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After a tough week of deliberations, World Triathlon CEO Andrew Messick explains his decision to keep the seven-time Tour de France winner from competing

Short conversations with the world's most interesting people

With Andy Schleck (right) out of the Tour, there will be no repeat podium in 2012. Photo: HTO3/Flickr Last fall, when two of the biggest teams in pro cycling, Leopard-Trek and Radioshack,…

Leipheimer en route to winning the 2012 Tour de San Luis. Photo: OPQS/Tim de Waele On April 1, while training in Spain the day before the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, American Levi Leipheimer was struck down by a car and suffered a broken fibula. Not…

A Q&A with an Outside in Aspen participant

Screenshots from Instagram A few weeks ago, the Internet started humming over the news that Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion—it was a great investment for…

Phinney in pink before Stage 2. Photo courtesy of BMC Racing Team Ever since Taylor Phinney won the Junior World Time Trial Championship in 2007, pundits have been saying that the Boulder, Colorado, native would eventually be one of the…

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Meet Mark Coleman, Prana's mindfulness ambassador. The Indian-sitting, mono-talking, easy-smiling, poetry-writing, meditating, Englishman-moved-to-the-United States-who-then-discovered-he's-a-nature-lover is the clothing company's zen adviser to athletes and employees. He sits down with everyone at Prana, from the rock climbers to the sales team, to unlock their potential by opening them up to mindful…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/SurbrF-HrZA In the days after ultrarunner Micah True’s death, remembrances of his life sprang up all over the Web. Ultrarunners offered their condolences to the friends and family of the man known as Caballo Blanco, runners inspired by the description…

Image courtesy of Central Asia Institute The lawsuits started roughly a year ago and they have evolved over time to include new and different plaintiffs, but today will be the first day that lawyers for Greg Mortenson, CAI,…

Eight of the biggest icons in the world Outside offer their hard-earned tips

An interview with Thomas Hornbein

Peter Douglas    Photo: Courtesy of California Coastal Commission The next time you find yourself on a stretch of pristine California coastline, you can thank Peter Douglas for what you don't see, such as high-rises or offshore oil-drilling platforms. The 69-year-old, who died April 1, fought hard against…

Meet the men and women on the knife's edge of exploration

The Office of Consumer Protection Montana Department of Justice released the following report on Greg Mortenson and Central Asia Institute on April 5, 2012

Last November, Garrett McNamara caught what may be the tallest wave ever surfed. Here are the songs he listens to before his biggest rides.

This morning the Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Discovery Channel has ended its relationship with its beetle-eating megastar Bear Grylls. According to the story, the dispute concerns two unnamed projects that Discovery wanted Grylls to participate in. Discovery issued a…

In honor of blues rocker Garrett Dutton, a.k.a. G.Love, Kaenon Sunglasses took their classic Burnet shades and blinged them up. The Burnet Special Sauce shades have a tortoise/matte black finish and a white inlaid logo with Kaenon's proprietary SR-91 polarized lenses, for maximum glare reduction and smoky…

Celebrity nature-doc narrators get graded

Greg Mortenson’s former right hand man explains his decision to split from his mentor. For more, read the story, “The Trials of Greg Mortenson.” Clip courtesy of Storm in the Tea Cups…

A college principal and the first female student to graduate from the Korphe school defend Mortenson. Read the story, “The Trials of Greg Mortenson.” From Storm in the Tea Cups…

It’s been ten months since Jon Krakauer and 60 Minutes alleged that the star of Three Cups of Tea was a literary fraud who used the Central Asia Institute as a personal cash cow, prompting a civil suit and an investigation by Montana’s attorney general. Mortenson still isn’t talking. But the case is heating up, with important developments in t

Scouring the country’s premier film festival for the best environmental and adventure documentaries

The Dangers of Drugs via Shutterstock, Photographer Julien Tromeur The cycling world is collectively sighing this morning, some in relief, others in disgust. If you're like me, no matter how you feel about the two big…

