Outside Magazine, Jan 2006
They say you have to have a goal. Whether its climbing Everest, sailing across the Atlantic, or just raising a happy, healthy family, its good to keep life exciting and the synapses firing. Here, see what some of the best and brightest in the world outside have to say about what theyd like to accomplish before its all said and done. And
Because every second you’re not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we’ve handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater…
The Western Limit of the World By David Masiel (Random House, $25) IF CORMAC McCARTHY WROTE about mariners instead of cowboys, he’d come up with a character like David Masiel’s Harold Snow. A jaundiced, middle-aged outcast with a traumatic Vietnam past and a claustrophobic present, Snow is the…
Despite years of carbohydrate bashing in the diet industry, most athletes still know the value of a good bowl of brown rice. And the newest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which call for a minimum of three ounces of whole grains daily, back them up. Besides supplying premium muscle fuel, whole grains…
HE’S AN ACCOMPLISHED stage actor in his native England, but Andy Serkis is best known on this side of the pond for playing inhuman characters. The man who loaned his voice and body movements to the computer-generated character Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy is aping it up…
Name: INES PAPERT Gig: ICE CLIMBER Height: 5’6″ Weight: 123 Age: 31 WHEN ICE CLIMBER INES PARERT won the women’s division at Colorado’s Ouray Ice Festival last year, the 31-year-old German scampered up the 165-foot wall so fast, she beat the winner of the men’s event, held on the same…
IN JANUARY, ARIZONA’S Hualapai tribe, whose 2,000-person reservation covers 1,500 square miles along the Grand Canyon’s south rim, is opening a glass-bottomed, horseshoe-shaped walkway that will jut 70 feet from the edge, 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. Located 200 miles west of the crowded lookouts of Grand Canyon National…
Last summer, the headless corpse of Reinhold Messner's brother Günther emerged out of the snowmelt on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat. After 35 years of nasty arguments and accusations, would the discovery finally reveal who was to blame for his death and solve one of mountaineering's greatest mysteries?
F E A T U R E S
There’s no time like now to start living large, and we show you how in our 2006 Adventure Life List: 50 feats, quests, and random acts of adrenaline that are guaranteed to blow your mind.
MAKE A COMEBACK LIKE KELLY SLATER by Michael Roberts // BAG AN 8,000-METER PEAK by Ed Viesturs // SAIL AN OCEAN by Emma Richards // RIDE THE TOUR by Chris Carmichael
PLUS: 15 essential FITNESS TIPS from Paul Scott to get you in the shape of your life, and the most excellent exploits of writers Ian Frazier, Ann Patchett, and more.
AND THE BUFF SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
Through a mixture of diet, exercise, and ardent belief, Dr. Ben Lerner is leading a massive fitness revolution driven by Christian faith. His multi-million-dollar empire of bestsellers, videos, and supplements strikes some as Elmer Gantry hucksterism, but not even a heathen can argue with divinely hard abs.
By Jake Halpren
“ES IST MEIN BRUDER!”
Ever since Reinhold Messner lost his brother Güther on Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat in 1970, he’s fought claims that he abandoned the 24-year-old to go for personal glory. Last July, a heat wave uncovered Güther’s body, and mountaineering’s greatest living legend seized the chance to clear his name. But does the evidence put this deadly matter to rest?
By Greg Child
D E P A R T M E N T S
D I S P A T C H E S
» Harnessing the cool energy of Snoop Dogg and the BLACK EYED PEAS, adventure goes hip-hop.
» Carbs are still the best sports fuel. We scoured the shelves to find six SUPERCHARGED GRAINS, from bulgur to barley.
» Scientists have identified THE DAREDEVIL GENE, giving you a brand-new excuse the next time you try something crazy: “My DNA made me do it!” PLUS: CHRIS CARMICHAEL talks “negative-split” workouts featuring slow starts and strong finishes for ultimate fat-burning performance.
» DAVID MASIEL‘s new thriller, The Western Limit of the World; Mark Bowen follows climatologist Lonnie Thompson to some of the world’s tallest peaks in Thin Ice; KONG SPEAKS: Andy Serkis reveals the secrets behind acting like a 25-foot ape.
» Ice climber INES PAPERT has run out of competitors to beat. Fortunately, there are still mountains to conquer.
» Look to the snowcats of Nelson, BRITISH COLUMBIA, for fresh tracks and 18,000-vertical-foot days.
» A new EASTER ISLAND lodge opens for luxury-seeking adventurists.
» THE WILD FILE goes fly-fishing for bats, explores animal warfare, counts the visible stars, and more.
REVIEW & BODYWORK SPECIAL
AMATEUR HOCKEY is one of winter’s fastest-growing sports, combining agility, endurance, and high-speed thrills. We bring you essential skills, the country’s 13 best city leagues, and all the gear—from Nike, Easton, Bauer, and others—you need to lace up and take to the ice.
THE HARD WAY
For incurable wanderer Mark Jenkins, the worst part of any adventure isn’t the high-altitude bivies or croc-infested waters—it’s LEAVING HOME.