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Axie Navas takes a look at a new sport that's figuring out its place—on the snow and in the air

How a secretive, stunt-loving energy-drink company pulled off one of the coolest feats in adventure history

What happens when you turn the world’s deadliest sport into a competition? Welcome to the World Wingsuit League.

There can be only one super-specific, outdoor sport

Maybe you've never heard of Lucky Chance—born Toby Benham—but the Australian climber, circus act, and all-around stunt monkey was testing the limits of BASE jumping in 2011 when he survived a horrible mountainside crash in France. What happens when a highflier falls to earth? He starts over—no matter how daunting the prospect.

Short conversations with the world's most interesting people

The legendary daredevil talks about recovering from the accident that almost killed him

One Step Beyond is a profile of snowboarder and BASE jumper Geraldine Fasnacht. You can buy the film on March 8 at director Seb Montaz’s site.

Where are the best places in the world to learn to BASE jump?

In this teaser for HBO’s Real Sports, BASE jumper Jeb Corliss crashes into Table Mountain. The show airs this Sunday at 10 Eastern.

The husband and wife team perform their Wingsuit versus Edge 540 stunt in the video above. Read more in “As Long as They Both Shall Live.”…

Lindsey Van talks about the new film Ready to Fly and her struggle to get women's ski jumping into the 2014 Winter Olympics

BASE stands for “buildings, antennae, spans, and earth,” and jumpers parachute from these and other fixed ­objects—an incredibly risky pursuit that has claimed at least 180 lives since 1981. The world’s deadliest sport has no governing body, but the online magazine Blinc maintains the official BASE jumping fatality list (BFL), which assigns each dead jumper a B

Professional daredevils Rex and Melissa Pemberton were drawn together by a mutual passion for risk and adrenaline. Now they have a marriage based on love, trust, and the strange, stoic acceptance that their life partner could die at any moment.

The swiss pilot and self-proclaimed Jetman flies above the Swiss Alps with a team of Breitling jets.

Friends, family, fellow dirtbags, and the man himself on one of the world's best aerialists

Presenting 25 of the best adventure, investigative, and nature documentaries ever. Plus: the best of a new generation of action films.

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans to jump out of a balloon gondola 23 miles above the earth, breaking the altitude record for skydiving and becoming the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound. Dangerous? Only if his parachutes fail, he's killed by shock waves, or he starts spinning so fast that his brain snaps loose from its st

It's never been easier to show off your chops: Thanks to video sharing, any wannabe with an iPhone can aspire to a brief moment in the spotlight. But a few self-made stars manage to stick around. Here are four Outside-approved YouTubers who've turned their 15 minutes into everything from Red Bull sponsorships to record deals.

Paragliding trips in the Indian Himalayas are deadly, unpredictable...and one of the greatest thrills on earth.

Photos by Jody MacDonald

In January, Dubai celebrated the opening of the tallest building in the world, the 2,716-foot Burj Khalifa, by allowing two men from the United Arab Emirates to leap from it, setting the record for the highest BASE jump from a building. But they weren’t the first. The Burj had been…

Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...

He snuck a parachute up the Empire State Building under a fat suit. He says he knows how to fly. Crazy? Maybe. But Jeb Corliss is sure fun to watch.

Because every second you’re not living life to the fullest is an opportunity missed—and the clock is ticking. To get you going, we’ve handpicked a no-regrets, full-throttle, see-the-world list of 50 things to do before you die—from climbing an 8,000-meter peak to making the perfect martini. Pro surfer Kelly Slater…

The future doesn’t just happen. The next frontiers of adventure, fitness, gear, and sport are crafted by bold visionaries with world-changing dreams—and the minds and muscles to make them real. Behold the 25 all-star innovators leading us beyond tomorrow. 1. Conrad Anker: High-Altitude Altruist 2. Josh Donlan:…

Widen the horizons of adventure by taking the controls and becoming a pilot

From NASCAR rides to stunt-plane flights, gift giving gets amped up by a new wave of adventure entrepreneurs

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry spent his life defying and outflying death. Then it caught up.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's plane wreckage answers a 60-year-old riddle. Or does it?

Pilot an ultralight and what do you get? A bird's-eye view of the world and a dose of the maverick spirit of flying.

Travel can be a minefield of fatigue, jet lag, strange food, and fitness regimens shot to hell. It doesn't have to be that way. With our road-warrior plan, you can fight back—and win.

One score and five years ago, this magazine burst onto the scene with a bold idea and a mission. The idea was that, against all odds, adventure is alive and well—and a force to reckon with and celebrate. The mission was to find new heroes, phenomenal athletes and explorers, the…

TALL LATTE BEFORE WORK, double espresso in the afternoon, short cappuccino after dinner—it's the only way to tolerate Seattle's gray days. But when the clouds break and the Cascades, the Olympics, and Puget Sound appear, you know where you need to be. Grab a quadruple shot and get going.

A peek inside the dog-eat-dog world of archaeological sleuths, historic aircraft buffs, and serial entrepreneurs trying to solve the mystery of what happened to one of the greatest aviators of the 20th century

Our thoroughly opinionated guide to the five sexiest sporting islands.

Forming the ideal spitball, firing the propane, perfecting the Miss America wave—and other mind-expanding ways to spend your vacation

Let the motorized leaf peepers have their New England. It'll keep them far away from ours.

Thanks to improved safety standards and tandem flights, scores of acrophobes are giving hang gliding a second wind. And now, they're soaring in style—over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Struck by an urge to leap off a tall building? Pack your chute and head for Malaysia.

Once a year, the adventurous Jenkins boys will be boys, reforging the bonds of brotherly affection by nearly killing themselves

The Pacific Rim's most explosive endurance sport combines speed, pain, and ancient tradition

Soaring over four continents, three oceans, and assorted hostile nations aboard a high-tech gondola, Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jones of England this year became the first men to circle the world by hot-air balloon. Here is their diary—the unforgettable highs, the lows, and the humdrum routine experienced by the unlikely duo who vowed to boldly g

New School Skiing is teaching good old hotdogging some radical new tricks