The first American woman to send 5.14d shares her five favorite pre-climb songs

I’ve been in many base camps but I knew I was somewhere special when I was told “… and this is our garbage tent.” Welcome to Everest Base Camp, Russell Brice style. In 2011 while climbing Everest, I spent the afternoon with Brice getting to know this man and how…

New workouts, a marathon birth, and revolutionary new studies: Here are the headlines that defined health and fitness news in 2011

Ben Stiller says “night mountain biking” reminded him of Apocolypse Now. But for me his hysterical description—”one of the most frightening experiences of my life,” complete with “a Lacross helmet with miner's lights” and that “CamelBak slurp thing”—is more reminiscent of Tom…

Love the idea of modeling, but don't have time for the agents, the makeup trailers, the long days on set in Hollywood? Send in a photo of yourself stripped down to your favorite Smartwool layer and a one sentence write up of what inspired you to do…

Five years after retiring from the NFL, former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe is jumping on a rising trend and building his own line of bespoke skis

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UJv3dPZ5Eco%C2%A0 Alberto was late for dinner. It was quarter past seven at San Francisco's Café des Amis, and eight of us, including Specialized founder Mike Sinyard and a couple of other bigwigs from Contador's bike sponsor, were silently wondering if the biggest name in cycling…

You can't always get what you want, but you can get a pair of limited edition Rolling Stones themed K2 Sideshow skis if you're fast. To mark their respective 50th anniversary celebrations, K2 and The Rolling Stones have collaborated on the ultimate rock and roll tribute skis: The K2…

They control the lands you play on, the athletes you worship, the gear you buy, even the food you eat. Meet the 25* most influential people in the world outside. *Ranked in order of influence

Despite a stellar record of spending cuts, job creation, and balanced budgets—and a world-class adventure résumé that includes an Everest summit—former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson can't get anyone to take his campaign for president seriously. Is it him or us?

After 34 books, endless Hemingway comparisons, and too many battles with gout, legendary author Jim Harrison is unsurpassed at chronicling man's relationship with wilderness. His secret? Ample wine, cigarettes, fly-fishing—and an inability to give a damn about what anyone else thinks. Our author takes a literary pilgrimage to Montana.

When the USA Pro Cycling Challenge rolls out on August 22, it will have a star-studded roster, including all three podium finishers from the Tour de France. One week ahead of the race, Andy Schleck and his…

Superstar chef Jamie Oliver became a hero in England by convincing his countrymen to eat better. Now he's on the case in the U.S. with Food Revolution, an ABC series in which he exposes the evils of processed fare, sends Americans back into the kitchen, and learns firsthand just how much we hate to change our recipes.

Last week I posted a review of “The Ledge”, co-authored by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughn. It generated a lot of interest so I'm following up with a short interview with Davidson. But first, a few words about his co-author Kevin Vaughn, who is currently a staff writer…

An exclusive interview with singer, songwriter, and Yosemite lover Brett Dennen

“Come on up and stand beside me.” He said confidently. I made a couple more moves and joined him a hundred feet up on a near vertical rock wall in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park many years ago. “OK, let’s make sure you are clipped in, with backup and another…

Inside Floyd Landis’s clandestine campaign to torment his former boss

Outside sat down with Dos Equis spokesman Jonathan Goldsmith

Surfing phenom Jordy Smith catches big air.

Select mountain town chefs share their motivations.

A look back at how Kelly Slater surfed to his 10th ASP World Tour victory.

Go behind the scenes with the Men's National Team and photographer Susanna Howe on an Outside shoot. Video courtesy of U.S. Soccer…

Photographer Alexx Henry shot this cover of the future, starring triathlete Chris Lieto, with a Red One and Canon 5D.

The 51-year-old bike builder talks about Rwanda's potential for change.

Photographer Alexx Henry turns our October feature on Chris Lieto into a video.

Watch as the Lab Rat works out with Chauncey Billups on his training methods of choice, the Power Plate and the TRX Suspension Trainer.

The Incanto chef prepares an apres dish that's packed with protein.

The Incanto chef's recipe for Cornish Game Hen.

The chef demonstrates how to make a pitcher of Moscow Mules.

