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.
Layers are the secret to staying warm, dry, and comfortable outdoors. These are the best for every situation.
In our roundup of budget ski gloves, our tester recommended the StormTracker for people who like ice climbing or ski touring. “The StormTracker is a do-it-all softshell glove that’s streamlined enough to offer superior dexterity for clutching ice axes and ski poles but is still warm enough to handle…
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
Swenson just summited one of the last unclimbed peaks in the world
The Irvis Hybrid is a packable crampon combining durable steel fronts and lightweight aluminum heels. Contributor Chris Brinlee Jr. recommended it after a mountaineering trip to Greenland. The universal binding system makes this crampon compatible with most glacier travel, mountaineering, and ski-touring boots.
The best way to deal with the wild winter's lingering snowpack
Extreme athlete Will Gadd on why kids should develop competence over confidence
After nearly dying while summiting Lunag Ri three years ago, Anker is still tackling tricky sends
Ice climber Will Gadd visits Helmcken Falls in British Columbia to scale the 463-foot waterfall on some experimental gear
This is the jacket I most frequently pull out of my closet for winter activities
Searching for Christmas Tree follows ice climber and professor He Chuan as he makes the first ascent of ‘Merry Christmas’
12 totally legitimate excuses
Every year, the Upper Peninsula town of Munising hosts the Michigan Ice Fest. Last month, a certain celebrity rock climber attended the event, working with pro ice climber Angela VanWiemeersch to learn to climb a different type of face.
No one wants to have the conversation—but no one can avoid it, either
From a totally new airbag design to a onesie for mountain biking, here are some of our favorite finds at Europe's largest outdoor trade show
Photographer Seth Langbauer’s favorite moments from the 20th annual Bozeman Ice Festival
Shooting at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan was a highlight of the project, Lowe says, because he had no idea anything like it existed in the national parks system.
Action-oriented alternatives to get you through the winter
Pro adventurer dads share their suggestions. (Hint: Rooftop tents, not ties.)
The stud sport climber dropped everything, picked up her first ice axe, and is on the roster to compete at the nation's top ice climbing festival.
Step one: Read the essential texts. Rock-star alpinist Conrad Anker, who leads The North Face’s dream team of globetrotting expeditionists, recommends Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. First published 54 years ago by The Mountaineers climbing club in Seattle, the how-to guide…