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.”
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.
Josh Ourada fell 200 feet while free-soloing in Yosemite this spring, and lived to talk about it
Claire Nelson’s memoir, ‘Things I Learned from Falling,’ describes how a spill from atop a 25-foot boulder in Joshua Tree National Park changed her life
This season’s best new podcasts include a thoughtful true-crime show set in Malibu and a history of climbing hosted by Alex Honnold
Chickfly’s innovative zipperless fly makes for pee freedom
Jordan Cannon found the courage to share his true self in an unlikely place: on the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, with his hero
Save on hiking and camping equipment with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year
Looking to progress in your sport? From deepwater soloing in Majorca to mountain biking in New Zealand, these trips will take you to the next level.
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
It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside
Despite Base Camp’s status as a super-spreader location, guides actually might have been safer on Everest than they would have been back home
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 latest deaths raised questions about the role of COVID, but analyses of nearly a century’s worth of climbing records suggest some consistent patterns
There are easy ways to prevent both, yet we carry on as if nothing is wrong
The coronavirus has put climbers and workers in even more danger than usual
Alan Arnette talks to Lukas Furtenbach about the COVID risk at Base Camp
The mountain saw its first fatalities of the season on Wednesday
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
The North Face’s new Explore Fund Council, led by Jimmy Chin and Lena Waithe, has big plans—and a big budget—to make the outdoors more inclusive
Get on track to flash your hardest routes
A new documentary provides an in-depth look at the global bouldering community
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
DIY tricks for outdoorsy moms and dads
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
It’s like biathlon, but for geeks
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.