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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…

In his new travelogue, Bicycle Diaries (Viking, $26), celebrated musician/artist/writer David Byrne talks about rethinking cities around the bike—and reveals that one has been his primary mode of transportation for 30 years, both at home and abroad. JEREMY SPENCER picks the brain of the world's coolest bike-commuting advocate.

You probably missed some posts on our site last month while you were enjoying the last days of summer and the first days of fall. We understand. Here's a list of our most popular posts from September. 1 The Gear Junkie: Winter Gear Preview Part 1…

At least 100 players in the NFL are expected to don pink cleats in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to the New York Times. Other pink paraphernalia to be worn by players includes sweatbands, towels, and gloves, but the…

Nathan Apffel's surf film, Lost Prophets: Search for the Collective, embraces the original notion of surfing as an escape, a joy, and a way to connect with nature. Slated for release this fall, the movie is a gorgeous array of color, action, and…

It takes more than a good camera to get a good shot. Nowhere is that more true than in adventure photography—a field of photographers snapping with split-second shutter speeds in the least hospitable environments on earth.

We handed disposable cameras to 11 Outside icons for a behind the scenes look into their lives. What did we find out? You'll be surprised.

That trope about photos being worth 1,000 words? Here's where it came from.

From darkroom to desktop.

Like so many seemingly impossible shots you see these days, it's a digital creation—which is bad for photography and even worse for our concept of reality.

By Andrew Zuckerman Bird Chronicle Books, $60, out in October Feathery portraits on white backgrounds look three-dimensional, like museum exhibits or taxidermy. Disturbing and thrilling. Buy Bird .   Buy the Book: The World from My Front Porch Chris Boot, $75 By…

For his new book, Bird, photographer Andrew Zuckerman snapped feathery portraits on white backgrounds to give live animals a three-dimensional look. Buy the Book andrewzuckerman.com…

We sent single-use cameras to 11 of our favorite Outside luminaries and asked them to give us a behind-the-scenes look into their lives. The result? You’ll be surprised. A skier's offseason. A skier's offseason.

How a stealth documentary crew revealed Japan's secret dolphin slaughter.

For six months last year, Canadian Dave Salmoni, 34, a big-cat expert and the host of Animal Planet’s Predator Versus Prey and After the Attack, lived in Namibia among a pride of “last-chance” lions. The cats had been relocated to a private game park after repeatedly harassing humans on unmanaged…

When you're as well traveled as Aaron Eckhart, picking a favorite town isn't easy.

Robert Kenner’s new documentary FOOD, Inc. opens with a shot of a glowing cornfield and a quaint red farmhouse. Within minutes, headless chicken corpses the color of a sidewalk fill the screen, rolling down a factory assembly line. Shock value is the point here: The film, in wide release this…

Or so he claims. The man who launched CBS's Survivor is focusing his cameras on four modern-day explorers as they retrace one of history's greatest expeditions. But with no tribal council or million-dollar prize, will anyone watch?

An enterprising television series on Paul Watson’s ragtag navy has made saving the whales cool again. But can eco-pirates actually save them?

Two new plane-crash memoirs hope to soar into the survival-narrative canon.

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Disney is getting back to its nature-documentary roots—but can the company escape its own legacy?

Stretching the Limits of Fitness Programming

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As the wisecracking host of the hit series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe frolics in mud and trades in gross-out humor. But what started out as a gag has become a movement that's empowering Americans to rediscover our love of hard work—just when we need it most.

A few weeks before his death, the award-winning photographer spoke to Rob Haggart about heading off to Libya the future of photography.