In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch
The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months
The Tarantulace is one of the best climbing shoes for beginners. “Rather than the sharp-angled toe of most climbing shoes, the Tarantulace has more of a squared silhouette that offers a bit more wiggle room,” contributor Olivia Harlow wrote in her roundup of the best gear for those new…
The famous climber reflects on parenthood, risk, and how he plans to pursue future projects
The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak
Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport
‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable
Colorado’s John Hickenlooper has straddled the divide between industry and the environment. Now the U.S. senator is trying to create a climate-oriented voting bloc comprised of outdoor enthusiasts.
Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.
The Masao is one of our favorite waterproof jackets because it’s both lightweight and packed with features. The pockets in the front are compatible with a harness and your helmet will fit snug under the hood. Plus, there are zippers built into the armpits of this jacket—ideal for dumping…
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.
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.
Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever
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
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…
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.”
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
At home with the successful young climbers and burgeoning social media stars
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
From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy
The peak saw its first summits of the season last week, including several record-breaking climbs
A new documentary provides an in-depth look at the global bouldering community