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A mare named Oriana is lucky to be alive after a terrifying tumble down a ravine in Oregon

The longtime pro surfer and adventurer endured massive swells and perilous weather on his 2,400-mile voyage from California to Hawaii—all in a 20-foot survival craft

Public-health crises are greatly helped by accurate numbers. Why can’t we get a true count of heat deaths?

A group of researchers from University of California at Irvine investigated the link between SAR incidents, park visitation, and Twitter posts. Their conclusions could inform how hikers portray their own adventures—and view those of others—online.

The family of Lauren Davis desperately sought answers after she was fatally struck by a driver while biking to work in New York City in 2016. At every step, the criminal-justice system let them down, raising the question of what justice should look like for victims of traffic violence.

New Zealand student Anna Parsons broke nearly every major bone in her body in a fall in Yosemite National Park

The latest ‘Alone’ winner shares stories from surviving in Labrador and details behind preparing for the show

To portray the hero of the Thai cave rescue in the new film ‘Thirteen Lives,’ the Hollywood star had to go deep—literally

A group of high school sophomores set off on what was supposed to be a grand climb. Instead, it became one of the deadliest alpine disasters in North American history.

Season nine became a starvation contest, and the cast member who could conserve the most calories won

We pitted the fictional Netflix miniseries against the reality survival game show to see which came out on top

Greg and Julie Welch were relaxing at their campsite in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters when a tiny fire in a nearby bog suddenly exploded into a massive blaze that began racing toward them

The reality show’s cast members are beginning to wrestle with their emotions as temperatures drop and food sources dwindle

Heatstroke deaths are common and preventable. Here’s how to make safe decisions when you’re exercising in the summer.

When Cody Sheehy was six years old, he disappeared into the Oregon wilderness. More than three decades later, he insists the experience gave him an invaluable life lesson.

As a professional mountain guide, Jeff Evans is no stranger to close calls, and freely admits he’s skirted death more than once. But nothing he’s experienced has been as terrifying as the minute-plus he spent submerged under an onslaught of crashing waves.

Presenting three delightful tales of adventures gone very, very wrong

Brian Boland was a prolific creator of handcrafted hot-air balloons who set distance and altitude records all over the world. But on July 15, 2021, during a routine outing with a family in Vermont, things went dramatically wrong. Sarah Schweitzer examines Boland’s eccentric and adventurous life, and finds out what happened on his fateful last flight.

A father and son working a crab boat in Chesapeake Bay were caught in a rising storm when they realized that something was very wrong: water was coming up through the floor

Every season, the survival reality TV show features a few bushcraft specialists who approach wilderness living with an artistic flair

Once thought to be basically immortal, giant sequoias are dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than at any other point in human history. Protecting them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices.

The outdoor world has produced another horror story involving a clumsy tourist, a lost cell phone, and a search and rescue mission

A British tourist trekking in Kyrgyzstan was enveloped by a massive slide. Rather than take cover, he filmed the whole thing. We are... glad he’s OK.

A massive slide on Italy’s Marmolada glacier sent rocks and ice tumbling down on multiple groups of climbers

An unidentified hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021

Another contestant heads home early after the reality show throws viewers a few curveballs

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As an out-of-control blaze approached their home, a couple made what seems like a crazy choice: they ignored evacuation orders and stood their ground.

After kicking off an enormous slide on a familiar backcountry run in Colorado, our writer was forced to reconsider his relationship with skiing

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Wildfire? Hurricane? Apocalypse? In this uncertain age, everyone should be prepared to escape in a hurry.

Plus, the emotional agony that comes with quitting the survival show early

After two young pilots crashed their small plane into the water off Hawaii, they realized their best hope for survival was to make it back to land on their own.

She didn’t seem up for the challenge—but her friend kept pushing her to keep soloing anyway

The Outside survival column returns with a shocking story from rural Massachusetts

Thanks to a lot of hard work, skill, luck, and love, these amazing animals emerged safely from the flames and disruption

Fresh out of film school, Soraya Simi’s first documentary was centered around the Paralympic rower’s 2,500-mile solo journey to Hawaii. Except Madsen never made it.

After two episodes, the survivalist reality show has already seen a few twists and turns

When vast gas reserves were discovered off the idyllic coast of northern Mozambique, a crew of roughnecks flew in from around the world to make their fortunes. But in March 2021, Islamist rebels attacked, and the foreigners and thousands of Mozambicans were abandoned. Two hundred holed up at the Amarula Lodge, where the expats faced a choice: save themselves, or risk it all to save everyone. As oil and gas fuel a new war in Europe, Alex Perry pieces together, shot by shot, a stunning morality tale for the global economy.

Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America

He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.

The outdoor-survival reality show returns for season nine—tune in and return to our site for updates and speculation on who will win

Rattlesnakes bite 150,000 pets each year in the U.S. These innovative rattlesnake training courses could save you and your canine companion.

In 2013, writer Mary Grimm got lost amid whiteout conditions and had to fend for herself for nearly a week

There’s a distinct pleasure to eating wild foods that you forage yourself—unless you pick the wrong thing

The well-known climber was helping guide a group of skiers in Utah’s Wasatch mountains last month when a slide engulfed him in several feet of snow

Don’t assume a noise deterrent will save you from a run-in with a wild animal. Do your homework before you head out into the wilderness.

If you’ve been riveted by the discovery of the ‘Endurance’ shipwreck, dive deeper into the rich history of daring—and often tragic—Arctic and Antarctic expeditions with these works of fiction and nonfiction

On February 3rd, a moose charged and trampled Bridgett Watkins' dog team near Fairbanks, Alaska when they were on a training run to prepare for the Iditarod. Here's what happened in her words, as told to Blair Braverman.

The United Nation’s latest scientific assessment on climate change is clear: it’s here, it’s impacting everyone, and it’s dangerous. Is there anything we can do?

Freezing to death. Heatstroke. The excruciatingly painful sting of a box jellyfish, which can kill a person in under a minute. After writing the classic 1997 story “Frozen Alive,” Peter Stark became an expert on what it feels like to die in the wild. We asked him why people are so interested in reading about it—and about his own close calls.

The accident highlights an industry at a crossroads and raises a crucial question: As safety schools boom, who is responsible for making sure the students come home?

Tim Leatherman’s invention was a runaway success. But until now, it’s never been the tool he intended.

Mark Jenkins chose to skip a risky adventure with his friends. Twenty-five years later, he’s still haunted by what happened in his absence.

While climbing Alaska’s Eagle Peak, Joe Yelverton’s life changed in a single moment. His account of the experience won our inaugural survival-stories essay contest.

Over two decades of ambitious adventures, elite skier and climber Zahan Billimoria has had some very close calls in the mountains

What it feels like to rescue a surfer from the massive winter waves that crash into the Hawaiian island

A secret abortion, pirates, and the peace found at the bottom of the ocean

Cahill’s stories and rollicking misadventures around the world have made this publication what it is today. Here he talks about his role in the creation of Outside magazine, choking down snake blood and gallbladder cocktails in the name of journalism, and how he came back from the dead after a frigid swim in the Grand Canyon’s biggest rapid.

In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch

When someone gets hurt in the wild, we know what to do. But what we’ve lacked for way too long are the tools to help people in severe mental distress.

Tim Zimmermann’s feature about a 12,000-pound orca that killed a SeaWorld trainer changed the future of marine parks, was developed into a powerful 2013 documentary, and turned the author into a vegan

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

We caught up with author Sebastian Junger to find out how he reported the incredible Outside Classic story of the Andrea Gail’s crew, what’s changed in the commercial fishing industry, and why he’s drawn to people who have dangerous jobs

Israel Start-Up Nation owner Sylvan Adams and UCI played key roles in helping young Afghan women cyclists escape the clutches of the Taliban

Each year an estimated 300,000 smugglers, known as ‘kolbars,’ haul millions of pounds of contraband from Iraq to Iran over the 14,000-foot peaks of the Zagros Mountains. More than 50 of them will die—shot dead, killed in accidents, or freezing to death—and countless more will be arrested and imprisoned. Alex Perry travels to Iraqi Kurdistan to investigate the roots of a trade that all but defies comprehension.

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?

If you get lost or injured in the woods these days, aid might come from above—in the form of small-propeller drones that are revolutionizing SAR and saving lives

Introducing a new essay contest for Outside readers

A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada

After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.

For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose

Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.

To live in the small town of Haines, Alaska, is to live with bears, with roughly one brown bear for every nine human residents. Last winter, a local snowboarder woke a hibernating brown bear in the backcountry and was severely injured, furthering tensions between food-stressed bears and anxious local residents. But in most encounters, it’s the bear that ends up dead, prompting the question of what it means to coexist.

Kyle Dickman had spent his life chasing adventure. But after nearly dying from a snake bite, he saw menacing risks everywhere he went.

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