Sarah Outen, Photo by Nigel Millard Two years ago today, 25-year-old English adventurer Sarah Outen set out to row the Indian Ocean solo, becoming the first and only woman to do so when she finished in August 2009. Today, she's…

I've been having a hard time motivating to ride lately. Maybe it's because I've been logging too many hours on the trainer. Or perhaps it's that the spring winds are starting to strafe Santa Fe again, blasting away at my resolve as well. I use lots of ploys to beat…

I've been having a hard time motivating to ride lately. Maybe it's because I've been logging too many hours on the trainer. Or perhaps it's that the spring winds are starting to strafe Santa Fe again, blasting away at my resolve as well. I use lots of ploys to beat…

  Fourteen years and 270 pounds separate Markos Geneti and Kelly Gneiting, yet both men set records in last Sunday's Los Angeles marathon. Geneti, a 26-year-old Ethiopian, ran a 2:06:35  to beat the course…

  Fourteen years and 270 pounds separate Markos Geneti and Kelly Gneiting, yet both men set records in last Sunday's Los Angeles marathon. Geneti, a 26-year-old Ethiopian, ran a 2:06:35  to… Three-time overall World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn was denied a chance to defend her title Saturday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, after the International Ski Federation cancelled the season's final event because of wet, foggy weather, the AP…

We're wishing Tyler Bradt the best. According to his Facebook page, he injured his spine on Oregon's Abiqua Creek yesterday. Bradt's L1 was pulled apart and he has surgery in the morning. The surgeon says he can expect 12 weeks of recovery time. “I'll be back on the river sooner…

We're wishing Tyler Bradt the best. According to his Facebook page, he injured his spine on Oregon's Abiqua Creek yesterday. Bradt's L1 was pulled apart and he has surgery in the morning. The surgeon says he can expect 12 weeks of recovery time. “I'll be back on the river sooner…

2010 Maverick's Surf Contest. Courtesy of Jacobovs at Wikimedia. North Shore big-wave surfer Sion Milosky died Wednesday afternoon at the popular California surf break Maverick's, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He was… In January, we reported on snowboarder Shaun White’s desire to learn performance driving and his subsequent partnering with BFGoodrich. After riding shotgun a few times with two-time Formula Drift champion Samuel…

The American Alpine Club recognized outstanding achievements in conservation, climbing, mountaineering and community service at its Annual Benefit Dinner on February 26 in Seattle, Washington. The Robert and Miriam Underhill Award went to 88-year-old Fred Beckey for his lifetime…

I'll admit, we're way late in posting this. But just because we're halfway through March doesn't mean the top 10 blogs of February are irrelevent. Read on! Number 10: SIA: The Splitboard Revolution Number 9: Gear Junkie: Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011 Number 8:…

Whitewater kayaker Hendrik Coetzee had decided to call it a career after a decade of first descents on the wildest rivers in Africa. The river’s most feared predator had a different ending in store.

A new record on Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail.

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A 58-year-old Aspen socialite is forcing the world to grapple with just what it means to swim across the ocean.

Soccer's hardest-working man has spent a lifetime developing the endurance, speed, and smarts needed to close the deal when it counts.

If there's a limit to what the human body can endure, the late Jure Robic was the one drawing the line.

Brash phenom Jordy Smith is revolutionizing surfing with a new breed of above-the-wave tricks. He'll be the next great champion—if he can just grow up.

A coffee-table photography book of the world’s greatest adventurers and the places they tackled.

Last spring, Christy Mahon became the first woman to ski all 54 Colorado fourteeners. And she didn't brag about it.

Are your workouts working against you? Why one addictive kind of training might be sabotaging your game.

There were always rumors of drug abuse and binge drinking, but until Andy Irons died mysteriously in a Dallas hotel, nobody close to the surfing legend was willing to talk. In an exclusive, friends and sponsors break surfing's code of silence to recount the tragic descent and final days of the sport's most troubled star.

Surfer Sage Erickson is working towards a spot on the ASP World Tour.

The X-Games gold medalist shares her top five tips to make the most of your ski trip.

Skier Grete Eliassen is making her name on the slopes.

Tony Hawk went from skateboarder to mogul. How did that happen?

Big-mountain snowboard king Jeremy Jones is leading the sport into a new era of responsibility—which makes him very uncomfortable.