The four-time ASP world champ chats about another great year while on an Outside shoot with photographer Robert Maxwell.

Greg Mortenson talks about how he got started building schools.

Greg Mortenson talks about his future plans.

The surfer and photographer talks about Maxwell's skills and influence.

Mortenson, Krakauer and the Three Cups of Tea controversy

The bestselling author power-hikes, powerlifts, and receives a megadose of vitamin C intravenously—all while lucidly explaining his plans to hack everything from fitness and humanitarian aid to surfing and medical research

Tyler Hamilton, the Olympic gold medalist who recently confessed to doping and accused Lance Armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs, spent the weekend leading bike rides for Outside in Aspen, an annual summit we host. Last night, Hamilton went to dinner with friends at Cache Cache [pronounced…

Go behind the scenes of photographer Nigel Parry’s May 2011 Outside magazine cover shoot with Stephen Colbert…

Courtesy of Rodale His middle name, Makalani, is Hawaiian for “skilled at writing,” so it's no surprise that Cincinnati Bengals' defensive captain Dhani Jones has a book out this month. In The Sportsman, he chronicles the…

Courtesy of Rodale His middle name, Makalani, is Hawaiian for “skilled at writing,” so it's no surprise that Cincinnati Bengals' defensive captain Dhani Jones has a book out this month. In The Sportsman, he chronicles the…

The New York Times reported Friday that former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton has surrendered his 2004 Olympic gold medal after admitting to doping during his cycling career. The article states that the International Olympic Committee has been in touch with the United…

Today's reports that George Hincapie has flipped on Lance Armstrong don't bode well for the seven-time Tour de France winner (and frequent Outside cover subject). Unlike previous Armstrong accusers Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis, Hincapie didn't go public with his accusations—he reportedly told federal investigators, not a…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/VI5F9K7Ytl8 Comedian Stephen Colbert announced today at the New York Auto Show that he will once again be competing in the biennial Charleston Bermuda Race, this time with the newly formed Team Audi, according to…

©BMC/Tim de Waele. This Sunday, BMC Racing Team's George Hincapie will line up for his 16th Paris-Roubaix as the top American contender. At 37 years old, he's been trying to win this monument of…

©BMC/Tim de Waele. This Sunday, BMC Racing Team's George Hincapie will line up for his 16th Paris-Roubaix as the top American contender. At 37 years old, he's been trying to win this monument of…

For God's sake, pump out your head! And that's just the first thing I learned on my wild ride into the Bermuda Triangle.

Lindsey Vonn in Germany last March. Courtesy of Flickr Lindsey Vonn had a good weekend in Taraviso, Italy. She defended her super combined title on Friday, won her fourth downhill championship title on Saturday, and won…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=K7n6pLiXC4Y Surfer Alana Blanchard just turned 21. To get ready for the big bash, she practiced her dance moves with some of her friends on tour. Warm up video above.                                     Surfer Alana Blanchard,…

I am very pleased to pass on this note from Lama Geshe's son, Jigme, on the condition of his father, Lama Geshe. As I have previously reported, Lama Geshe suffered a  stroke around September 20, 2010. He was flown to Kathmandu, paralyzed  and in poor condition.  He  had surgery…

                                                Skier Ryan Hawks, Photo by Frank Shine On Tuesday, we posted news on the death of freeskier Ryan Hawks. The 25-year-old skier suffered fatal injuries after attempting a backflip off of a 40-foot cliff and crashing during the American…

The following is the second in a series of dispatches from South America sent by kayaker Chris Korbulic. You can read the first post here.                             Manaus Airport Photo by Chris Korbulic 2.28.2011Our plane was on time to…

In 2000, former professional motocross rider Jimmy Button suffered a freak crash that instantly paralyzed him from the neck down. Eleven years later, the rehabilitated 37-year-old is hopping on his bicycle for a two-month, 2,428-mile Miles for Miracles ride from San Diego, California to…

The trailer to Soul Surfer, the new movie about the life of Bethany Hamilton, is making its way around the web. Hamilton lost her arm at the age of 13 in a tiger shark attack off the island of Kauai while surfing with her…