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“America’s Amazon” is being sold to China, at a huge cost to the environment, and a net loss to taxpayers

For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.

An attempt that was fraught with complications, high jinks, and bad decisions

Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three Chinese teams reached the top of the world

A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak

There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands

In an excerpt from her new book 'Why We Swim,' Bonnie Tsui explores the ways that immersion can radically shift our perspective

As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week

From retail giants like REI to the mom and pop stores in your hometowns, what happens when these businesses shut down?

An official declaration from Nepal's Department of Immigration confirms that the world's highest peak will be closed for the season due to coronavirus concerns

For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business

Nepal will soon indefinitely suspend visas on arrival for travelers from five countries where the virus has been detected in high numbers

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown

Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip

Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing

At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.

On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.

A new documentary follows two Western athletes as they travel to the Hermit Kingdom to participate in its only sporting event open to foreigners

Over the past ten years, more than 160 Tibetans have committed self-immolation—the act of setting yourself on fire—to protest Chinese occupation of their country. Has this had any lasting effect? In an extraordinary journey to Dharamsala, India, the center of Tibetan culture in exile, a journalist and a scholar talk to family members about the meaning and costs of the ultimate political sacrifice.

The country's Ministry of Tourism unveiled a series of proposals aimed at avoiding another disastrous, overcrowded year on the world's highest peak

New research shows just how much global warming is eating away at the glaciers on the world’s highest peaks

From searching for Bigfoot in Ohio to drinking snake blood in China, these are the best and strangest Outside tales

Running shoes, technical apparel, sports equipment, oh my! These are all among the products whose price tags could be impacted negatively by the trade war with China.

A 25 percent tax on bikes, helmets, gloves, and backpacks could hit the industry—and your wallet—hard

With more participants in ultramarathons, more competitors are experiencing the joy of hallucinations and other ailments. Exile Medics steps into a newly necessary role.

This year, governments and guiding companies are promising to do more to keep the mountain clean, but the question of what to do with the dead bodies is becoming more urgent

As climbers reach Base Camp, at the foot of the world's highest mountain, these are the stories we're keeping an eye on

Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference

A new documentary, 'Sea of Shadows,' highlights the work of Andrea Crosta, whose team infiltrates cartels and gangs to fight illegal wildlife trafficking around the world

Get the most bang for your buck by planning a trip to one of these international destinations

In southwest China, high in the Sichuan province, three peaks stand higher than the rest

Located in southeast China, the region of Yangshuo is esteemed for its mountainous landscape and ample recreational possibilities.

The mountain has gotten even further out of reach for everyone except the very wealthiest. Meanwhile, the guiding industry is rife with corruption.

The already big-ticket stuff we love is about to get costlier under proposed new tariffs

Searching for Christmas Tree follows ice climber and professor He Chuan as he makes the first ascent of ‘Merry Christmas’

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