A quick rundown of the court case that is dominating headlines this week
It took a powerful experience on a glacier in Iceland for the scientist to see reason for hope in a rapidly transforming world
Friends pay tribute to an icon of the Yosemite climbing scene
Fueled by fearmongering and phony rhetoric, plans to force cyclists to obtain licenses are not new—but they are ridiculous
There’s no more difficult or uncomfortable physical challenge than holding your breath underwater for an extended period
Losing her dad on 9/11 led to years of struggle. Then the skier reconnected with the happiness he’d given her by hauling ass down a mountain.
Two hikers died and more than ten required rescue after heavy rains inundated Buckskin Gulch
When the mountain guide was caught in an avalanche, he was sure it was the end. But deep inside himself he discovered the will to live.
Volunteers in Montana recently dug a migration corridor through chest-high snowdrifts. They hope the passage prevents bison from being struck by motorists.
A scientist from the University of Colorado explains why the presence of human bacteria on the South Col represents a groundbreaking discovery
The cyclist had taken pride in never having a serious accident. Then a fall showed him how to measure progress bit by bit.
5 simple ways to curb your food waste and save money
When Scott Pirsig’s close friend Bob Sturtz suffered a stroke deep in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, Pirsig had no choice but to leave him in the wilderness and make a desperate sprint to get help
A proposed law would require hikers who ignored warning signs or walked on closed trails to reimburse the state for SAR
When it comes to skiing in the East, New Hampshire ski resorts have everything you could ever want in a ski vacation
The sport’s only nonagenarian shares his story—and wisdom—from decades on the trail
Shiffrin tied and then broke Ingemar Stenmark's World Cup wins record over the weekend
SAR crews in Oregon discovered the trapped motorist after he used his ingenuity to send an SOS signal
After this mother of seven miraculously survived a violent car crash, she found a new purpose in climbing high-altitude peaks
A state-by-state guide to climate change impacts already unfolding, and how to get involved in local mitigation and resiliency projects
We can save this planet
Our hiking columnist has spent more than a quarter of the past four years on trail. Every morning out there, without fail, he eats another perfect packet of Pop-Tarts.
The photographer and filmmaker was told his spinal injury meant no more mountain sports. But learning to play like a kid made anything possible.
How three-time Xterra world champ Lesley Paterson cowrote the new adaptation of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’
Why do we keep skiing, despite the crowds, the cost, and the unpredictable conditions? Spend an entire day on a chairlift and you’ll find out.
Rescue crews in SoCal are already warning hikers to skip the snowy San Jacinto Mountains
The latest technology from Iridium keeps execs and entrepreneurs online in the most remote parts of the world
After a devastating accident, the mountain biker realized that getting back on the trail meant accepting discomfort and unpredictability
After the enormous earthquake in February, one group of Turkish mountaineers headed east, to help in any way they could
Some cyclists are drawn to advocacy while others remain uninterested. Eben Weiss explores biking’s political divide.
The bloodsuckers are waking up—and biting—earlier each year
There's a lot of outdoor misinformation out there, and we're on a quest to quash it
You don't always need fancy gear or expert guides to get out there and explore.
How to handle plastic bags, batteries, milk cartons, metals, and...bowling balls
“Since he’s never said anything explicitly romantic, wouldn’t it be presumptuous to tell him I’m not interested?”
While snowshoeing through the woods, the somatic counselor encountered an unexpected therapy for her own depression
In Aspen, Colorado, and other alpine communities, the future depends on making sure the weirdos and oddballs are still welcome
Enter for a chance to win one of 33 pairs of Peak Skis over 33 days
Following the historical route of the Black soldiers who bikepacked across the American West in 1897, he realized how strong they were—and how strong he is
Despite rising costs, surging crowds, and shorter winters, people still flock to the mountains. What keeps us coming back?
In 2020, my wife contracted COVID and never fully recovered, but when she learned about the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, it became a source of hope
Last month the company discontinued its Guide Built program, letting go of over 20 athletes in the process. Who’s left? Influencers.
