Outside Magazine, November 2016

The Love Issue


Till Boredom Do Us Part
At its best love is a marathon, one that only gets better as the adventures pile up. From those first dates to the golden years, here’s how to make your romantic life epic.

Thirty years after Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 crashed into a Bolivian peak carry-ing 29 people and a load of smuggled snakeskins, two Boston buddies scoured the mountain’s flanks to try and solve one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. By Peter Frick-Wright

Pussies Galore
Fat cats, skinny cats, spot-ted cats, sick cats. Hawaii’s hundreds of thousands of feral felines are decimating its endangered birds. Con­ser­vationists want to eliminate the “kitties of doom.” But cat people won’t go down without a fight. By Paul Kvinta

First Look: Utah startup Mountain Hub is out to crowdsource avalanche safety. 
Food: What’s ­behind the oily-fish craze?
Stunts: Aussie daredevil Rex Pemberton’s quest to parachute his way to surf-video greatness
Gear: As global temps rise, jacket manufacturers slim down. 
Outsider: Vikings star Travis Fimmel takes minimalism to the max.

Wanted: A jump rope that counts reps for you. 
Skis: Featherweight tips and honeycomb polymers mean nimbler turns and harder charging. 
Spectrum: Buoyant decks with plenty of float, finesse, and pop.
Upgrade: Luminous gear for winter’s fading light.

In the Lead: Can the nature cure ever compete with Xanax?
Active Cities: Washington, D.C. 
Pulse: IV hydration clinics, Epic bone broth, per­fect instant coffee, and a retired runner taking on the New York City Marathon.
Tools: The athlete’s kitchen. 

Mexico: Yoga retreats in Tulum, ­farm-to-table bounty in Baja, Pacific surf, and tequila from the source in Guadalajara. ­There’s mucho mas to our southern neighbor than meets the eye.


Parting Shot