'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
Leading gear for frozen alpine missions
Better gear for your ups and downs
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
Five campsites with views worth the drive
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
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.
Love affairs that span years
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
Tools for trying hard on all projects
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
My DIY exposure therapy didn't work
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
A lesson in perspective