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Bestselling author Mary Roach on laboratory sex, space condoms, andFelix Baumgartner’s record-breaking attempt to jump from 23 miles above sealevel.–Stayton Bonner What’s the deal with people jumping from really highplaces?As a BASE-jumper, Felix’s day job…

The good folks over at Made Possible conducted a series of interviews with Outside September cover subject Sebastian Junger. In the…

Photo Courtesy of Hurley Legendary freesurfer Rob Machado is having a busy year. First, he released and toured with The Drifter, a lifestyle film about his travels in Indonesia. Then he recorded the score to, Melali:…

It's time again for the Reel Rock Film Tour, the annual climbing film fest put together by Big UP  Productions and Sender…

Author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger on covering war, being selectively lazy, and the rewards of following the rough road.

Heuga Can Do Trailer from Larkin Flynn on Vimeo. This past June I had the chance to hang out in Aspen with Mike Marolt—cpa, dad, high altitude skier, and filmmaker. On that Saturday night in…

New blogs and writers pop up constantly on the web. Here are a few new adventure related sites, reporters, and stories from this summer worth a read. The Adventure Life Gear BlogSteve Casimiro and crew started this new section of The…

As It Happens from renan ozturk on Vimeo. The good folks over at Vimeo recently chose As It Happens—a climbing series shot by Renan Ozturk and…

Need to improve your yodeling or candle-blowing skills but can't perform in the polluted air? Look no further than a breath of “Fresh Air,” which allows Hong Kong residents a chance to “experience breathing like the rest of the world…

Photographer Chris Burkard's image of Peter Mendria riding a wave off the coast of Chile won the overall prize in the Red Bull illume, a highly competitive action and adventure sports photography contest. More than 5,000 photographers from 112…

James J. Lee, 43, was killed by police inside Discovery Channel's Maryland headquarters yesterday afternoon, the Washiongton Post reports. Police shot Lee as he pulled a handgun and aimed it at one of his three hostages just before 5 P.M.

One of our favorite things to do with our covers is to put them up on facebook before they hit newsstands, then read the comments. We also like to hear what other magazine editors have to say. So we were…

Welcome to the tropical Philippine island of Jolo, where life is like a Corona ad—coconut trees, white-sand beaches, bathtub-warm seas. Except those guys in the water are U.S. Green Berets, and those kids on dirt bikes are jihadists known for kidnapping Western tourists. Even stranger? On this front, at least,…

As average Americans travel farther afield, a veteran traveler starts to feel, well, average. Travel writer Tim Neville shares his view on the growing trend of Americans traveling to dangerous places. (His advice? Be afraid. Please.) Read Neville's story. Outside Magazine, January…

With the latest iPod evolution, our human guinea pig turns on, tunes in, and…drops out? Outside's Lab Rat puts Nike's new iPod training system through its paces. In this podcast, Nick Heil reads his review of the Nike + iPod Sport Kit.

Can a performance supplement be legal, healthy, and effective? Our Lab Rat pops a few to find out. Nick Heil reads his story on Optygen, made by First Endurance. Outside Magazine, February 2007 Download Lab Rat: Revving Up…

Welcome to the new Bolivia, where former coca grower Evo Morales has made the leaf a symbol of his two-year-old government. Now everybody's growing it, everybody's chewing it, and the war on drugs has taken a very strange turn. In this podcast, reporter Josh Hammer talks to Anthony Cerretani about…

Greg MacGillivray, 61-year-old cofounder of Laguna Beach, California–based MacGillivray Freeman Films and director of the 1998 Imax hit Everest, is as passionate about water conservation as he is about filmmaking. His film Grand Canyon Adventure 3D, made in partnership with Teva and the Waterkeeper Alliance, debuted in March 2008.

Uber-athlete Laird Hamilton talks to Outside editor Mike Roberts about catching big waves and staying in peak shape. Want Hamilton's abs? Listen up. Outside Magazine, June 2007 Download Athlete Interview: Laird Hamilton…

Anthony Bourdain's new book is Medium Raw. What's more difficult—writing orcooking?Cooking is physical, which is why I havefeelings of self-loathing and guilt about the way things are going for me. Itdoesn’t feel like work. After…

Chris Carmichael, founder of Carmichael Training Systems and Lance Armstrong's former coach, gives fitness tips, talks about how he built his fitness empire, and discusses what's next for him. Interview by Anthony Cerretani Outside Magazine, May 2007…

Yesterday Vail Resorts announced EpicMix, an app where Twitter meets ski lodge tall tales. The press release, which we covered this morning, reviewed the what and when. Rob Katz, Vail Resorts' CEO, gave me the skinny on the why and how – and…

Vail Resorts has released a new ski and snowboard gaming app for iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry. Visitors can track and share their time on the slopes through the app via radio chips embedded in their ski passes. Mashable.com has an in-depth…

Our aching Lab Rat put the world's most expensive ice pack to the test. In this podcast, Nick Heil reads his article on Game Ready, a $2,500 healing machine. Read Heil's article. Outside Magazine,…

“First Ascent: The Series” Trailer from Sender Films on Vimeo. Sender Films has released First Ascent: The Complete Series, a great new collection of climbing videos starring the likes of Dean Potter, Chris Sharma, and Alex Honnold. The entire…

Presenting 25 of the best adventure, investigative, and nature documentaries ever. Plus: the best of a new generation of action films.

