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For two years, I logged nearly 70 snack varieties in a spreadsheet on my search for the perfect adventure snack

When Sanni McCandless started dating legendary climber Alex Honnold, she never expected that millions of people would soon be watching her relationship on screen

From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.

“For me, the climbing community was not a barrier to coming out. That community is what made it possible.”

The weather is perfect. You get to do everything on your list. No one gets food poisoning or giardia or blisters.

A climber posted on social media that the situation at Base Camp is “a total shitstorm. I had no idea what I was flying into.”

A tragedy forced Savannah Cummins to come to terms with the fact that doing what she loves means putting lives in danger

The Explorer has been part of our Gear Guy’s spring ski-mountaineering kit for nine years

This 76,000-acre wonderland is less a park and more a sandstone sculpture garden of sunset-hued arches and domes that look like they were carved by some alien magic. Here’s how to outsmart the crowds.

‘The Third Pole,’ ‘See You Tomorrow,’ and ‘The Next Everest’ offer a compelling tour of the mountain’s recent history, from snowboard descents in the early 2000s to the deadly earthquake of 2015

The pandemic continues to complicate hopes for a normal season on the world’s highest mountain

In 2020, the coronavirus gave the tallest mountain on earth a rest. But climbers from all over are itching to go back.

A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included

The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.

We can’t wait to try these innovative items

All too often, we tell ourselves that being scared is just part of an adventure. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Round out your training routine with exercises to help build explosive strength

In a new documentary from director Caroline Treadway, athletes like Emily Harrington and Kai Lightner open up about their path to recovery

This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.

Three full-body movement progressions on the parallettes that you can do at home

After Sequoia Schmidt’s family was torn apart by climbing, her own desire to reach higher was born

Want to safely build a rope swing but don’t know where to start? Learn how with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

How to embrace tough situations and use them in your favor

It breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested

Odukoya created a group called Clmbxr to encourage and guide new Black climbers

The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.

Although the concept has been OK'd, that doesn't mean it will be implemented. Here's what former government officials, local guides, and environmental experts told Outside about its possible implications on Africa's highest peak.

Sometimes our darkest moments create the best kind of magic

Featuring a harness, belay device, and chalk bag, the Momentum package is a killer value bundle for those looking to start climbing. Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, reviewed the included Momentum harness in his roundup of beginner climbing gear.

This Maine destination is a place of rugged coastal wonders and an immersion in Down East culture

The items we're using to stay outdoors—and keep cozy when we come in

What does solving a boulder problem have to do with solving a crossword puzzle? An awful lot.

Nearly 280 rounds of chemotherapy hasn't stoped ovarian-cancer survivor Sharon White from taking on new hobbies

After more than three decades of attempts, there has finally been a winter summit on the Savage Mountain

The climber talks about the scary falls that actually enabled her to make it to the top of Yosemite's iconic big wall

Our writer tested four of the highest-quality down jackets on the market to determine whether they're worth the price

The underrated West Virginia adventure hub is finally getting the recognition it deserves

Brooklyn Boulders said it provided "climbing and community for all." Employees said that couldn't be further from the truth. Now the company is rolling out a series of changes to work toward its DEI goals.

The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects

These fun and inspiring ideas will bring the world to the travelers on your list—and help out those working in the travel industry who've been hard hit by the pandemic

After losing her brother to cancer, Mackenzie McGrath finds solace in guiding kids who have been impacted by the disease

This year the famous outdoor film festival is going virtual, with thrilling tales of climbing adventures and profiles of charismatic conservationists

These slackliners explore the limits of humankind high above the ground, under the northern lights.

'The Moth and the Mountain,' by Ed Caesar, and 'Shook,' by Jennifer Hull, examine expeditions that took place in different time periods, but both demonstrate how the mountain can bring out the best and worst in people

After the achievement of a lifetime, a few very important details got lost in translation

After years of effort, the 34-year-old climber motored up El Cap's Golden Gate route and now joins the ranks of Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Lynn Hill

As the mountains thaw, rocks are coming loose from the ice, increasing the risk of injury or death for even the most experienced mountaineers

Elite athletes Kai Lightner and Beth Rodden endured similar challenges. Now they want to help change the culture of the sport.

In the fall of 2019, Garrett Madison canceled his expedition on the world's highest peak. Then one of his clients sued him for breach of contract.

This pastoral stretch of the Southern Appalachian mountains in Virginia is packed with hiking, fishing, road biking, and other adventures—if you know where to look

Bouldering psychotherapy is gaining traction because the sport is unique in its easy access and ability to draw out emotions

As summer gives way to fall, these are the items that our staff has been reaching for time and again

This expert advice will help you get out of a rut and take your skills to a new level

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

Professional climber Kai Lightner maps out how the outdoor community can build successful diversity and inclusion initiatives

These films about extraordinary athletes and inspiring activists are keeping us entertained as the days get colder

We have yet to find a better starter climbing kit at this price. Mad Rock’s package has the all the essentials for a session at the climbing gym or crag: an adjustable harness with four gear loops, a chalk ball, chalk bag, Wingman belay device, and a locking carabiner.

How the practice continues to comfort the former big-wall climber after a life-changing spinal injury

These rock rings are a solid budget option for training at home. In our roundup of the best fitness accessories of 2018, we wrote, “These portable climbing holds take [pull-ups] to the next level, turning the standard move into a feat of grip strength.” (20 percent off with the…

The new American Alpine Club CEO talks about his background, living the #vanlife before it was cool, and his goals for the organization

The Stretch Front is climbing editor Julie Ellison’s do-it-all pant for climbing and travel. “These are the first pants that have ever stayed in place while climbing,” says Ellison. The pant has a slim fit and the organic cotton-elastane blend gives it plenty of stretch for high steps and…

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

Scrambles, climbs, and spectacular scenery: it's our 63 Parks Traveler’s 18th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year

'A Grand Journey' follows Kira Brazinski, a pro adaptive athlete on a quest to conquer her childhood dream of climbing the Grand Teton

How L. Renee Blount, a.k.a. Instagram's @urbanclimbr, blended her passions for climbing, travel, and design into a budding photography career

The odds of dying on Everest are about one in 100. A new pulse oximeter claims it can drastically reduce that risk.

Keep your fingers, shoulders, and back happy with these nine strength and mobility moves

From trails to post-ride tacos, the decorated Mountain Bike World Cup champ shares her favorite Northern California spots