The road map to becoming enough.
The Himalayan Tragedy That Forever Changed Mountaineering
“In 1976, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, the daughter of legendary alpinist Willi Unsoeld, died while climbing the massive Indian peak for which she was named.”
Roll With It
Ian Mackay was paralyzed 14 years ago in a bike accident, leaving the active 26-year-old with the physical abilities of an infant. Today, he’s traversing hundreds of miles in an Invacare TDX SP2. For Sports Illustrated, Joseph Bien-Kahn tells Mackay’s inspiring story and offers an account of his latest challenge: breaking a world record for […]
Disaster at 18,200 Feet
The U.S. has seen an increase in National Parks visitors in recent years, as well as an outdoor climbing boom. At Denali National Park, that also means a surge in less experienced climbers: “more summit chasers, fewer wilderness seekers.” In this story for Insider, Kelsey Vlamis recounts the experience of four climbers attempting to summit […]
Searching for the Mountaintop in Upstate New York
A family confronts its racial past along the Appalachian Trail.
The Profound Beauty of Firefly Tourism
“Visitors to Appalachia are seeking out fireflies and finding solace in these dark times.”
‘I Saw It on Instagram, I Had to Come’: The Desire to Document Ourselves in Nature
Are Instagrammers and selfie culture destroying the outdoors? At Outside, Lisa Chase sets off to find out.
What I Learned at the Most Instagrammed Outdoor Places
Visiting tourist hotspots like the Grand Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, Lisa Chase explores “the human desire to lose ourselves in the wild and also to extract, despoil, and package it.”
My Backcountry Prescription Experiment
Mathina Calliope goes off her antidepressant and into the woods.
Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail
During a month hiking Muir’s “Range of Light,” three young women traversed snowy mountain passes, ran out of food, confronted a gendered wilderness, and learned to deal with each other.