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Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.

From ‘Naked and Afraid’ to ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls,’ these are our picks for the most riveting adventure series on TV

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

The remarkable survival story of Claire Nelson, whose solo hike in the desert turned into a desperate fight for her life

In September 2017, Outside published a feature about the ‘Berserk,’ a ship that went missing in 2011 off the coast of Antarctica with three men aboard. The expedition leader, Jarle Andhoy, disagreed with the story we published, which contained some factual errors, and with our portrayal of the lost men of the ‘Berserk.’ He also believed that the story left out crucial information about the days before the ship’s disappearance. Outside editor in chief Christopher Keyes interviewed Andhoy and his lawyer, Gunnar Nerdrum Aagaard, to better understand new details the two have gathered, which may help explain what happened to the men on board.

Digging deep with journalist Daniel Barbarisi, whose new account reveals the very real danger of the chase

A tragedy forced Savannah Cummins to come to terms with the fact that doing what she loves means putting lives in danger

Sometimes the biggest threat in the wilderness is another human

Cyclist and explorer Kate Leeming ventures across Namibia's Skeleton Coast in this series

When Joe Stone crashed his paraglider into a mountain, his days as an athlete were supposed to be finished. But Joe had other plans.

Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them motivated to stick with a mystery that may be unsolvable?

Wes Siler explains why absolutely everyone should keep one of these $40 MSR Home Emergency water filters around

All too often, we tell ourselves that being scared is just part of an adventure. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

What happens if a natural disaster strikes and you’re away from home?

A new book by the acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis looks at human attempts to save other species from extinction, from John Muir to the World Wildlife Fund

Planning a trip to or through a place with unreliable utilities? Plan for a blackout.

Vaccines are rolling out with increasing speed, but we’ll also need effective treatments, because new coronavirus cases will be a worldwide reality for years to come. Enter Jacob Glanville, a maverick San Francisco immunologist who believes he’s found an unparalleled path to healing.

An avalanche is every backcountry adventurer’s worst nightmare. Know what to do with your beacon in case the worst happens.

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her pro skiing dreams. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

Sometimes our darkest moments create the best kind of magic

Ten years ago, heli-ski guide Erin Tierney survived a helicopter crash and began a relentless journey of healing and recovery. Battling injuries invisible to the naked eye, she fought to reframe and regain her hold on the life she loved.

When a massive swell surprised author William Finnegan, he was left with only one option: paddle for his life

What does it take to get through the worst-case scenario? A very special combination of physical and mental strength.

These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again

The Selk'bag is here to help you survive a pandemic winter

How Spain's Natxo González prepares his body and mind to tackle the biggest swell on earth

BASE-jumping pioneer Jeb Corliss is one of the original madmen, a fiend for the extreme who has miraculously survived multiple crash landings in a sport that rarely allows second chances. Now, at 44, with a self-diagnosed psychological disorder, he's embarking on his most fraught journey yet: into the depths of his own mind.

He survived multiple crash landings that should have killed him. But as Corliss sees it, risking everything was the only way to live.

Wilderness pros are trained to deal with physical injuries, but what about the psychological trauma that can result while on an expedition, from fear and stress, or from watching someone die in a fall, an avalanche, or whitewater? Australian psychologist and mountaineer Kate Baecher created a training program to equip guides and athletes with a tool kit to handle the worst mental distress we encounter when we're far from help.

In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn

Kyle Burgess was on a trail run when he came upon a protective mama mountain lion. Using his phone, he filmed her as she escorted him away from her cubs for six terrifying minutes. He had no idea he’d just shot internet gold.

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

Wim Hof's teachings about breath work and the health benefits of cold plunges have attracted millions of followers who swear it has cured everything from depression to diabetes and makes them happier and stronger. Our writer traveled to Iceland (naturally) for a deep dive with the man and his methods.

When your life depends on it, it had better work

It's one of the most astonishing survival stories we’ve ever heard—and it might even be true

In an excerpt from 'The Cold Vanish,' a new book about people who disappear in the wild, Outside contributor Jon Billman looks at the rare, tragic case of a fat-tire rider who couldn't be found

From Expedition Overland, 'How We Organize Our Medical Kit' shows the safety supplies these travelers bring on off-road adventures

Spanish-speaking guides call the drug "levanta muertos" for the way it "brings life to a dead person"

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