Great Outdoors


Stop Blaming Instagram for Ruining the Great Outdoors

We don’t need less nature photos on social media, we need more funding for our public lands.


Gear Physics: How Ice Screws Keep Ice Climbers from Falling to Their Deaths

The simple piece of gear that made ice climbing a legit sport.


Gear Physics: The Leg-Saving Brilliance of Skis That Let Go

Modern skiing was made possible by a 1930s invention: releasable ski bindings.


Gear Physics: The ATC Is Climbing's Cheapest Piece of Gear and Its Most Crucial

A $15 aluminum tube that stands between you and the ground.