President Carter added protections to more than 157 million acres of public land and created 39 total national park units
The multidisciplinary artist was struggling with alcoholism when they joined a trail crew in the mountains on a whim. Out there, they found a new community—and reclaimed their life.
The Finnish driver traces his cycling passion back to a misadventure on two wheels
Basque climbers Amaia Agirre and Iker Bilbao were descending the peak when a wet slide swept them into a crevasse
After her brother died, the clothing designer thought outdoor sports would relieve her grief. But it took her own near-miss accident to wake her up to what she needed to hear.
She was one of the world’s best big-mountain freeskiers—and then, suddenly, she decided she was done
A man says he required lifesaving when he accidentally ignited a 2018 wildfire. An Arizona court determined that his negligence made him culpable.
When the polar explorer was at his lowest moment, he learned his most valuable lesson: kindness matters
Sam Anthamatten and Jérémie Heitz set out to ski aesthetic, high-altitude lines, but an accident along the way creates a new challenge
Pro skier Owen Leeper discusses the terrifying ordeal, which he captured on his helmet camera
A slow walk through the woods has psychological and physiological benefits—and it could teach you a few things about hiking, too.
More than 300 athletes wrote a letter to skiing’s international governing body demanding steps be taken to preserver winter sports
Writer Chris Van Leuven shares memories of Milligan, who was killed in a fall last week in Banff National Park
The intrepid traveler was trapped overseas, with no end to her misadventure in sight. Taking it one day at a time changed everything.
The Alpine skiing star parted ways with coach Mike Day just a few days after the 2023 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships
Cold-weather athletes share their tales, advice, and trailside hacks about polar penis, a rarely-discussed—and yeah, really painful—ailment
The elite ski mountaineer was struggling mightily on an expedition. To get through it, he would have to get out of his own way.
For an episode of our new podcast, ‘The Daily Rally,’ the professional skier talks about learning to get out of his own way while on an expedition in Alaska
A ride on a wild stallion teaches the adventurer that the best reason to take a chance is not knowing how it will turn out
Indoor gyms are en vogue. One veteran climber and editor argues that the community has lost something amid the popularity.
To get through the pain of losing her partner, the professional snowboarder embraces what frightens her most
We all know that leaving dog feces on the trail is bad form. One editor argues that leaving turd bags behind is worse.
Coming February 13, a weekday podcast featuring short stories of resilience in the face of big challenges and unexpected adventures
Lake Elsinore has already closed access to one of the most popular areas for checking out the wildflowers
Luckily for the bear, a wildlife official arrived and rescued it from the chilly predicament
Silverton Mountain plans to build a second lift this summer
When one of the world’s best crack climbers was grounded by chronic fatigue syndrome—a mysterious illness with disabling symptoms that can include a mix of confusion, headaches, and sensory overload—his life became an uphill struggle just to feel human again.
This wild story out of coastal Oregon has it all
Shiffrin was disqualified from the Alpine Combined event after straddling a gate in the slalom
Officials issued tickets to ascend 3,284-foot Old Rag in 2022. The program was a success, so the park is continuing it in 2023.
American Addison Rafford and Swede Max Palm claimed the tour’s opening round in Spain
Data of Sasquatch sightings in a new preprint finds a strong correlation with bear population density
We crunched the numbers for five popular resorts. Spoiler alert: a day on the slopes for a family runs alarmingly close to a month’s rent.
Last January, Carl Stanfield set out to break the world record for the most miles ever hiked in a year. In failing, he found his temporary limit—and, he hopes, a renewed version of himself.
The man plunged into a residential neighborhood in Oceanside, California, on Friday, and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries
Producing 286 million metric tons of carbon pollution, the ConocoPhillips Willow project will double the emissions the administration hopes to save through renewable energy progress elsewhere
Hikers in New Hampshire can already be charged for lifesaving, and a proposed law would punish those who refuse to pay. Editor Adam Roy thinks it’s a terrible and dangerous policy.
Runner, 24, discusses his victorious effort on the reality show, and the hurdles he’s overcome as a transgender athlete