John Rasmus was the editor of Outside from 1978 to 1990. He went on to be the founding editor of Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure.
Marshall Sella started as an intern at Outside in Chicago in 1988, and he went on to a successful career as a magazine writer in New York. His friends and former colleagues will remember him as much for his infectious humor and generous spirit. Here, his editor recalls the impact a young man had on a magazine still finding its voice.
Our former editor on the craziest and least taste-defensible piece he ever assigned