From awe-inspiring, death-defying ropeless climbs to fatherhood, the world’s greatest climber is aiming for new heights but not about to hold back.
The Outside Issue
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There’s never been a better time to get outside. On one hand, the great outdoors are a salve — to our screen addiction, anxiety, (lack of) fitness, and boredom. On the other, nature reminds us that we’re on this rock together, a fragile space that couldn’t care less about polemics. But most practically, getting outside together brings us all closer. It gives families and friends shared experiences, memories, and opportunities to bond. In a very complicated world, it’s nice to have one answer to all that ails us: Go outside.
What the World's Greatest Adventurers Teach Their Kids
What outdoor skills should your kids know? We went to 18 professional explorers, athletes, and naturalists for answers.
Open Fire And Outdoor Grill Recipes for the Whole Family
These recipes prove that with a little preparation, you can have a spectacular meal anywhere.
22 Family Adventures For The Bold
For your next family vacation, paddle to your own island, bike from inn to inn, or take a road trip through the most remote regions of Patagonia. What’s stopping you?
As much as I hope to pass on the wisdom of the natural world to my children, they are often giving me an education on how to slow down and observe the world … through the texture of a new lichen, a unique seed pod, and that seemingly obnoxious stick I’m asked to carry the rest of our walk.
Scott Jurek, Ultrarunner
Maybe Dad was right all along — a little hardship builds character, makes memories, and is what life is really all about.
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Go Wild! Outdoor Gear Fit for the Whole Family
Whether you're hiking, biking, camping, or glamping, we've got the gear for you.
Better outdoors gear means more comfort under the stars, by the fire, and on top of the summit.
Forsake’s Halden boot is a true hybrid – a hiking boot that’s tough enough to handle the trails, but stylish enough to double as an in-town sneaker. The waterproof leather is bolstered with a waterproof/breathable membrane, a composite shank provides added support on rough trails, and the EVA midsole levels out bumps on both dirt and concrete.