The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects
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.
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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.
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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…
You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.
The annals of adventure are filled with people who didn't come back alive. Here, those closest to six departed luminaries share their memories and the keepsakes that have helped them move forward.
In preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa is building six soccer stadiums, investing some $2 billion in transportation upgrades, and assigning 40,000 police officers to babysit the 450,000 fans who'll descend on nine host cities this June. But thanks to now-vacant rooms at new hotels, plus an exchange rate of seven rand to the dollar, you
The Classic Powder Skiing Once you experience Alta's powder, you too will be an Altaholic ALTA SKI AREA, Utah: Not only does Alta get twice as much snow as less blessed resortsit averages 500 inchesbut its flakes are also lighter and drier. Maybe that’s why nearly 80 percent of…
Im climbing Aconcagua this December and need a warm parka. It seems I have a prejudice against down, because Im drawn to synthetics such as the Mountain Hardwear Voodoo Belay and the Patagonia DAS parkas. Do you have a preference? I keep coming back to you because no one has reached your level of gear consciousness. Stan El Dorado Hills, California
What's to love in 2006? How about 100 of the most newsworthy athletes, products, gadgets, bold ideas, and badass feats? From Lance's remarkable retirement (you try raising $500,000 for charity in one night) to a cell phone that logs your training run (and tells you where to turn) to a 33-item gift guide (check out Oakley's Bluetooth shades), here ar
North Americas largest ice-climbing festival, the Festiglace du Quebec will take place February 17 to 19.
Window shopping is nice, but there's nothing like wrapping your fingers around the sharp, hard edges of a new pair of skis to spark the urge to give (or get). To help you savor the mood this holiday season we present the year's best bounty in all its lust-worthy forms. From the slickest bike to the toughest laptop, these are the gifts you'll want to havea
I plan to carry an ice ax on my Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) trek through the Sierras this summer. Where can I find a tutorial or other guidance on the proper use of the ax? Robert Tehachapi, California
Twice a year, we take three top athletes, compare their training programs, and tell you who’s the most all-around fit. For 2005’s cold-weather edition, we studied the regimens of mogul skier Toby Dawson, 26, pro basketball player Mike Dunleavy, 24, and ice climber Will Gadd, 37. Our judge is Werner…
There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell favorites, from Acadia to Yellowstone to wildest Alaska—along with a roundup of DREAM TOWNS nearby, the places to eat, drink, and dance after…
When it comes to winter sports, there are skills, and there are skillz. We're talking about catching big air off the halfpipe, making like Apolo Ohno on skate-skis, building a perfect snow ramp for launchpad jumps, and climbing a frozen waterfall. Ready to get with it? Then listen to the mad wisdom of pros who know.
A generation ago, mounting an expedition meant drafting a herd of porters, slogging loads of gear to a rocky base camp, and laying siege to a Himalayan peak. These days, light, fast, and self-supported expeditions are in, and multisport explorers like Mike Libecki, Mark Synnott, and Brad Ludden are showing us how to do it. Here, our preview of the hottest adven