming and production. Faris has worked previously for NBC Sports on…

Transworld Surf just posted its “10 Recent Must See Surf Movies“. Many of the movies are available for download on the site. One of the movies…

Many artists have penned paeans to Mother Nature, but only a few can make my list. Sentimental songs about the beauty of the wilderness often cross over into the sappy and trite. No matter how genuine the appreciation, I can't reward repetitive cheesiness. To make my list, a song needs…

Critics are calling it Wayne's World meets Warren Miller. That's right, Cheap Ski Movie is not your average powder porn. From this trailer, I can't tell if it's going to be really bad, really awesome, or really awesome because it's really bad. The story, according…

Bear Grylls talks about the new season of “Man vs. Wild,” broken bones, and why he doesn't let his wife watch the show in a new interview with ET. The interview was filmed during during a photo shoot for the May issue of Outside. Grylls…

Fitz Cahall wants to push web TV forward with adventure stories. The voice behind the popular outdoor podcasts, The Dirtbag Diaries, has crafted a 22-episode web video series in HD called The Season…

Two fiction titans imagine life on the feral side.

A conversation with fishing buddies Tom Brokaw and Yvon Chouinard, who star in the new series Pirates of the Flats, airing December 27–January 31 on ESPN2. OUTSIDE: You spent a week bonefishing in the Bahamas with actor Michael Keaton, photographer Val Atkinson, author Thomas McGuane, and legendary angler Lefty…

The season's most gripping adventure flick is...German?

Advances on the web changed the we heard about adventures, breaking news, and victories. Tweets and posts and friends and low budget videos changed…

The makers of Ultimate Fighter and Dirty Jobs are seeking cast members for their new show, Top Shots. The History Channel will award a $100,000 prize package to the winner of the show. From the press release: “Looking…

Lewis diving into the seas off Antarctica (Photo by Terje Eggum) There's no better time to call out Lewis Gordon Pugh than during COP15. Pugh dons nothing more than a cap, goggles, and a Speedo to call…

A map of Oz. The land-and-water-based route FDR took—from Washington, D.C. toCalifornia and then down the Pacific coast and through the Panama Canal—on his 1935 presidential vacation. Europe as it might look had the Nazis won. These are just a few of the images London-based journalist Frank Jacobshas collected…

There's only one more day left to enter Vibram's Grip Your World Giveaway sweepstakes. The grand prize winner gets a five-day trip for two to Jackson Hole that includes airfare, hotel, and lift tickets. Weekly prizes include ski and snowboard boots and the Vibram FiveFingers…

As of June 1, 2010, the Resort Sports Network will no longer be known as RSN–it will become the Outside Television Network. RSN has 61 million viewers a year in 110 destinations. The network's traditional coverage of outdoor sports will continue,…

In 2003, the Library of Congress paid $10 million for a 500-year-old German map. Why the hefty price tag? The document is the only remaining copy of the 1507 Waldseemüller map, which contains the earliest known reference to the New World as America. Upon hearing of the sale, Toby Lester,…

Sigh. That may be the best way to summarize our collective reaction here at the magazine when we heard that National Geographic Adventure has ceased publication of its print edition. (They'll continue to maintain a website and various other enterprises, we're told.

Attention, all cynics: You can change the world. But don't take our word for it. Here are people combining big ideas and bold adventures, including our first-ever Reader of the Year.

November may be over, but the Movember movement lives on. Every November, the Movember Foundation holds a month-long celebration of mustaches to promote and fund men's health issues, NBC News reports. At the start of the…

Here's an important question for you blog readers out there. What's your fave song to ride or ski to? I can't offer cash prizes for your inspired selections, but I can offer fame and glory on this website. Assuming that there actually are some of you blog readers out there,…

While hanging out at the AFI FEST in L.A. to promote my doc Best Worst Movie, I took time to check out the premiere of Modern Collective, from…

Rob Machado's just come out with his latest project, The Drifter, a film he made with his good buddy, Taylor Steele. They've been working together since they were teenagers, which translates into…

