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When you start a new sport, everything will be hard, perplexing, and intimidating. But your brain will be on fire.

Looking to level up? Get started with this inexpensive, four-move routine.

Whether you’re just dipping your toe in the water or pushing the outer limits of adventure sports, you can use this handbook for decades to come. Enjoy technical tips and words of wisdom from the pros, ranging from ways to stay warm while cold-weather camping to nurturing the inspiration to get out there every day.

Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

And what happens to your brain when you finally nail it

Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle

L. Renee Blount is a designer, a photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. In this new series, she tries a new activity every month.

A journalist's efforts at reinvention reveal a surprising truth: developing new abilities is one of the most life-enhancing things we can do

In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice

Know the risks, the terrain, and the gear you need before your maiden voyage into the backcountry