Outside Magazine, Aug 2014
The End of Everest
A lens so sharp, you won't leave home without it.
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
The key to seeing the best of Iceland? Posting up in the middle of the action.
As climate change threatens snowpack, ski areas are adopting a new survival strategy: Beefing up the summer fun.
Lukas Verzbicas has been turning heads in the running and triathlon worlds since he was a teen. But his most impressive feat was getting all the way back to the top after a devastating accident.
Boston’s bike program prepares to take the next step—by making cycling an option for low-income riders, too.
Two new books attempt to explain mankind’s strange attraction to the deep blue sea.
Serious careers? Check. Committed to their families? Check. Able to beat the pros at their own game? You know it. Five hard-charging desk jocks who manage to do it all share the secrets of their success.
Summer's best timepieces play hard, no matter what you throw at them.
In praise of summer’s original combo deal: clear tunes and swimming holes.
With mega-grocers like Walmart and Target investing big in organics, does the word really mean anything anymore?
Wind power may have faded as an energy alternative, but a Google-backed startup is poised to revive the industry.
Gear that plays well when wet, whether it’s at the beach, in the river, or around town
These credit cards were made for those of us with a serious case of wanderlust. With the right piece of plastic, those everyday charges could land you major air travel bonuses.
Pet-friendly American suburbs make ideal habitats for skunks, and populations of the bushy-tailed moochers have exploded in recent years. Time to investigate an outbreak that's bringing the wrong kind of funk to summer nights.
The true story of the mountain's most horrific day, the Sherpas who paid the price, and the aftershocks that will change the mountain forever
Trapping of bobcats, coyotes, and other fur-bearing animals is on the rise—with man’s best friend the collateral damage.
There's a reason exiles dreaded being packed off to Siberia. While retracing the path of a doomed 19th-century U.S. polar expedition in the Russian High Arctic, we encounter swarming mosquitoes, a few Kalashnikovs, an island lost in time, the burial site of ten brave men, and a haunting beauty like nothing we've ever seen.
Play to Win
They manage hedge funds. They run carpools. They work 70-hour weeks and endure 90-minute commutes. Yet somehow these elite desk jockeys stay as fit as the pros. Here’s how they do it. By Gordy Megroz.
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Few Americans have heard the story of the ten brave explorers who were lost after ice crushed their ship in the Russian High Arctic in 1879. But as Hampton Sides discovers on his own gritty, mosquito-infested mission to Siberia, the Russians will never forget it.
In April, just as the Everest climbing season was getting under way, a monster avalanche buried 16 Sherpas in a grave of ice. Grayson Schaffer has the inside story of the mountain’s deadliest day and the aftershocks that will change climbing forever.
The White Stripes
The new neighbors have arrived—and they stink. All across the country, skunks are moving into our woodsheds, garages, and empty lots, and there’s little we can do about it. Christopher Kemp noses into a new kind of urban blight.
First Look: A high-flying Google X startup aims to blow new life into the deflated wind-energy sector.
Biking: How traffic-choked Boston turned into a two-wheeler’s dream.
Primer: Are new organic-food lines from Walmart and Target a godsend or the death of a movement?
Rising Star: Two years after a near fatal crash, triathlete Lukas Verzbicas is climbing the pro ranks.
Media: Biologist Wallace J. Nichols’s prescription for a healthier and happier life? Salty H2O.
Feuds: Fur trapping is back—and it’s snaring man’s best friend.
Covet: Summer just isn’t summer without portable tunes.
Northern Europe: The sun never sets on the land of mountains, fjords, and rustic gourmet food.
Weekend Plan: Ski mountains come alive in warm weather with zip lines, rope courses, and other downhill fun.
Go List: Yosemite’s Merced River opens up to paddlers, credit cards for travelers, and a new way to avoid airport parking fees.
Base Camp: An Icelandic lodge set right on top of the action.
Photography: The sharpest smartphone lens we’ve ever seen.
Summer Toys: Gear that’s happiest when wet.
Obstacle Course Racing: Tools to get you over, under, around, and through any barrier.
Watches: Tough timepieces.