At 25, he has a pair of X Games medals, a blossoming photojournalism career, and a well-received memoir. But no legs.

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.

When British triathlete Chrissie Wellington lines up at the Ironman World Championship, in Kona, Hawaii, October 9, she'll be going for a fourth-straight title.

Outside Magazine offers free photo galleries. See the best in outdoor photography, featuring top pictures of climber Alex Puccio.

He's the original dirtbag hero, with a record of first ascents and endless exploration that will never be matched. At 87, Fred Beckey is still crazy for rock.

All told, the Marolts have six ski descents from about 7,000 meters. “People who haven’t done this have no concept,” Mike says. “It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do.”

"And the winner is... Sebastian? The fucking German guy who can't paddle?!" That's how surf icon Christian Fletcher announced the winner of the Billabong XXL Biggest Wave prize, Sebastian Steudtner, at this year's awards ceremony. The 25-year-old from Nuremberg won with a successful ride of a 66-foot wave on December 7, 2009, at Maui

Is it ever too late to become an elite athlete? Sure. But Leander, Texas, native Liz Hatch, 30, has extended the admissions deadline. She got her first bike at age 24—an escape, she says, from a troubled relationship and the cigarettes-and-cocktails lifestyle of Miami, where she was living. Six years later, she's a key domestique on the Belgian powerho

This year, U.S. Soccer finally fields a team worthy of competing—and making a serious run—at the world's greatest tournament. Heard that one before? Presenting a few reasons June in South Africa could be a whole different story.

The list of seven summits climbers used to read like an alpinist all-star team. Now there are kids who can include it on their college applications.

The ten greatest adventurers since 1900.

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A new travel outfitter is offering up dream adventures guided by elite athletes. Is it too much of a good thing?

It’s hard to call an Olympic silver medal a defeat, but that’s what Gretchen Bleiler’s 2006 halfpipe loss to Vermont native Hannah Teter seemed like. Bleiler, the 28-year-old from Aspen, Colorado, has been the dominant woman in snowboarding for the past half-decade, but she’s entering this Olympic year as an…

Chris Lieto is poised to make Americans care about the Ironman again—if he can just hold on to his lead.

Most people who lose a leg dream of walking again. For adaptive athlete Jarem Frye, the inventor of a spring-loaded prosthetic knee transforming the lives of amputees, that wasn't nearly enough. He wanted to fly.

Bob Burnquist is on a quest to go bigger and scarier than any athlete has ever thought possible—while also running an organic farm and choosing smoothies over Red Bull. He calls this progress. Behold the enlightened life (and far-out dreams) of the world's greatest skateboarder.

Putting off med school to train for the English Channel swimming record? Now that's a gap year. San Francisco-based Laurin Weisenthal, 25, who helped her Harvard swim team win an Ivy League championship and break into the NCAA's top 25, plans to make her attempt at the 25-mile, 58-degree crossing…

She drinks hard, fights dirty, and runs 100 trail miles faster than any woman alive. Meet Jenn Shelton, ultramarathoning's new antihero.

Shane McConkey was already one of the most influential skiers in the world, changing everything from the shape of our boards to the way we ski powder. But when he learned to fly—combining skiing, BASE jumping, and wingsuits with spectacular results—he found his true obsession. Then one jump went horribly wrong.

In July, one of the deepest Tour de France fields in years will see several riders not named Lance staking their claim for yellow. Here are the ones to watch.


In the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 31-year-old Asheville, North Carolina-based mountain biker Willow Koerber was among the country's best shots at a medal. But after ranking sixth in the World Cup, and first among Americans, in 2007, she went into an inexplicable slump early last year and failed to make the team. This summer, look for the Subaru/Gary F

Climbing El Capitan without rope, gear, or safety net.

Ryan Hall has been touted as the savior of American distance running since 2007. So when's he going to win a race?

A tribute to the king of big air.

India's Shark's Fin is a 6,500-foot rock route that's twice as long and just as steep as anything on El Capitan, and once left me defeated. When I took it on for the second time, at 45, a blizzard promptly pinned our team to the wall like insects. Which made me wonder: was the mountain telling me something?