In between grad school, performance art, and soap opera episodes, actor James Franco found time to star in director Danny Boyle's new movie about Aron Ralston's survival story. You can check…

Police officers raiding a marijuana farm in British Columbia last week were astonished last when they discovered ten bears guarding the property, the BBC reports. The bears loped into view as the five officers approached. …

What do you get when you toss award-winning documentaries, artists, activists and adventurers all into Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House? The second annual MountainSummit in Aspen, a four-day celebration of film, adventure and advocacy. A slightly downsized…

Graham Bowley rehashes August 2008's tragic events on Pakistan's K2.

Adventure films so horrendously awful, they’re brilliant.   10The River Wild (1994) The plot is washed out, and villains Kevin Bacon and a pre-comedic John C. Reilly are mediocre at best. But when the bad guys force a buffed-out…

A new master of natural-history writing emerges with the story of a killer tiger in wildest Russia.

(Viking, $27, August) In The Black Nile, Dan Morrison and his hometown buddy,Schon, set out to trace the Nile from the Great Lakes region of Uganda to its…

Boogie 'til You Poop from Cedar Wright on Vimeo. One of the negatives of having a friend with a new digital SLR that captures great video? Having him record your most embarrassing outdoor adventure moment and sharing it on Vimeo. Warning: This video contains explicit…

Watch producer Jonathan Burhop’s short film on art photographer Howard Weamer. Since 1974, Weamer has spent every winter tending Ostrander hut in the Yosemite backcountry. Watching and listening to Weamer, who looks like John Muir and takes photos like Ansel Adams, spurs the urge to replicate his poetic lifestyle. We…

A new film sees Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding attempt to re-create the ill-fated 1924 Mallory expedition and solve the oldest mystery on Everest.

It's never been easier to show off your chops: Thanks to video sharing, any wannabe with an iPhone can aspire to a brief moment in the spotlight. But a few self-made stars manage to stick around. Here are four Outside-approved YouTubers who've turned their 15 minutes into everything from Red Bull sponsorships to record deals.

Shark week is back on Discovery Channel. Last night the piscine extravaganza kicked off with a return to Seal Island in South Africa for Ultimate Air Jaws. It's the third time the Discovery Channel has returned to…

In case you couldn't watch the X Games live in Los Angeles last weekend, here are the 10 must-see tricks and tumbles you missed: 10. Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon follows up his win over Shaun White in Skateboard…

Check out pro kayaker Trip Jennings’ latest expedition tale tonight on the National Geographic Channel (10 p.m. East Coast; 8 p.m. West Coast). This time Jennings, one of Outside’s…

Controversy has erupted over the $200 million Ansel Adams photos bought at a garage sale, according to CNN.com. The story about the mystery photos spread quickly this week.  Fresno painter Rick Norsigan discovered that a box of…

Want to be a TV star and travel for free through South America? If you’re up for roughing it through some gnarly terrain, then get ready for your close-up. The Discovery Channel and Pilgrim Films are looking to cast some…

Captain Phil Harris, star of Deadliest Catch, died in February at the age of 53 from stroke-related complications. The cameras were still rolling during his final days, and what they captured will air tonight on Discovery. There will be a…

That's the new Smokey the Bear PSA from the U.S. Forest Service (poster below). It's a slogan capable of taking on a life of it's own, which I'm sure we'll see in the comments section and on our facebook page. The…

The winners of the 2010 Mountain Click Photo Competition at the ninth annual Teva Mountain Games were announced today, with winners in three categories: Performance, Vibe, and Mountain Magic. Amateur and professional photographers submitted photos for a chance at cash prizes and the opportunity for…

 Courtesy of Flickr  A scientist at the University of Manchester has cracked the “The Plato Code” — the long disputed secret messages…

We've been making the most of our stop in southwestern Haiti. We dabbled in the local array of river mouths and reef breaks, until the waves went flat. We ditched our surfboards and decided to check out a mini cove that looked like a set from Peter…

Outside correspondent Steven Rinella wrote this month's feature Grand Theft Cattle. 1)How did you get your start?Well, I intended to be a professional fur-trapper. I trapped for 10 years, selling the hides and everything.

