The New Yorker staff writer spoke with Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen about turning the unbelievable story of itinerant canoeist Dick Conant into a book
In the heart of Cornhusker country, they know how to make their own fun. Native son Carson Vaughan drafted four friends, loaded up on beer, and did what may be the strangest float trip in the world.
How two rival teams fought storms and sleep deprivation to claim an 18-year-old paddling FKT
At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.
Inflatable SUPs are getting even better
Author Natalie Warren wants young women to disregard conventional rites of passage and get lost in the wilderness
In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice
How young is too young for risk? During an Idaho river adventure that included her seven-year-old, Tracy Ross faced this question in the most harrowing way imaginable.
At 59 years old and with a preexisting condition, Paralympic rower Angela Madsen had plenty to worry about as the coronavirus spread across the country. So she dipped the oars of her small rowboat in the Pacific and pointed the bow toward Hawaii. She never returned.
Seven pieces that offer sun protection, breathability, and waterproofing—on and off the river
Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.
This world champion says you can get into surf shape without ever catching a wave
Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympic rower, has a new goal: becoming the oldest woman to row from Los Angeles to Hawaii
A week of running rivers around Voss, Norway, with French kayaking sensation Nouria Newman and her buddies
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?
Expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren knocked off first descents of the most remote and dangerous rivers on earth, from the Himalayas to the Sierra. He paddled with an aggro attitude and saw weakness as an unforgivable trait in himself and others. But when a brain tumor started to derail his athletic performance and threaten his life, everything changed.
How to explore the western rivers and wilderness on the route of legendary explorer John Wesley Powell
The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different
At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But now the region is facing the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Stephanie Pearson paddles into the wild.
Forget functional fitness. If you want to run whitewater on a SUP, you need focused fitness.
Kayaker Kenny Unser has circumnavigated Manhattan almost six dozen times. This film explores his motivation.
After nearly 40 years of attempts by multiple people—and at least one mysterious disappearance—Scott Donaldson became the first person to paddle alone across the 1,400-mile stretch of ocean
The Passage, from Day’s Edge Productions, is a story about a family’s quest to canoe the entirety of the inside passage.
Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea
Rich in cultural history, wildlife, and geological wonder, this route is dominated by expansive plains and vast stretches of pristine landscape
Adventure paddler Aleksander Doba willed his 71-year-old body and 1,600-pound kayak through a 4,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less
The race takes place on a section of the Payette River in Idaho known as Jacob’s Ladder, which is famous for its massive features. This year, the record runoff had some competitors worried.
A celebrated origami boat gets a crucial upgrade
This summer in Bermuda, the Australian-born sailor will lead Oracle Team USA’s bid to retain the oldest trophy in international sports. The 37-year-old’s secret to staying on top? Stepping away from the boat.
Famously cold and frighteningly massive, Lake Superior contains 10 percent of the world's surface freshwater, holds the remains of 6,000 shipwrecks, and offers a lifetime of adventure. Stephanie Pearson sets out to circumnavigate America's most overlooked playground.
With only a few inches of the boat above water Jimmy Carter and his mentor Claude Terry, co-founder of American Rivers, completed the first tandem canoe descent of Bull's Sluice rapid.
From Octave Zangs, Together Against The Mines shares the success story of a campaign to disallow a nickel mine to be placed on the Hunter Creek watershed.