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May/June 2022

11 easy summer adventures, in pursuit of outdoor nudity, cushioned running shoes are back, is ultralight gear really worth it?, the world’s best new trail-running route, and siege of the Amarula: a terrifying true story of courage and survival

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The 40-year-old captain is taking the sailing world by storm, aiming to break dozens of records, including the fastest solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe

It’s way more expensive and not as comfortable. Our gear director weighs the pros and cons of an über-light kit.

It’s easy to fall for the bells and whistles, but the hardtail wins with its affordability, versatility, and simplicity

We’re for an official mandate: make this the season of long weekends. To help you out, we found the most fun new summer adventures.

Essential gear for any type of summer travel and adventure

After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors

When vast gas reserves were discovered off the idyllic coast of northern Mozambique, a crew of roughnecks flew in from around the world to make their fortunes. But in March 2021, Islamist rebels attacked, and the foreigners and thousands of Mozambicans were abandoned. Two hundred holed up at the Amarula Lodge, where the expats faced a choice: save themselves, or risk it all to save everyone. As oil and gas fuel a new war in Europe, Alex Perry pieces together, shot by shot, a stunning morality tale for the global economy.

The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.

Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.

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The Wigudun Galu Association celebrates the ancestral gender diversity of their Indigenous territory

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