A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park

Each year an estimated 300,000 smugglers, known as ‘kolbars,’ haul millions of pounds of contraband from Iraq to Iran over the 14,000-foot peaks of the Zagros Mountains. More than 50 of them will die—shot dead, killed in accidents, or freezing to death—and countless more will be arrested and imprisoned. Alex Perry travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to investigate the roots of a trade that all but defies comprehension.

The IFSC had to apologize—twice—for broadcasting sexualized footage of climber Johanna Farber. The time for women athletes to be portrayed with respect is long overdue.

The state of the steelhead in the Columbia and Snake River watersheds is dire. A Pacific Northwest steelhead angler grapples with how best to honor the people, places, and resources that she loves. 

As the lead singer of the band Sleigh Bells and a dedicated climber, Alexis Krauss knows a thing or two about enjoying life on the open highway

The eight-day Tour de France Femmes represents a step forward for women’s pro cycling, but a sizable gender gap still exists in the sport

How the wheelchair racer competed in the Chicago and Boston Marathons on back-to-back days

A short film explores the trials of a Team USA athlete struggling to overcome obstacles to compete at an elite level—and challenging our notions about what life as a quadriplegic can look like

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With so much riding to choose from, where to start? We asked some of the area’s most dedicated cyclists for their recommendations.

Three days before Indigenous People’s Day, President Biden reversed the largest attack on public lands in recent history

On an expedition to track lemurs in Madagascar, wildlife ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant found her confidence and her voice

Our favorite wildlife competition crowned an aging winner this year, and reminded us that for the chubby bears we love, the stakes will always be high

Common mistakes you’re probably making when your best friend takes off, and what to do next time

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Looking for a city packed with adventure and history? Head for Little Rock.

If you get lost or injured in the woods these days, aid might come from above—in the form of small-propeller drones that are revolutionizing SAR and saving lives

A few years ago, I was a vocal proponent of the outdoor industry incorporating Indigenous land acknowledgments as standard business practice. As it’s become more common, my perspective has evolved.

An abstract view of some of the world’s most beautiful land- and waterscapes

For philosopher John Kaag, a trek in the Alps during his youth was the beginning of a long and winding journey

And what it means for the future of America’s public lands

With the right gear, mindset, creativity, and some science-based hacks, you don’t have to just survive this winter, you can thrive. Here’s how to embrace the cold all season long.

It’s not just a momentary mood booster, but a reminder of what we’re capable of

Red tape is the new bar tape

Hardcore cyclists are repulsed when a guy rides naked from the waist up. Why? During a long, sweltering summer, our writer defied the haters, risking all to bring blissful freedom to his sweaty torso.

The British Columbia Supreme Court mandated that law enforcement leave the front lines, in part due to its failure to uphold civil liberties

The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby

Scientists, planners, and even the Army Corps of Engineers are turning to natural solutions like coral reefs and sand dunes to protect coastal communities against intensifying storm surges and flooding

We’ve all felt that panic when you wander off trail and can’t find your way back. Gaia GPS solves this problem.

The outdoors are all around you, no matter where you live

Pawel Szafruga recently did the unthinkable by summiting all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single thru-hike. Will others follow?

This episode of Gnarly Nutrition’s four-part video series, Fuel for Life, shines the spotlight on racer Blake Hansen. The series pulls back the curtain on the pursuits of four athletes and illuminates the underlying values and human stories behind our favorite sports. 

The endurance cyclist completed the 257-mile Iceland Crossing route in 19 hours and 45 minutes

Freestyle and whitewater kayaker Dane Jackson goes big. This video, by Novus Select and Flow Motion Ariels, highlights his best moments of 2020.

What drives Steve Tatko? The fear of losing the forest he grew up in.

Wes Siler explains why ATVs aren’t the menace to the outdoors many have come to believe they are

Christopher Blevins became the first U.S. man since 1994 to win a round of the cross-country Mountain Bike World Cup

Kona? Out. St. George? In. Instead of the Big Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, triathlon’s Big Show will take place in southwestern Utah.

For Tributaries Digital Cinema, balancing cameras on shaky bows is just the way to show off life aboard beautiful boats

In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do

Máxima Acuña fights to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corporation

Williams is offering the biggest prize purse in U.S. cycling at a new criterium in Sacramento

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch

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