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.
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
Josh Ourada fell 200 feet while free-soloing in Yosemite this spring, and lived to talk about it
Chickfly’s innovative zipperless fly makes for pee freedom
Despite their differences, climbing’s most famous besties get along because they share the same convictions, support each other’s harebrained schemes, and, of course, engage in some good-natured smack talk
We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all
Mason Earle was scaling iconic rock faces when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now he faces his greatest test of endurance.
Hobbs Kessler is taking the running world by storm
One editor’s thoughts on the Asian American illusion of belonging
How the climbing phenom works to equalize entry for young climbers
Mike Chambers and Jason Antin are an adventure power duo encouraging 9-5ers to make better use of their leisure time
In their Outside TV series, Mike Chambers and Jason Antin take on crazy adventures between Friday evening and Monday morning, inspiring the rest of us to do more with our Saturdays and Sundays, too
The peak saw its first summits of the season last week, including several record-breaking climbs
From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy
A new documentary provides an in-depth look at the global bouldering community