Outside Magazine, Dec 2014
The 2015 What's Next Issue
The crude that would feed the XL pipeline comes from a once pristine part of Alberta that now resembles mining operations on a sci-fi planet. At places like Fort McKay, home to First Nations people who've lived there for centuries, the money is great but the environmental and health impacts are exceedingly grim.
Is there such a thing as the greatest vista on earth? The Japanese think so, and they've got the breathtaking Three Scenic Views, a trio of iconic landscapes that stand above the rest. One writer takes them all in on a breakneck tour.
Winter means indoor training. Prepare yourself with these gym-bag essentials.
He climbed the Matterhorn in less than three hours round-trip. He waltzed up and down Denali in half a day. Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet has revolutionized endurance sports—and now he’s headed to Everest. By Christopher McDougall
There’s a dark secret beneath the waters of USA Swimming: a history of sex abuse that has devastated scores of young swimmers. As those girls come forward, the ripples are extending beyond the pool. By Rachel Sturtz
The High Cost of Oil
Plenty of ink has been spilled about the Keystone XL pipeline. But what’s it like to live next door to the open pits and toxic runoff that have turned Alberta’s tar sands into a sci-fi flick? In a word, grim. Ted Genoways reports.
What’s Next 2015: Our guide to what you’ll be eating, drinking, riding, wearing, and talking about in the year ahead, from sure bets (more fitness tech) to bold predictions (we’re all moving to Seattle!).
Ski Report: Mountains are like ski boots—it’s all about fit. Whether you’re hunting bottomless powder or family fun, we’ve done the homework for you. Plus: how to score early-bird access, and the best bargain passes.
In the Lead: What will it take to stop athletes from dying of broken hearts?
Fuel: If eating for immunity means oysters, we’re in.
Tools: Gym-bag all-stars.
My Body: Nordic phenomenon Simi Hamilton on the grace of going long.
Holiday Gift Guide: From Vermont whiskey to a sweet commuter bike, the perfect presents for foodies, globetrotters, sweat junkies—and anyone who’s been very, very good.