Stroud spearfishes by torchlight.
Stroud spearfishes by torchlight. (Courtesy of Laura Bombier)

The Outside Interview

Conversations with people that push the limits.

Stroud spearfishes by torchlight.


MELISSA ARNOT wants to be the first American woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen.

The Musher

Yukon Quest champion SEBASTIAN SCHNUELLE talks about eating vacuum-packed McNuggets, cooking for canines, and taking on Lance Mackey.

Cold, Hard, Fast

RAY ZAHAB and KEVIN VALLELY talk about the importance of butter, bacon, and iPods on their record-setting South Pole expedition.

Simon Says…

The king of big air, SIMON DUMONT, talks about overcoming fear, setting records, and the one person he’d most like to take out on the slopes.

Natural Selection

When Survivorman LES STROUD ventures into the world’s harshest environments alone, he always brings one thing with him. It’s not what you think.

The Eiger, Unroped

DEAN POTTER needed a new high, so he climbed a 5.12+ route up the Eiger with only a BASE parachute as protection against a fall. Plus: Video

Nuge World Order

Before our reporter tosses out any significant questions, guitar god TED NUGENT calls her a wench with an agenda. After that, things only get more interesting.

Nine Times

We called KELLY SLATER in Spain, on his Australian cell phone, immediately after his ninth World Surfing Championship to find out how it feels and what’s next.

Another Cup?

Reigning World Cup champ LINDSEY VONN talks about repeating in 2009.

Seven Days in the Desert

You can still blister when wearing SPF 60 sunscreen. DEAN KARNAZES shares this and other lessons learned before heading out to race in the soft sand and 135-degree heat of the Sahara.

Two-Wheeled Act

Congressman EARL BLUMENAUER cycles through political road-blocks so that you can get paid for biking to work.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Courtesy of Laura Bombier