Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body
Dad and I had always planned to climb Africa’s tallest peak together, but cancer took away our chance. I knew he wouldn’t want it to take mine, too.
After suffering a nervous breakdown, mountain-bike photographer Matt Wragg received a surprising opinion from his psychologist
We are often quick to criticize those who perish outdoors. The author believes we should approach these tragedies with more compassion.
“You always think you’ll save the ones you love when the moment comes. But he didn’t save her.”
Our columnist literally wrote the book on peak performance, but he had to reconsider everything after an unexpected battle with mental illness
Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.
Professional skier Drew Petersen opens up about his struggles with suicidal thoughts—and explains why talking about it is key to addressing the mental health crisis
Seasonal outdoor work seems idyllic, but it isn’t an easy lifestyle. Guides are starting to open up about the challenges of constant transitions, and new research offers insight into their unique situation.
The exuberant king of survival TV insists that our wild adventures are about more than just chasing fun—they are the keys that get us through the struggles of our everyday lives
Faced with risk and loss in the mountains, our writer grapples with what it means to lead a life well-lived.
More and more evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health
Activities such as lifting weights, hiking, or even woodworking teach us humility and keep us grounded in reality
What you eat changes how you feel. These foods are the best for your brain
New research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs highlights the importance of consistency
Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline.