Outside Magazine, Jul 2012
This month in Outside
Have doping scandals made you want to swear off the Tour forever? Here are five reasons not to pull the plug on this year's race.
Wild family adventure in King Arthur country
November is fast approaching, but neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama is talking about the E-word. Our eight experts coach them on how to handle one of the year's most sensitive issues.
A descendant of America’s most famous acrobatic family brings classic daredevilry back to Niagara Falls
All you need to know about going wild with man's best friend, including training tips, canine gear, and wilderness etiquette
Robert Young Pelton has traveled to war zones, been kidnapped by rebels, and tracked pirates in Somalia. Why does he keep going back?
The Olympian on beating Bolt and how he came back from his doping ban
The renowned actor and his son talk to Outside about the fight to bring back the Colorado
Why the crisis in California’s state parks could foretell turmoil for public playgrounds everywhere
Burt's Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby wants to hand the government a new national park in northern Maine—election-year politics and residents' NIMBYism be damned. Brian Kevin investigates the boldest conservation plan in decades.
The 10-summit tour across the top of Wyoming’s Tetons is one of the most difficult—and stunning—climbing trips in North America. Christopher Solomon has the scars to prove it.
From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories
The stablest country in the Middle East also makes for the most action-packed getaway
Short conversations with the world's most interesting people
In February, Andy Schleck became the official winner of the 2010 Tour de France when Alberto Contador was stripped of his title following a positive drug test. This year, he plans on winning it in Paris.
Sasha DiGiulian has already climbed harder than any American woman in history. We caught up with her to talk about college and whether women will ever outclimb men.
The world record holder dishes on his diamond grills and his plans for London
In the stunning and remote wilderness along northern British Columbia’s Highway 16, at least 18 women—by some estimates, many more—have gone missing over the past four decades. After years of investigation, authorities still don’t know if it’s the work of a serial killer or multiple offenders. Bob Friel drives into the darkness for answers.
The legendary daredevil talks about recovering from the accident that almost killed him
Priceless advice from world-champion decathlete Trey Hardee, who has distilled a decade of training and nutrition wisdom into one customizable gold-medal fitness formula.
The champion decathlete shares his favorite recovery meal
Outside talks to the man who kick-started the minimalist revolution
The filmmaker behind The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom explains why she's drawn to the world's gnarliest spots
April Vokey’s crusade to save a foundering sport
Ric Gillespie has spent the past three decades looking for what he calls an “any-idiot artifact”: a bombproof discovery that will persuade the world he’s found Earhart’s crash site. Here are TIGHAR’s greatest whiffs.
Tantalizing new evidence prompts an ambitious search for Amelia Earhart by a group that can't seem to quit
NOW HEAR THIS
For our second annual Interview Issue, we asked 21 of the most colorful, engaging voices of 2012 to sound off.
SPRINTER JUSTIN GATLIN ON MAKING A COMEBACK
Interview by Abe Streep
BASE JUMPER JEB CORLISS ON LUCKY CRASHES
Interview by Matt Higgins
CYCLIST ANDY SCHLECK ON TOUR DE FRANCE DESTINY
Interview by Andrew Hood
SWIMMER RYAN LOCHTE ON BEATING MICHAEL PHELPS
Interview by Ryan Krogh
DIRECTOR LUCY WALKER ON FILMING CATASTROPHE
Interview by David Holbrooke
AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL ON GOING BAREFOOT
Interview by Christopher Keyes
ADVENTURER ROBERT YOUNG PELTON ON DANGEROUS PLACES
Interview by Sam Moulton
CLIMBER SASHA DIGIULIAN ON BREAKING INTO THE BOYS’ CLUB
Interview by Adam Roy
FILMMAKERS ROBERT AND JAMIE REDFORD ON SAVING OUR RIVERS
Interview by Abe Streep
Plus: Getting politicians to speak candidly about the environment, and questions for James Cameron, Christo, and Bobo the Sasquatch tracker.
bodywork + exposure special
NOTES FROM AN ALCHEMIST
Champion decathlete Trey Hardee breaks down his training, diet, and recovery into a customizable formula that will have you in the best shape of your life. By Ryan Krogh
HIGHWAY OF TEARS
Since 1969, at least 18 women have vanished from a remote stretch of road in northern British Columbia. Bob Friel takes a long drive through a mysterious landscape to ask some frightening questions.
First Look: Huge crashes, blazing bikes, no clear favorite—just a few reasons we can’t wait for the Tour de France.
Drawing Board: After a 125-year ban, a tightrope walker takes on Niagara Falls.
Quests: Why the race to find Amelia Earhart’s plane is heating up. Again.
XX Factor: Meet the new and beautiful first lady of fly-fishing.
Feuds: California plans to shutter 70 of its recreation areas. Is this the death knell for state parks as we know them?
Invade Canada! Our neighbor to the north claims some of the world’s best adventure playgrounds. From mountain biking in Quebec to climbing in British Columbia, these are your prime targets.
Journeys: Four awe-inspiring trips in one (very safe) Middle Eastern country.
Watches that pop and sunglasses with woodsy appeal. Plus: Enough with the sport-specific eyewear in public.
Covet: From slo-mo video to razor-sharp stills, the latest DSLR does it all.
Road Runners: Shoes for every type of pavement pounder.
Race Tech: Post your best triathlon with these nine ultralight, aerodynamic, fatigue-fighting tools.
THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR COMPANION
All you need to know about going wild with man’s best friend, including training tips, canine gear, and wilderness etiquette.
Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby wants to give the federal government 74,000 acres for a national park. Why do so many locals have a problem with that? By Brian Kevin
Ten summits. Three days. One nagging case of Lyme disease. Nothing can stop aspiring hardman Christopher Solomon from totally surviving one of the most difficult guided climbs in America.