Recently a couple of our fans on Facebook said they dislike the design of our web site. We appreciate the feedback. And we want more. If you could change anything on outsideonline.com what would it be? Be as nice or nasty as you want to be, but please…

  In our November issue we ranked the 10 best adventure biographies of all time. We were inspired to write the list after reading an incredibly solid bio of…

We always want to know what our readers are thinking. What ideas they have for the magazine. Tinker has made things a little easier for us by allowing us to customize a feed from Twitter that picks up comments about our magazine. If you want to see what people are…

The 2009 winners of the Banff Mountain Film Festival were announced Sunday, and the Grand Prize went to ‘Finding Farley,’ a film about the two filmmakers’ journey to retrace the literary footsteps of Farley Mowat, along with their two-year-old son and dog. Did anyone get to…

While the global spotlight is on the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December, a new film makes a case for the importance of examining our energy sources here in the States. Coal Country, a documentary…

Variety announced last week that director Danny Boyle's next movie will be '127 Hours,' the story of mountaineer Aron Ralston. During a climb in Utah in 2003, Ralston was pinned by a boulder for nearly five days and eventually amputated his own arm to…

Outside's senior editor, Grayson Schaffer, was a recent guest on Peter Greenberg. Check out his discussion on the new rules of survival by listening to hour two…

How did Outside magazine get its start? Founding editor Tim Cahill talks about the early days, when literary adventure journalism was just an idea in his head. –Aileen Torres…

Shaun White was on Conan last night (he's been getting a lot of Olympians lately), and in case you missed it, here's a clip of White talking about what he was for Halloween. Conan's got photographic proof, and it's not just good, it's……

By Mary Catherine O'Connor The Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) wants spectators and media coming to the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to reduce the environmental impact of their visits by purchasing carbon credits based on the air travel and lodging they require,…

In this clip from the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert and Al Gore argue about global warming and the economy with…Stephen Colbert and Al Gore. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c…

Heart disease may have run in John Otterbacher's family, but he was determined not to let that stop him from fully living his life. And that meant testing his limits, whether by running marathons or sailing across the Atlantic four times after getting a…

Jack Johnson has just come out with his latest film, and, no, it's not a surf flick. It's Jack Johnson: En Concert, which you can pretty much take literally, although there are a few moments of riding…

American speed-skier Lindsey Vonn was on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien last night. In case you missed it, check out Vonn talking about her chances in the winter Olympics and teasing O'Brien about his own spills on the job. — Lisa Lombardi…

The newest addition to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records is a ukulele-strumming 23-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who caught her break on YouTube. In 2007, Zee Avi posted videos of herself singing uke-accompanied pop songs. The clips went viral, and Avi, who lived on Borneo until age 12 and started playing…

The 2009 list of America's Best Leaders, issued by the U.S. News & World Report, was released today, and includes CEO and environmental leader Yvon Chouinard. Chouinard started the Patagonia outdoors company and co-founded…

Three years ago, May Boeve was another college student discussing global warming at the campus dining hall. But since graduating from Vermont’s Middlebury College in 2007, Boeve has built both a career and a movement. Along with five classmates and author Bill McKibben, Boeve…

The Daily Dish featured this video today, which has an amazing array of sunglasses, outfits, and ideas. It's part of the Fifty People, One Question series, which has actually been around for a while, but…

The idea of Paddle to Seattle may sound a bit contrived, two dudes build their own kayaks and then paddle the 1200-mile North American Inside Passage from Alaska to Seattle. But from the moment this documentary starts, it's clear that it will not watch as slow as…

Just in case you were out sipping cider and photographing leaves, enjoying the first ski run of the season, or training for a marathon, here are the top ten blogs from October. The Top Ten 1 The Best Gear: Biking Touring 2…

Set to be released this year, the documentary film Paddle to the Amazon is the story of Don Starkell and his two sons Dana and Jeff who set out to make the two-year…

Warren Miller is celebrating 60 years of cinematic history, and you can join the party by entering daily contests from now through December 1. A prize will be given to the winner each day, and you can score everything from gear to lift tickets…