Tinker Juarez continues to compete against—and beat—athletes half his age
Exploring the desert and cacti is so awesome and surreal that you'll feel like you're on another planet. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's fourth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.
Why a lifelong outdoor adventurer couldn't resist the siren song of fairways and greens
On Labor Day weekend 2019, the 'Conception' left Santa Barbara, California, for a diving trip to the Channel Islands. Six months later, authorities are still trying to determine how what should have been a routine excursion became one of the deadliest maritime disasters in U.S. history.
With a résumé full of wins at kayaking's most prestigious competitions and historic first descents of the planet's deadliest whitewater, Nouria Newman is considered one of the greatest paddlers around. So why can't she turn her passion into a sustainable career?
Renowned architect Bjarke Ingels has crafted an epic synthetic slope on top of a massive waste-to-energy plant
The new sport is attracting everyone from NFL players to pro surfers hoping to get an edge in the pool—and on land
As red-rock meccas like Moab, Zion, and Arches become overrun with visitors, our writer wonders if Utah's celebrated Mighty Five ad campaign worked too well—and who gets to decide when a destination is "at capacity."
The author, a proud son of Nebraska, and his wife were in a funk after a move from the soothing heartland to the noisy canyons of Chicago. What better cure than a trip down a short, muddy stream that's often interrupted by dead trees and barbwire fences?
Fluorinated glide wax is being banned from elite competitions, and big brands like Swix say they’re searching for environmentally friendly alternatives. But the seductively speedy—and noxious—compounds are unlikely to loosen their grip on the sport anytime soon.
For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.
We talked to the experts about everything from surface stability to parking to find the most epic trails in the U.S.
As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.
It's not easy to make a living as a professional mountain runner, but the globe-trotting Coloradan is doing it on his own terms. We sent our writer on a weeklong bus trip with Gates (and a bunch of sweaty strangers) to find out more.
Maxine McCormick is already a fly-fishing legend. But how can a 15-year-old make her way through a world dominated by retirees?
Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about
How to keep your devices safe when you park at a trailhead
Two new books take opposing views on one of the most contentious issues in sports
An ideal shoe for high-altitude adventure runs
Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports
I love it dearly, but it's not something I ever would have spent my own money on
Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.
Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.
The goal: test Decathlon's budget-friendly beginner climbing gear
If you and your co-parent have different ideas of what's risky, here's what you need to know
Whether you're bringing Fido up a volcano or on an impossibly long trail, these tips from runner Alex Borsuk will help you and your pooch stay safe and happy
After a long day on the slopes, these 7 moves (which can be done at the bar) will help you recover and stay injury-free
Heed this expert advice before you cancel a flight or abandon a dream destination
Le Probatoire is one of the toughest challenges in the outdoors, used for decades to pick alpine professionals in France's legendary hub of glacier skiing, climbing, and deadly terrain. Only the strongest make it, but Simon Akam wonders: Is selection by ordeal still the best way to groom competent guides?
These new training apps can craft customized routines based on your past performance. It’s almost like having an automated personal trainer.
After losing his bear spray, Colin Dowler was caught with nothing but a tiny Buck knife
Whether you're bouldering, sport climbing, or jamming splitters, choosing the right shoes is about more than fit. These are the best models.
From California to New York, we've rounded up 11 of the best trots for your pre-Thanksgiving-meal sweat
You can P-tex small gouges at home
The holidays are all about sharing delicious food with loved ones. These recipes from athletes and chefs will nourish and satisfy.
Our New York City–based bike columnist visited America's most up-and-coming cycling destination and found it well deserving of the hype
A researcher thinks we may be able to recycle beer waste into a powerful algae-fighting tool
Thanks to a couple inventors, a handful of national parks might be the best places to take your propane canisters to keep them out of landfills. But why hasn't the process taken off across the country?
Swenson just summited one of the last unclimbed peaks in the world