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Watch the short film ‘Queen Maud Land’ with your Outside+ membership

A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park

The IFSC had to apologize—twice—for broadcasting sexualized footage of climber Johanna Farber. The time for women athletes to be portrayed with respect is long overdue.

As the lead singer of the band Sleigh Bells and a dedicated climber, Alexis Krauss knows a thing or two about enjoying life on the open highway

President Biden just restored the national monument’s boundaries. Now it’s time for deeper healing and restorative justice for the region’s Indigenous people.

A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Katie Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.

The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch

An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.

A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada

Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever

We featured the Sol Defender in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best climbing gear. “The Sol Defender looks like a normal hoodie, but it’s packed with technical qualities, like its UPF 30+ rating, durable polyester blend, and wicking grid interior,” we wrote.

Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule

The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc

Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field

When Drew Hulsey started climbing, he weighed 300 pounds and wondered if the ropes would hold. He found out that they would, and found a community that embraced him. Now he sets an example that inspires others to join him.

We featured the Konseal FL 2 in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide climbing gear roundup. “Most approach shoes are either stiff for climbing or supportive for hiking, but the Konseal does both. A layer of TPU lends a springy feel to the thin midsole, which has a beveled edge…

The TC Pro is the best shoe for big walls and cracks, hands down. “The toe box is pointier than a lot of trad shoes, so it not only fits into small splitters but also holds onto some overhung features, making it uniquely versatile,” wrote our testers.

After testing the R1 Air for a year, our reviews editor might not wear another midlayer. “The R1 breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested,” he wrote. “This is a must-have for the uphill athlete moving in cold weather—especially if you are someone who runs hot.”

A physical therapist explains why your wrists hurt, and how to rehabilitate and protect them

Despite difficult conditions, the women’s sport-climbing finals produced a predictable result

American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether

A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.

Turns out, you don’t get as confident on the rock as Honnold is without broadening your repertoire of moves and expanding your comfort zone

“You always think you’ll save the ones you love when the moment comes. But he didn’t save her.”

This was our favorite sport climbing pack in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Minimalist looks hide this hauler’s true capabilities,” our testers wrote. “A guidebook sleeve, three external pockets, and a clamshell opening keep you organized.”…

At home with the successful young climbers and burgeoning social media stars

These are the best climbing movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ right now

Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.

This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.

The Metolius anchor draw held up surprisingly well in our field testing

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage

At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price

On June 20, adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee pulled off what is believed to be a historic first in ski mountaineering

We may be closer to answering lingering questions around concussions. Plus, we provide a rundown of the most common head injuries—and what you need to know about them.

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