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The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc

In the summer of 2016, I was researching the northwest face of the Devil’s Thumb, an infamous peak in southeast Alaska chronicled in <i>Eiger Dreams,</i> by Jon Krakauer. As a young writer, Krakauer had himself climbed the east ridge, but as I soon learned, no one had ever ascended via the 6,500-foot …

Mountaineering

Video: Jimmy Chin on the Deeper Meaning of Climbing

Adventure photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin has a unique perspective on climbing, after all he has done some of the toughest climbs in the …

Climb-On Maps changes the climbing game by getting you there faster and safer

Finding climbing routes can be a frustrating process for even the most seasoned of climbers — be it dealing with dangerous walk-offs or fumbling with …

Guide Books

So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?

If you’ve ever harbored the desire to do the splits, this desire probably left you around age 13, eclipsed by equally brutal preoccupations like romance or acne. But the breakout success in Japan of “Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A Four-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health,” …

11 of Texas’ Most Popular Outdoor Rock Climbing Spots

There are a number of great rock climbing spots in Texas, from areas close to popular cities and other spots that are in more remote yet beautiful …

Master Class: The Quad Anchor

<i>Illustrations by Samantha Zimmerman</i><p><b>RIGGING A MULTI-POINT BELAY ANCHOR</b> is one of climbing’s fundamental skills, but not all anchors are created equal, …

Rock climbing, strength training

It’s a well known fact that if you always train the same way, your body gets used to it and your results will plateau. This is why I’m always on the …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

Woman Found Alive After Being Stranded For One Month in New Zealand Mountains

A search and rescue team in New Zealand found a Czech woman alive Wednesday in a remote mountain cabin after her partner reportedly fell and died on …

Trailer or tiny home? The Tiny Drop is the best of both for off-the-grid living

To some, the American Dream might consist of living in a multimillion dollar mansion in a gated Beverly Hills community -- however far-fetched tha idea might seem. To others, perhaps those more grounded in reality, a mere 150 square feet of a mobile, sustainable living space is all that's required …

9 Lessons I'll Teach My Kids To Ensure They Become A Millionaire (Like Their Dad)

Every good parent wants the best for their kids. I’m certainly no exception.<p>I have three boys. Between them running around and playing with each other, I try to teach them some lessons.<p>Why? Because I want to ensure I give my kids every chance possible at following in my footsteps to become …

Self-improvement

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

How to Remove Malware and Adware From Your Mac

Yes, Macs can get malware. Beyond traditional viruses, worms, and Trojans, there’s now a thriving ecosystem of adware and spyware programs that …

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Sustainable Shipping Container House with a Rooftop Garden

Duncan Meerding transforms tree stumps into lamps that double as tables and stools

Who knew tree stumps could have so many uses! Tasmanian furniture designer Duncan Meerding transformed ordinary tree stumps into gorgeous, …

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Puglia

Puglia – the “spur” and “heel” of the Italian boot – is one of Europe’s great agricultural areas, its immense plains and rolling hills producing much of Italy’s wine and olive oil, vast quantities of its fruit and vegetables, and most of the hard durum wheat used to make its pasta.<p>The hot, dry …

This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

This Silent, Straw-Like Wind Turbine Can Fit In Your Backyard

And quiet enough to not get your friendly neighborhood NIMBYs upset.<p>Most wind turbines aren’t exactly small enough to fit in a backyard–since a bigger size means more energy, a single blade can be longer than a football field. And wind power can be noisy enough that neighbors sometimes complain …

Richard Feynman on Science vs. Religion and Why Uncertainty Is Central to Morality

“It is impossible to find an answer which someday will not be found to be wrong.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his timeless treatise on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have failed.”</i> Perhaps because, as …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …

Direct to Desktop: Camera Tethering in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Have you ever seen a high-powered fashion photography studio setup on TV? Maybe on a reality show, or a makeup ad: medium format digital cameras …

Search Jobs and work exchange for foreigners in Korea

The number of Koreans marrying foreigners has skyrocketed in recent years. Foreign spouses, mostly women from other Asian countries,are increasingly …

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

‘Valar Morghulis’, An Illustrated Guide to All 456 Deaths From the First Four Seasons of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

Graphics editors Shelly Tan and Alberto Cuadra of The Washington Post recently worked together to create <i>Valar Morghulis</i>, an illustrated guide to all …

Game of Thrones

TouchPico - Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

Gear & Gadgets