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Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices

What to do when you're on an outdoor adventure and disaster strikes

A slab of snow fell and trapped her in a streambed in a place where few skiers dared to go

In Oregon's Clackamas County, a fight between a sheriff and an elite search and rescue unit reveals how local politics can collide with recreational safety for residents and visitors alike

One person was killed and another seriously injured at Alpine Meadows in California

With Americans surging onto public lands like never before, search and rescue operations are becoming overwhelmed—and help is not on the way

After losing the trail and his shoes, hiker Nick Noland descended 4.5 miles in 16-degree weather

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort​​​​​​​ created this video to celebrate the women of its ski-patrol team

How witnessing a bad fall changed my perspective on climbing

What could have been a fatal fall is just a stepping stone on Harrington's path to become the first woman to free climb one of El Cap's hardest routes in a day

When the climber took a fall, Alex Honnold caught her with his bare hands

Two years after he was saved in a remote canyon, our host talks with one of his rescuers about coping with life-altering trauma

What happens when you find yourself on El Cap with a badly injured partner? Former Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) worker Josie McKee and climber Quinn Brett found out.

When—and how—should you call in search and rescue?

It took an epic effort to get him out. Two years later, the healing for him and his rescuers continues.

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

In April, alpinists David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer went silent during a harrowing expedition in Canada. The climbing community mobilized, first for a search and then for a memorial. In the wake of the tragedy, writer Nick Heil examines the motives of cutting-edge climbers and wonders: How close should we stand to our own mortality to feel alive?

Five days after an ad hoc army of volunteer searchers rescued hiker Amanda Eller, the yoga teacher missing for 17 days on Maui, the same crew located missing person Noah "Kekai" Mina just 20 miles away. This time, the ending was not so happy.

The bodies of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard have been located after 14 days of searching

For some climbing rangers in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, every ridgeline holds the memory of a rescue, every peak a body bag. It's more than they can handle alone.

For years, three old friends from California had been making an annual pilgrimage to fish Alaska's wild and pristine waterways. But in 2018, only two came home.

A slide off Kachina Peak—steep, rowdy terrain at the New Mexico ski resort—buried two men on Thursday

Kelsey Malin and a friend were chasing powder at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain resort when a wrong turn sent them into the wild for 52 frigid hours

David McMahon and Sydnie Uemoto, young pilots for Mokulele Airlines, were just trying to log some hours flying between Oahu and the Big Island. Then the engines went out.

John Pascoe and his wife, Jan, had lived in their beautiful Napa home for 38 years when the Tubbs Fire arrived suddenly at their door in October 2017

As a child, Cody Sheehy made headlines when he vanished into the freezing wilderness of Northeast Oregon, making it out safely after 18 hours of determined slogging. Retracing his steps 32 years later, Sheehy says that getting lost was one of the best life lessons he ever had.

10 percent of the revenue will go to the volunteers who rescue climbers from El Cap.

Statistics from Los Angeles County demonstrate just how deadly doing it for the ‘Gram can be

The crash occurred Saturday, August 4, 14 miles southwest of Denali’s summit

Last year we featured this bike, calling it “the ultimate toy for big kids.” Now it’s going to be used by law enforcement.

One-upmanship on social media reaches its logical conclusion. Again.

When Kyle Dickman set out on a month-long road trip with his wife and infant son last spring, he was fueled by a carefree sense of adventure that had defined his entire life. Then he got bit by a venomous snake in a remote area of Yosemite National Park, and the harrowing event changed everything.

The handheld satellite communication device is significantly smaller than its predecessor but has almost the same functionality

Eight reads that will satisfy any reader's craving

Alaska State Troopers called off a six-day search after finding the climbers' ropes on the Mendenhall Tower

The two world-class alpinists haven’t been heard from since Monday afternoon, when they summited the Mendenhall Towers

Big-wall climber Quinn Brett fell 100 feet while climbing El Capitan. Now paralyzed, she thinks back to her accident and reimagines her future.

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