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This Saturday will mark the one year anniversary of the imprisonment of three Americans in Iran, the New York Times reports. Iranian authorities captured Shane Bauer, 27, his girlfriend, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27,…

Erik Leidecker, a member of the First Ascent ski guide team, IFMGA mountain guide, and owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides, was one of the guest speakers at the…

Being in prison won't stop the American hikers jailed for crossing into Iran in July from continuing to live their lives. Shane Bauer has just proposed to Sarah Shourd, giving her a ring that he made with thread taken from his shirt,…

  The three American hikers detained in Iran were reunited with theirmothers earlier today. Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah…

Despite no evidence that human sexual activity attracts bears, concerns about the potential noises and odors involved attracting the animals remains a backcountry fear, according to backpacker.com.The myth originated in a scary true story: In 1980, two teenagers—onemale, one female—were killed and partially consumed in…

As Outside's Chief Inspiration Officer, I've been asked by the editors to share some of the uplifting stories I come across in my organization, The Mission Continues. One that inspires me personally is the story of Casey Fulp. On May 1st, former Special Forces Medic Casey Fulp started his…

After 13 years, South Korean Oh Eun-sun, 44, is the first woman to have scaled the world's 14 mountains over 26,247 feet (8,000 meters) after summiting Annapurna on Tuesday. The president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, Ang Tshering,…

Ready for a hike? According to topix.com, one should consider these three things when packing for a day on the trail: Healthy Carbohydrates such a as granola, apples, celery and carrots or pita with hummus. Good-for-you-fats like peanut butter and jelly or a low-sugar…

The lush peaks of Iraqi Kurdistan are irresistible to a certain breed of bold backpacker: They're exotic, beautiful, and way off the beaten track. But when three young Americans were arrested by Iranian border guards in July 2009 after straying too far down a waterfall trail, the costs of adventure travel got a lot higher. As the hikers languished in their cell

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The Sierra Club is offering the world's best internship, according to sierraclub.org. From the club's San Francisco headquarters, interns will travel the country to raft and hike with the…

Photos retracing Mao Zedong's epic 1934 long march through China's great snowy mountains.

Minnesota-native Mike Hanson, blind since birth, set out on his quest to hike the Appalachian Trail today. Hanson will use only a GPS on the trek, although he will be…

Getting tipsy every night and gaining weight every day: This is how you backpack in Corsica

BRETT DENNEN talks to Outside's RYAN KROGH about backpacking, fishing, and his new album.

Dean Potter talks to Outside's Ryan Krogh about freeBASEing the Eiger.

It's just a few short miles from the neon strip to the inky desert beyond. But to a solitary walker on her way out of town, the worlds of casino palaces and redrock spires might as well be galaxies apart.

Want to experience the suicidal rush of trying to break into the outdoor gear biz? Join us now for the saga of GoLite, a crazy little startup with everything stacked against it—except for one featherweight idea whose time may have come.

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