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If chronic overthinking is getting in the way of your next adventure, ask yourself these two questions

Outside columnist Brendan Leonard investigates his relationship to nostalgia, happiness, and type-two fun

I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside

Skiing 101: how to start, what to wear, and pitfalls to avoid

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

Want your children to have a deeper relationship with nature than you do? So did this writer. She found an entry point in Tinkergarten.

Outside’s ethics guru on why it’s not the nudity that’s offensive

Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors

For decades, Deep Springs College in California resisted the push to go coed. But even though women are now allowed to attend, it still holds on to the past.

Over the past few years, McCastle has completed 5,804 pull-ups in a single day, pulled a 5,000-pound truck across the Mojave Desert, and climbed a rope the equivalent height of Mount Everest. How on earth has this Navy SEAL dropout accomplished some of the craziest physical feats in recent memory?

With the right gear, mindset, creativity, and some science-based hacks, you don’t have to just survive this winter, you can thrive. Here’s how to embrace the cold all season long.

The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby

The case of 24-year-old Daniel Granberg, who died of high-altitude pulmonary edema earlier this month, highlights the danger of altitudes well below the Himalayan “death zone”

Stories are about how human connections are made and kept in the outdoors, and how they’re evolving now—when community has never been more important or more at risk

Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever

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