Outdoor guides from across the globe told us their favorite fireside tales—prepare to be spooked and inspired
Weight-loss discussion in outdoor forums can inadvertently reinforce the idea that there's a "correct" kind of outdoors body. What should you post about where?
Mentorship programs like P1440 and Voice in Sport are helping young athletes connect with a more experienced cohort who can guide them through a wide range of challenges
Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on the Great Outdoors Music Debate
On his first album in five years, the singer-songwriter brings us a collection of heartfelt tracks that offer warmth and comfort when we really need it
‘Deep Water’ marks the first time a gravel bike has appeared in a major motion picture. Well, a motion picture, anyway.
An ode to our favorite season—and your handbook to making the most of it
In her new book ‘Generation Dread,’ author and researcher Britt Wray teaches us how to channel our climate grief and anxiety into purpose and agency
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s memoir about being the first Peruvian woman to stand atop the tallest mountain on earth is also a story about surviving sexual abuse and addiction and, ultimately, finding herself
This week, Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen spoke with author Silvia Vasquez-Lavado about her memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain, the Book Club’s May pick. On the one hand, the books is about Vasquez-Lavado journey to become the first Peruvian woman to summit Everest…
Plus, the emotional agony that comes with quitting the survival show early
In an exclusive interview about his first album in five years, the multiplatinum-selling musician opens up about his competitive side, songwriting, and the struggle to stay optimistic in trying times
Holders of Outside’s first NFT, the Bedrock Badge, will automatically be entered to win concert tickets and limited-edition signed copies of the artist's new album, ‘Meet the Moonlight’
Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling
After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors
Most surf films portray riding waves in a purely positive light. A new Apple TV+ docuseries and the documentaries ‘Waterman’ and ‘Havana Libre’ take a nuanced look at a spectrum of experiences amid the waves
Teach these to your dog, and both of you will be safer and happier outdoors
‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ a Woodstock playlist, and ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’
At the end of one of the most successful Everest seasons in years, we collected the most compelling stories about the peak and how it can bring out the best and worst in those who attempt to climb it
Is there something about adventure and risk that opens our hearts? Absolutely.
From paddling a river during a forest fire to improvising a 62-mile trail run after a race cancellation, here are the most hilarious, heartwarming, and jaw-dropping outdoor meet-cutes gone right
“I went into this relationship happy to share my experience with someone new to the sport, but lately I just feel like an unpaid guide when what I want is a partner”
With incredible access to alpine adventures and in-town activities alike, it’s hard to beat Reno in the spring and summer
Plus, learn how you can support LGBTQI+ advocacy with the Rainbow Wall project
After two episodes, the survivalist reality show has already seen a few twists and turns
Native scholar weighs in on the United Nations’ suggestion that Indigenous knowledge might help us survive the climate disaster
“She had such a cute face,“ he said
In his new book ‘Outdoor Kids in an Inside World,’ the author and TV personality prescribes “radical engagement” for kids everywhere
The outdoor-survival reality show returns for season nine—tune in and return to our site for updates and speculation on who will win
A study of 20,000 pure breeds and mutts rules out breeding as a major determining factor in a dog’s personality
Make sure your adventure buddy is trail-ready with these training tips
Lessons learned at camp sometimes do come in handy
The New Yorker staff writer spoke with Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen about turning the unbelievable story of itinerant canoeist Dick Conant into a book
Our furry friends are the best of adventure playmates. But they can also provide pure, unconditional love that gets us through the darkest times.
Outside’s ethics guru ponders what exactly is up for grabs on public lands
The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year
Is the age-old craft of oral storytelling going by the wayside? Not if we can help it.
