Outside Magazine, January/February 2016
The Theory of Everything
The only problem you’ll have in the planet’s ultimate adventure mecca is deciding what to do first
A rollicking new book examines the extraordinary, nearly forgotten life of the american scout and adventurer
For two days, freeskiers and snowboarders will replace baseball players in this iconic stadium as part of a new big-air event.
Everything you need to know to crash in the backcountry (in a good way)
Stay warm in all kinds of conditions, with these versatile down-alternative outer and midlayers
A backcountry plank handmade in New England
The endless cascade of nutritional information—about localism, vegetarianism, veganism, organic food, the environmental impact of eating meat, poultry, or fish, and more—makes the simple goal of a healthy, sustainable diet seem hopelessly complex. We talked to scientists, chefs, and farmers to get the ultimate rundown on how you should fuel up.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure
Extreme sports are powerful medicine for kids who are allergic to sitting still. That's good news for everyone with attention deficits—and better news for the future of exploration. By Florence Williams
You're Not Dead Until You're Warm and Dead
People coming back to life after being frozen stiff. Frogs that cryopreserve for winter and then reanimate. The new science of extreme cold is offering revolutionary new insights and therapies for everything from deadly exposure to peak athletic performance. By Rene Ebersole
Avalanche Rescue Needs a Revolutionary
Swiss snow-safety expert Manuel Genswein has no patience for tradition-based rescue techniques. Now he's proving to the world that his way is the best way for saving buried skiers, one shovel and beacon at a time. By Devon O'Neil
60 Is the New 25
People thought Ned Overend was a freak of nature when he was winning mountain-bike races at 40. That was 20 years ago. Now the sexagenarian is crushing fat-bike racers a third his age. By Jon Billman
First Look: Megacompany Under Armour is making a push into the outdoor-apparel market.
Media: The fearless, forgotten exploits of a frontier legend.
Drink: Mexican hot chocolates are the newest trend.
Primer: Move over, Green Monster—a big-air competition is coming to Fenway.
Crowdfunding: What do Olympians do when they're short on cash? Get some from fans.
New Zealand: The only problem you'll have in the planet's ultimate adventure mecca is deciding what to do first. Paddling, mountain biking, heli-fishing, stargazing, wine sipping—the fun menu is unlimited.
Adventure Beta: First tracks are always yours at these backcountry huts.
Wanted: A hand-shaped snowboard custom-built for steeps and trees.
Stress Tested: Versatile down-alternative jackets.
Upgrade: Ski-hut necessities.
Outfitted: The perfect après kit.
Lowdown: Gear subscriptions are here.