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For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.

The knife edge of Switzerland's Hardergrat is 16 miles long with more than 10,000 feet of vertical gain

The climbing prodigy's book, 'How to Solve a Problem,' teaches youth how to approach seemingly impossible challenges

Two bold men, one reckless plan: to watch the sun go dark atop a huge snow-covered peak in South America. You won't believe what happened next.

View the park's stunning sandstone sculptures. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 13th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Like a cicada, the North Face Denali fleece hibernates for stretches, only to emerge one season with such force that you can't remember a time it wasn't around

'A Feather in the West' follows a group of elite European climbers to Ireland, proving you don't always have to travel far for first ascents

A professional climber dishes her secret sauce to mastering this dicey move

A self-proclaimed "soft" writer tries to beef up his end-of-world skills during quarantine

With states across the country experimenting with phased reopenings, here's what the rest of the summer could mean for outdoor adventure

Practice now and they'll come in handy on future adventures

These four are my favorites for messy yard activities

Our writer was looking to find solace on the congested slopes of Snowdon in Wales when COVID-19 shut it down. He soon realized that a mountain devoid of humans isn't the vision he thought it would be.

You can do more with this simple training tool than you think

Last year, mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez summited K2 without supplemental oxygen

Photographer Ben Moon spent much of his twenties living in a van and climbing by the ocean, but at 29, he was diagnosed with cancer

Zion was either going to relight my fire or be my last big rock adventure for a while. I didn’t know which.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three Chinese teams reached the top of the world

The Momentum is one of our favorite beginner shoes, but it also excels on long outdoor multipitch routes or as an intermediate gym shoe. The relaxed fit is ideal for those who want more toe space, and the breathable knit upper helps keep your feet from overheating.

A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak

While it may not be free-soloing El Cap, comedian and skier Katie Burrell takes on a daunting challenge in her home during quarantine

The 20-liter Kompressor keeps Outside’s resident boulderer Jenny Earnest organized at the crag. “It’s big enough to haul a day’s worth of gear and the frameless design and lightweight ripstop nylon shell allows it to compress and jam into my pad,” she wrote.

A step-by-step guide to help you build up to the ultimate lower-body move

We caught up with Scarpa's climbing shoe category manager Heinz Mariacher to talk about what's next

Patagonia's Nano-Air line works for almost any adventure, thanks to its rare combination of durability, stretch, and breathability

The internet is full of gizmos to help your body bounce back from training. These stand out.

Sitka makes top-quality products for time outside, regardless of your preferred activity

The joy of being a masochistic oddball

The Brown Ascenders is out to have a good time—and to bring change and equity to the climbing culture

Beth Rodden opens up about her decades-long struggle with her body and climbing

The most meaningful adventures are the ones where everything goes wrong. Right?

Brittany Griffith says now is the perfect time to have some fun with your diet

From the folks at Impact Route Setting, this video shows how they built a backyard bouldering wall

Vasu Sojitra didn't let an amputation stop him from skiing or climbing. Now he's turning his attention to advocacy.

Many male athletes struggle with eating disorders. By sharing his personal experience, Lightner hopes to let others know they are not alone.

As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'

On going back to the mountains after a traumatic accident

In an excerpt from her new book, 'Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear,' Outside correspondent Eva Holland is paralyzed by fear while hiking down from an ice climb. The experience catalyzes a quest to understand and overcome her acrophobia.

In 1962, climber Maurice Horn completed the first ascent of the iconic Naked Edge route in Colorado's Eldorado Canyon

Flouting the law is in our blood, but for the time being, caution equals caring

Layers are the secret to staying warm, dry, and comfortable outdoors. These are the best for every situation.

Cinemas and film festivals are screening online. Here are our favorites.

'Shred It in Place' explores how iconic, untouched routes like the Kitchen Traverse can make this time just a little more bearable

In this video, woodworker Andrew Szeto and his friends assemble an A-frame cabin in the the forest

Train like a pro with these safe and simple hang-board workouts

Alex Honnold and Black Diamond are out to make climbing iconic areas like El Cap and Devils Tower "a little bit more mellow"

With 43,000 feet of elevation gain, 91 miles above 10,000 feet, and 63 summits, the route is not to be taken lightly. Brendan Leonard recounts one of his favorite adventures from the past decade.

'Session with the Best' showcases two top climbers, Sean Bailey and Nathaniel Coleman, as they practice at the USA Climbing Training Center

As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week

An official declaration from Nepal's Department of Immigration confirms that the world's highest peak will be closed for the season due to coronavirus concerns

For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business

The ice climber, kayaker, and paraglider continues to explore uncharted territories into his fifties

Nepal will soon indefinitely suspend visas on arrival for travelers from five countries where the virus has been detected in high numbers

This is the fleece-puffy hybrid we’re taking into shoulder season. The Vigor has low-loft fill across the chest, upper back, and hips that provides just-right warmth during sustained climbs. Our testers also noted the jacket’s impressive breathability, thanks to fleece across the back and arms.

Rock climbing, getting lost, and scouting for rare birds are all perfect pursuits in California's Pinnacles National Park. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's second stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

On February 24, registration opened for a series of climbing courses in an effort to standardize teaching the sport and help gym climbers transition to the outdoors in a safe way

An entire mountain range to itself, dramatic stretches of the Rio Grande, and 118 miles of shared border with Mexico are just a few reasons why this 801,163-acre range in southwest Texas is worth a visit

Can one pair of gloves be both thin and warm? I tried virtually everything out there until I found my perfect match in a pair from Hestras.

Nothing says "I love you" like getting someone a gift they'll use again and again

In our roundup of the best winter camping gear of 2019, we wrote: “Testers loved the Immaculator for frosty belays in the Tetons.” This North Face parka is built with responsibly sourced 800-fill goose down, ripstop fabric with a durable water-repellent finish, and a high collar to keep you…

Winter car camping is cozier with Black Diamond’s Stance. Its 180-gram synthetic insulation kept us toasty on frigid belays and at the camp kitchen. We love the helmet-compatible hood, too.

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

The pieces we kept coming back to

Editor Jeremy Rellosa talks about when it's time to replace your climbing rope, quickdraws, harness, climbing shoes, and helmet

It might be sooner than you think

In 'Fine Lines,' from director Dina Khreino, climbers Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, and Emily Harrington discuss their thoughts on risk and fear

A supposedly fun thing I would absolutely do again

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown

New York City's least kid-friendly gym and its obsession with a "proper session"

Climber Matt Cornell attempts to free solo Come and Get It an M7 mixed climb outside Bozeman, Montana

I traveled abroad on a shoestring budget. Here's how I did it—and how you can, too.

As former columnist Heather Hansman passes the torch to Erin Berger, the two share their strongest takes on outdoor media and culture

With Americans surging onto public lands like never before, search and rescue operations are becoming overwhelmed—and help is not on the way

'Pretty Strong' profiles eight elite female climbers crushing the sport on North America's hardest routes