Night comes alive when you let your voice and imagination lead you—and your rapt audience—somewhere surprising
Kathryn Miles’s new book, ‘Trailed,’ investigates the killings of Julie Williams and Lollie Winans in Shenandoah National Park 25 years ago—and asks difficult questions about safety in nature
The Olympic snowboarder is focusing on resting, hanging out with her miniature Aussie, and raising money for charity through a new initiative with Purina Pro Plan
Anyone can show symptoms of Male Answer Syndrome, but let’s face it—it’s an affliction commonly found in dudes
An Everest thriller, ‘Bad Vegan,’ and Alex Honnold in the Amazon
It doesn't matter why he's not showing up. It just matters that he's not there.
A squeeze of honey, a squirt of ketchup, and other non-solids you can toss down your gullet if you so choose
Kids learn best through stories, and these books weave gripping tales with messages about caring for the planet
We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.
Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.
My buddy switched the price tags on a tent to pay a lower amount on a more expensive setup. I was unaware, and now I feel terrible.
To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it
When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them
‘Our Great National Parks’ overly idealizes U.S. conservation efforts and gives a mealymouthed call to climate action
I am pretty sure no runner who has consistently won races approaches their training in this way
‘Severance,’ a John Green audiobook, and ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’
A relationship with plants built on love, care, and respect is at the heart of bringing the outdoors inside
Something surprising is happening on the video app best known for silly dance moves: users are finding inspiration for adventure
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Riverman,’ writer Ben McGrath recounts how he met an itinerant canoeist named Dick Conant, a fascinating character who mysteriously disappeared shortly thereafter
If chronic overthinking is getting in the way of your next adventure, ask yourself these two questions
This month the Outside Book Club will read ‘Riverman,’ by Ben McGrath, the tale of a traveler who glimpsed the kind of freedom most of us only dream about
In a live Zoom Q and A, the beloved author talked about what it’s been like to have her bestselling memoir make such a big impact on the outdoor world, what her relationship to the outdoors is now, and what ever happened to Monster
Yolanda Davis-Overstreet is fighting for safer streets and mobility justice in the marginalized communities of Los Angeles
Last year, Annette McGivney lost her beloved yellow Lab, Sunny, and was overwhelmed by sadness. Since then she’s built a new life with a challenging rescue dog, and she’s learned a lot about the healing power of human and animal bonds.
Leisure Project is selling NFTs to consumers who want a chance to “cocreate” a beverage brand—and a community
Life isn’t so ruff when you can sleep in a bed as comfy as this one
The phone feature can be a convenient safety tool. But for one writer, it served as a crutch for anxiety.
Bill Hayes’s new book, ‘Sweat: A History of Exercise,’ offers a personal account of a universal tradition
If you’ve been riveted by the discovery of the ‘Endurance’ shipwreck, dive deeper into the rich history of daring—and often tragic—Arctic and Antarctic expeditions with these works of fiction and nonfiction
In the ten years since she published her memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, her life has changed dramatically—and so has the trail itself
The real-life action heroes swapped their boards for tuxedos to present a James Bond anniversary homage at the Oscars. We should’ve known they’d land it.
It’s not easy being a progressive who works for a middle-of-the-road president. Mark Sundeen sizes up the interior secretary’s first year in office—which has been a disappointment to climate-change activists—and decides she’s most likely to make a mark through a historic reckoning over the U.S. government’s shameful running of Native American boarding schools.
I took my dream job in a foreign place. I'm worried about leaving my local woods behind and connecting with a new landscape overseas. Help?
Join us for a live Zoom Q and A with the beloved author, presented by the Outside Book Club, on Tuesday, April 5
Is there anything better than seeing kids having fun outside?
In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear
Set far from dramatic mountain peaks, the movie stays true to a gentler side of the state
Reflections on getting just a little bit older
Buying a house just so you can rent it out on Airbnb is lame. And predatory.
The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far
Joey Santore’s YouTube channel, Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t, crosses citizen science with vigilante environmentalism
The Netflix film tells the true story of an early 20th-century explorer and his engineer fighting to survive in the Arctic. We talked to the ‘Game of Thrones’ star about what it was like filming on location in Greenland and Iceland in extreme conditions.
How boredom and booze created an outlaw sport best left alone