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The Outside contributing editor’s latest release was the November pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with her about the appeal of chasing powder and the many crises facing the ski industry.

In her new novel, the award-winning author takes an especially pessimistic view of the climate crisis—but this isn’t the time to give up

Earlier this year, journalist Amelia Arvesen participated in a ride for bicycling safety that ended in tragedy. Months later, she’s still figuring out how to process what she saw.

After moving to San Diego, one writer took her husband and sons on a five-day urban hike to explore and better understand their new stomping grounds

Working as a camp counselor teaches you important skills that could jump-start your career

Fifty years after its release, it’s time to unwrap the messages embedded in the game

Hunter S. Thompson, Taylor Swift, and ‘King Richard’

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch

Jordan Salama’s new book is an impressive debut by an up-and-coming travel writer

Author Jordan Salama began writing this captivating book, about a journey down Colombia’s Magdalena River, when he was just a college student

It’s been another challenging year, but some people thrive on adversity. Here are the athletes, activists, tree planters, chefs, filmmakers, and other disrupters who changed our world for the better in 2021. Plus: Meet Carissa Moore, surfing’s first female olympic gold medalist.

In the UST film ‘This Is My Story: Tony Galbreath II,’ Galbreath shares what it’s like being a Black man in a managerial role in the outdoor industry today

The film will premiere for general audiences this spring, marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy

The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months

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Want your children to have a deeper relationship with nature than you do? So did this writer. She found an entry point in Tinkergarten.

What to do if you followed your dream, only to realize it wasn’t what you wanted after all

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Noble Oak has partnered with One Tree Planted in their commitment that ‘Every Bottle Plants a Tree’

Hoping to help my brother beat his alcohol addiction, I set up a two-wheel road trip through the scenic terrain of northeast Kansas. As usual, he was funny, endearing, maddening, and burdened by problems I couldn’t solve.

We don’t need paracord-wrapped hatchets and trenching tools to survive in the wilderness

For as far back as she can remember, Mardi Fuller grew up in a world of swimming lessons and swim teams, which was unusual for a daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Why the emphasis on water? Because of a mysterious death that haunted her family’s past.

Meet the grassroots movement of women fighting to open up surfing to a more diverse range of body types

All over the West, a housing crisis is causing workforce shortages, crippling local businesses, and threatening the culture and existence of mountain towns as we know them. But amid the doom and gloom, some people are fighting for solutions.

Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale

Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids

How to balance freedom and adventure with safety and security

Stories about kids who break hiking or climbing records feel like the continuation of an outdated and unhealthy attitude toward outdoor recreation

Tim Zimmermann’s feature about a 12,000-pound orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer changed the future of marine parks, was developed into a powerful 2013 documentary, and turned the author into a vegan

‘Fuel for Life: Alvin Garcia,’ a film by Tommy Chandler, explores how sports and the outdoors have since impacted Garcia‘s life and helped him find community and a sense of belonging in the United States

Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors

Join us in reading Heather Hansman’s ‘Powder Days’

In an excerpt from her new book ‘Powder Days,’ Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman looks at how the famous Colorado resort town is emblematic of a national trend, where corporate resorts and a skyrocketing housing costs are driving out all but the most affluent

In a year when record numbers of Americans were changing jobs, these companies attracted top talent with benefits like paid sabbaticals, all-inclusive ski trips, and free health care

On the complicated experience of seeing Japanese wellness practices exoticized in the West

Why do I feel so, I don’t know, not that great after I spend a few minutes scrolling through social media?

The acclaimed author’s latest release is the October pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with him about the book, climate anxiety, and the father-son relationship

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Twelve reasons Deepak Chopra's new podcast on Audible will help change the way you view yourself and the world

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Why? Because when more kids reap the benefits of time spent in nature, the world will be a better place.

‘The Secret History,’ ‘Battle Royale,’ and the latest Sally Rooney novel

For decades, Deep Springs College in California resisted the push to go coed. But even though women are now allowed to attend, it still holds on to the past.

These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky

From adventurous sled dogs to aging golden retrievers, online canines make millions of people feel good about their day

Having a green lawn doesn’t make sense in many parts of the country. But that doesn’t mean kids have to sacrifice their backyard adventures.

A new Complex series takes Rick Ross, Lil’ Kim, and Quavo on short hikes. Each episode gets vulnerable in wonderfully unexpected ways.

If you sent me this question before the pandemic, I probably would have a very different answer. But we’re all in a different time now.

Our strongest writers, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling throughout the decades

Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’

The actor, woodworker, and dedicated outdoorsman offers up choice lessons for making a deeper connection with the world beyond your door

In ‘The Rescue,’ Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the astonishing effort to find the boys’ soccer team that spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave

An overexplained “recipe” for my favorite endurance fuel

Steep lines and jaw-dropping stunts stand out in the annual film series’ latest entry

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Eco-conscious parents are turning to electric utility bikes to haul their most precious cargo: their children

Please give me some kind of hope that I’m not raising a kid who always will prefer computers to canoes

Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters out there—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature

Honest-to-God advice on how to enjoy nature, from an actor-comedian-author-canoe-builder who grew up on a farm and takes rock stars rafting

For Indie singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop and British rapper Testament, the natural world is an endless source of creative inspiration

President Biden just restored the national monument’s boundaries. Now it’s time for deeper healing and restorative justice for the region’s Indigenous people.

Even after a life-changing diagnosis, I can still experience the thrill of adventure

Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water

It’s never too early to help your kids develop a healthy mindset around food. Here’s where to start.

‘Only Murders in the Building,’ Shirley Hazzard, and a whimsical TV musical

Reading about romance and relationships in speculative fiction about scary futures reminds us that a better world is always worth fighting for

When the real world seems increasingly apocalyptic, what’s the point of reading novels about the horrors of climate change? Outside’s culture columnist investigates her own fascination with cli-fi.

The past few years have seen a boom in fiction about the climate crisis. Here are our recommendations for some of the most interesting titles out there, from Octavia Butler to Jenny Offill.

Through the moving story of a widowed astrobiologist and his unusual son, ‘Bewilderment’ addresses our apathy in the face of environmental disaster

We’re relaunching our community for outdoorsy book lovers—starting with Richard Powers’s new novel, ’Bewilderment’

In the words of Brendan Leonard: “I did perhaps underestimate it a tiny bit”

A 16-year-old in Texas drove into a group of cyclists in Waller County, Texas. Should he have been behind the wheel in the first place?

A daring advice columnist sets off on a road trip with a singular goal: to ask strangers if they make love outside—in towns named Eden

A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Katie Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.

For decades, many ski and snowboard films have excluded women and disabled and BIPOC athletes. ‘Mountain Revelations’ and ‘The Approach’ aim to bring new energy to the genre.

Before enlightenment, get on and pedal. After enlightenment, get on and pedal—but we do pass through several transitional phases along the way.

Intrepid author Mary Roach shares tales of thieving bears, murderous possums, and mugging monkeys from her new book, ‘Fuzz’

Your style, no matter the reason, is your choice. Period.

These are the full contest rules for Outside’s survival stories essay contest. You can read more about the contest and how to enter on this page. 1. Eligibility You must be 13 or older to participate. Employees and family members of Outside employees cannot participate. We’d especially like to hear…

Introducing a new essay contest for Outside readers

Across the West, resort towns are facing a livability crisis. Luckily, advocates say, this problem can be fixed.