Exploration & Survival
A storm rolled into Riverside County on October 22, stranding the duo high on a famed rock climbing route
From selecting a site to securing your tent, here's how to set up your winter camp.
After becoming paralyzed from the chest down, the mountain athlete found an unlikely ally in recovery: psychedelics
Brody Leven's layering hacks might change how you pack for winter adventures
Meet one of the winners of the 2021 Defender Service Awards—and the rescue vehicle that helps them get the work done
The exuberant king of survival TV insists that our wild adventures are about more than just chasing fun—they are the keys that get us through the struggles of our everyday lives
In 1937, Washburn left his cameras and gear behind while attempting to hike out of the Saint Elias Range. Almost a century later, freeskier Griffin Post set out to find the cache.
Need a backcountry overnight dwelling in a crisis? Survival skills instructor Jessie Krebs has you covered.
Hiker Rebecca Clark says she ended up with a hole in her back and lots of stickers and thorns, but otherwise she is OK
Get ready for your best winter ever with tips from these cold-weather experts
Get the most of winter—and never go inside again—with tips from the experts
An injured hiker is lucky to be alive after she was spotted by a passenger aboard Colorado’s Durango-Silverton railroad
Recreating in the outdoors has helped Ted Hesser overcome some of his most challenging days
Leon Sparks, 44, was trying to summit three mountains in one trek when he tumbled down Colorado’s El Diente Peak
Hiker Andrew Devers went missing in Washington State’s Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest with no food or water in June 2021
On a bike-hike-scramble epic from his front door to the summit of a fourteener, Colorado-based climber Ryan Wichelns races the weather
A mare named Oriana is lucky to be alive after a terrifying tumble down a ravine in Oregon
Behold, direct satellite-to-phone connectivity “anywhere you can see the sky”
Rescuers say Jetal Agnihotri, 29, died after being swept away by flash floods on Friday
Public-health crises are greatly helped by accurate numbers. Why can’t we get a true count of heat deaths?
Park Service officials believe the human remains are connected to a death that occurred near the Abyss Pool hot springs on July 31
A group of researchers from University of California at Irvine investigated the link between SAR incidents, park visitation, and Twitter posts. Their conclusions could inform how hikers portray their own adventures—and view those of others—online.
A 22-year-old man participating in an outdoor educator course was killed by a lightning strike in the Absaroka Mountains on Tuesday evening
How people get lost (and found) in the outdoors
Running solo is one of the best ways to wind down after a long day. Here’s how to feel safe and confident doing it.
Last week my house burned to the ground, and if that’s not bad enough, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder
The Land Rover Defender Service Awards from 2021 cover a range of community services. Here are the winners—and how they've put their new Defenders to use.
As a professional mountain guide, Jeff Evans is no stranger to close calls, and freely admits he’s skirted death more than once. But nothing he’s experienced has been as terrifying as the minute-plus he spent submerged under an onslaught of crashing waves.
“In short, FICOR will make the outdoors more accessible, equitable, and positive to more Americans.”
Brian Boland was a prolific creator of handcrafted hot-air balloons who set distance and altitude records all over the world. But on July 15, 2021, during a routine outing with a family in Vermont, things went dramatically wrong. Sarah Schweitzer examines Boland’s eccentric and adventurous life, and finds out what happened on his fateful last flight.
A British tourist trekking in Kyrgyzstan was enveloped by a massive slide. Rather than take cover, he filmed the whole thing. We are... glad he’s OK.
Warrick Mitchell grew up in the secluded southwest corner of the country’s South Island
An unidentified hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021
The federal government’s authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions is at risk, as right wing Supreme Court justices rewrite American laws
On June 21, the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Five Tribes of the Intertribal Coalition signed a cooperative management agreement for Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument. It marks a shift in our history at a time when we’ve never needed to collaborate more.
After kicking off an enormous slide on a familiar backcountry run in Colorado, our writer was forced to reconsider his relationship with skiing
Almost 9.5 million acres in 13 western states are permanently inaccessible to the general public because they're surrounded by private land. BLM director Tracy Stone-Manning wants to keep chipping away at them, acre by acre.
The Outside survival column returns with a shocking story from rural Massachusetts
Thanks to a lot of hard work, skill, luck, and love, these amazing animals emerged safely from the flames and disruption
Waves swept two hikers out to sea on the Northern California coast last week
Fresh out of film school, Soraya Simi’s first documentary was centered around the Paralympic rower’s 2,500-mile solo journey to Hawaii. Except Madsen never made it.
The cause of Paul “Grandmaster” Classen’s fatal fall is still unclear
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.
Takeaways from a thoughtful life spent outdoors
Be ready for whatever the road throws at you with a drawer system that’s customizable to your every need
Start fly-fishing with confidence and a cool can of Bell’s Two Hearted IPA in hand
An affidavit filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit confirms that the treasure was buried inside an iconic American landmark, and now officials are scrambling to keep the exact location secret
Regardless of how experienced you are, exploring with a guide can elevate your experience. Plus, you’ll be supporting the livelihoods of the people who care for and call Utah home.
Three experts on history’s greatest survival story discuss why the discovery of the Antarctic shipwreck only adds to the mystique of the famed explorer
For Erich Swartz, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day
The team behind the shipwreck’s discovery sought more than just a shipwreck
This North Carolina city is an outdoor vacation hub you’ll never want to leave
If the Magnolia State isn’t on your radar for outdoor recreation, you’re missing out