Greg Grandin's Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, a Pulitzer-Prize finalist, is a 20th-century tale of industrial ambition, mismanagement, and failure. The head of the whole thing…

If you missed the action at this year's Teva Mountain Games in Vail, check out a behind-the-scenes recap from the Outside Serac Adventure Film School, above. And if you're looking to make your own adventure film, go to…

From the air, I could tell that things had changed. Fields of blue and white tarps now inundated the tropical landscape of Haiti. But even more so than the landscape transforming into collapsed buildings and tent cities, it was our interactions with the locals that seemed to…

A trip down the Colorado River's Barrel Springs Rapid goes a bit haywire when one of the kayakers loses his paddle. Watch the rescue in the video from Epicocity, above. –Aileen Torres…

Amid mounting pressure from protesters, screenings of The Cove have been canceled across Japan, according to treehugger.com. The Oscar-winning documentary…

Teva Mtn. Games Dispatch Day 3 from Outside Adventure Film School on Vimeo.

Nearly the whole Outside crew is here at the 2010 Teva Mountain Games, in Vail, Colorado, including the Outside Adventure Film School. Check out their dispatch from Day 2. Teva Mtn. Games Dispatch Day 2 from Outside Adventure…

My carry-on is crammed with Clif bars and board shorts, and I've squeezed three small-wave surfboards into one weathered day bag. My legs are a little sore from the past week's Blacks sessions and climbing the goat trail back to the car-park,…

Somewhere in between the individuals working hard to create a brand for themselves and the companies working hard to make their brand feel more personal, there exists a gaggle of great adventure bloggers. They tell stories and share essential service through videos, photos, podcasts and news analysis. Our favorites include…

Twenty-one years ago Bernd Heinrich, a cold-hardened University of Vermont biology professor, burst upon the literary scene with Ravens in Winter, which did for corvids what Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf did…

Micah True, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, was a special guest at the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs this past weekend in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The star of Christopher McDougall's…

Here's a sneak peek at Reef's Cancer to Capricorn: The Path of the Modern Gypsy, a surf film by the up-and-coming, talented young filmmaker…

In the late '90s, God's Army, a Burmese anti-government guerrilla group, was headline news. The front-page draw wasn't that they were violent revolutionaries but that they were a group of child soldiers. After reading Mac McClelland's…

The 2010 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards will air on Tuesday, May 18, at 9:30 p.m. PST on ESPN2. There will be segments featuring some of the surfers, including Shane Dorian…

Outside's December 2009 issue was all about adventure altruism, featuring icons who are changing the world. Surfer Kahana Kalama and his buddy Russell Brownley, a very talented young filmmaker…

Our man Joshua Hammer spoke on NPR's Weekend Edition of his article “A Mountain of Trouble” in our May issue, about three American hikers who've been incarcerated for crossing…

I was just made an aunt four times over–and I will soon be departing to the East Coast to greet the newest of my sister's brood. So I need something with function and fashion–something I can take on a plane, take to the park or the pond, and stash in…

Outside's research editor Ryan Krogh learns to kayak on the Class IV Lower Box of New Mexico's Rio Grande Gorge. Does he make it out alive? See for yourself, in the video made by senior editor Grayson Schaffer. –Aileen Torres…

Hampton Sides appeared last night on The Colbert Report to talk about his new book, Hellhound on…

Outside contributor Restless Josie goes to Rio to interview Brazilian beach culture's fierce and fearless women. –Aileen Torres…

A gray whale has been spotted in the Atlantic ocean–a location where gray whales have been extinct for over 200 years, according to discoverynews.com. The whale, who drifted through the atlantic and was spotted off the coast of Israel, has generated quite the buzz, leaving scientists and…

Julia Roberts has agreed to produce a movie based on the life of George Mallory, the famed explorer who died trying to climb Everest in 1924. Shekhar Kapur is directing (via Variety). Not much else is known yet about the film, which…

Camping in Yellowstone? Rangers ask that you fend off grizzly bears (should you ever see one) with chili spray instead of firearms, according to the Associated Press. Grizzly bears have killed a reported five people in Yellowstone National Park in the last 100 years, yet…

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1) You began your career as a journalist. Why switch to photography?Wanting to be around people, I guess. Photography felt more people-oriented. I was only writing and did photography as a hobby on the side before I totally switched. I wrote for George, Paper, and various…

Mountainfilm at Telluride will take place May 28-31. In the meantime, the festival folks will roll out a film trailer every Tuesday and Thursday to show a bit of what they've got. Currently up is Eastern Rises, a movie about fly-fishing in Kamchatka, by…

USA Track and Field previous president, New York resident Patricia Rico, has passed away. RunnersWeb.com reports that 76 year Rico died Sunday of respiratory failure, but her legacy continues to live on. Not only did she garner much needed financial support for…

If you didn't know there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, you haven't been paying attention. But what you might not know is that someone is ready to take responsibility–at least financially. BP has announced that they are willing to contribute to clean-up efforts and will pay…

Can't get outside but want to break a sweat? Fitness centers nationwide are finally jumping on the green bandwagon, as reported by rueters.com. While the health club industry saw an overall increase in business last year, many are aiming to increase that even more–by tailoring to…

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…