And one badass, bike-building gentlewoman

Most NFL players spend the off-season recovering from injuries or pumping iron. Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones, 31, spent the spring of 2008 traveling from Switzerland to Singapore, trying his hand at the world's most exotic sports, for his new Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe, premiering March 16.

America's latest sports dynasty? Sixteen dogs and the man who mushes them.

No mountain? No problem. As our man discovered, racing up a skyscraper provides a challenge as daunting as many high peaks.

For 25 years, Shaun Palmer has dominated everything from the snowboard halfpipe to mountain-bike downhills—and earned his reputation as action sports' foul-mouthed bad boy. Now 40, he's cleaned up his act for a run at Olympic gold. Will he find redemption, or die trying?

At only 24, Seattle's Colin Haley has turned heads around the world with career-making alpine climbs, including an unprecedented team traverse of Patagonia's torre massif. He's driven to be the best-risky business in an era when the cutting edge leaves no margin for error.

A degenerative nerve disease is destroying the body of Jeff Lowe, one of climbing's greatest athletes and innovators. He's seen hard times before, on mountains and in life. But how do you keep going when there's no way up?

He’s stronger, fitter, and nearly six seconds faster than he was in 2001, when he smashed Jim Ryun’s high school mile record. But consistency has never been Alan Webb’s strong point. Will Beijing finally bring America’s star runner the glory he—and the rest of us—have been waiting for?

With Kelly Slater as his chief ambassador, SoCal surf legend Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz had a plan to teach the kids of Israel and Palestine how to get barreled—and bring peaceful vibes to the Middle East along the way. Of course that was before the Hamas supporters, the hashish, and the paparazzi got in the way.

You skipped breakfast because you overslept because you couldn’t fall asleep because you didn’t have enough time to exercise. Sound familiar? Then turn the page and let us—and Michael Phelps—show you how to recalibrate for your best year ever.

You've always wanted to try the park. X Games gold medalist Simon Dumont shows you where to start.

Ready to play your way to total fitness? We thought so. Kick-start your transformation with a visionary six-week approach to bringing body and mind together for strength, stamina, and your best performance ever.

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…

CHRIST HAS RETURNED. No, not the carpenter—the skater. Christian Hosoi (“Christ” to fans) is resurrecting his career at 37. After a drug-fueled meltdown that ended with four and a half years in prison, the legendary aerobat is taking his first high-profile steps toward reentering the competitive fray—touring with skate exhibitions,…

WHEN TONY KANAAN lines up for the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, chances are he’ll have one of the slowest heartbeats on the grid—and not because of overconfidence. The 30-year-old Brazilian uses triathlon training to prep for the rigors of his 200-mile-per-hour workdays. And it’s paying off. Kanaan won the…

Dr. Bob Breedlove, 53, one of the country's top endurance cyclists and one of the sport's most beloved figures, died on June 23 while competing in the RAAM transcontinental bike race. Frequent Outside contributor Stuart Stevens trained and raced with Breedlove on several occasions and spoke with him just hours before his death.

Twice a year, we take three top athletes, compare their training programs, and tell you who’s the most all-around fit. For 2005’s cold-weather edition, we studied the regimens of mogul skier Toby Dawson, 26, pro basketball player Mike Dunleavy, 24, and ice climber Will Gadd, 37. Our judge is Werner…

 Outside magazine, October 1995 The Ubergirl Cometh The age of Gabrielle Reece is upon us. She’s big, she’s strong, and with thousands more like her out there, she’s replicating fast. Can you deal with that?…

Here's the deal: Ten breakthrough workouts from the best fitness experts and coaching pros around. Great tips for nutrition, gear, and fine-tuning your form. Killer ideas to keep you motivated. Ten high-performance meals you can prepare in less than ten minutes. It's everything you need to start fresh, keep your options wide open, and realize your fitness dream

It sounds too good to be true: a star miler turned criminal goes to prison, links up with a legendary track coach, trains behind bars until his feet bleed, and earns a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Is the real world ready for Jon Gill's dream?

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His life’s grand pursuit has killed his closest companions. His bride-to-be is his best friend’s widow. His exploding fame owes as much to happenstance (stumbling upon Mallory’s body on Everest) and luck (escaping an avalanche in Tibet) as it does to his great skill as a mountaineer. An intimate look at the serendipitous, tumultuous, and nearly unbearable success of Conrad Anker.