Elizabeth Hightower Allen
Epic tales of survival, a delightful dive into the experiences of animals, and everything in between
Wells Tower on discovering the hard way that his father sleeps naked, how to navigate sibling punching episodes, and the simple fact that, pitfalls and all, it’s important to take your chances and just go
The acclaimed nonfiction writer talked to nearly 100 scientists to tell the story of how the virus that caused COVID-19 spilled over into humans and spread across the globe
Ten years after the publication of ‘Wild,’ the beloved author shares her thoughts on the haters who thought she was unprepared, the transformative power of doing big things, and where Monster is now
Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s memoir about being the first Peruvian woman to stand atop the tallest mountain on earth is also a story about surviving sexual abuse and addiction and, ultimately, finding herself
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
This month the Outside Book Club will read ‘Riverman,’ by Ben McGrath, the tale of a traveler who glimpsed the kind of freedom most of us only dream about
Our March pick is Cheryl Strayed’s classic memoir of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We’ll conclude the conversation with a live Zoom Q and A on April 5.
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.
When Outside contributing editor Florence Williams’s husband of 25 years left her, she paddled the Green River to process her grief. Her new book recounts that story and dives into the science of the heart.
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.
Rahawa Haile set out on the AT during one of the most tumultuous periods in our political history. The story she wrote about it for Outside in 2017 hit a nerve, and encouraged many others to get out on the trail. We followed up with her to find out what scared her the most, the one piece of gear she couldn’t live without, and why thru-hiking is always worth it in the end.
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
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
Over the past five years, nine new national monuments have joined the ranks of America’s protected lands. But Michael Brune, the man who heads up the Sierra Club, would like to see more. Elizabeth Hightower Allen joins him, his family, and a pack of rambunctious llamas on a tour of New Mexico’s highlands.
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What do the world's most rejuvenating island escapes have in common? Empty sand, lonely surf, and new adventures of the strangest kind.
The latest films and fashions from seven of the brightest stars at this year's Mountainfilm in Telluride festival.
Break out the hammocks and beach chairs! Presenting the best new books of summer.
Q. What is the most powerful species? Wild File Salmon A. You mean like whether a wolverine could take down Nancy Pelosi? Yawn. Today's power animals are the ones bringing in dollars or holding up development. “Endangered species have this ability to crystallize, amplify, and resolve long-standing problems,” says Center…
Q. What is “dead pool?” A. Trouble, that's what. Dead pool is the level at which water can no longer be released from a reservoir. Take Lake Powell, on the Colorado River. Glen Canyon Dam's lowest turbines sit 210 feet below “full pool,” which is when the bathtub is…
The former VP talks about his new, solutions-based book.
Tibet's Secret Mountain, by Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke; A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Frémont, and the Claiming of the American West, by David Roberts; Savage Shore, by Edward Marriott; and The Change in the Weather, by William K. Stevens.