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Welcome to Newfoundland

By Olivier Dion and Thomas Thiery. Follow them at estski.ca (Translated from the French) In the imagination of many backcountry skiers, Newfoundland’s West Coast remains a mythical place. Many know there is as much skiable terrain as in Gaspésie and the snow is abundant, but few have skied there. Newfoundland…

Majka Burhardt, Adventure Philanthropist

By Ian Ferguson Photos by Gabe Rogel From African alpine jungles to frozen waterfalls in New England, climber Majka Burhardt is comfortable on any vertical terrain. Now she’s using her skills to protect an ecosystem and the people who depend on it. Majka Burhardt was in her element leading an…

Made in New England

These New England outdoor sports companies are not only providing local jobs and supporting the regional economy, they’re making some of the best products on the planet. [Featured photo by Brian Threlkeld] Hyperlite Mountain Gear Biddeford, Maine The people at Hyperlite Mountain Gear make shelters and backpacks for ultramarathoners, bikepackers,…

The wild people you meet on the Long Trail

Musings from a section of Vermont’s classic thru-hike By Jeremy Gansler Photo by Jamel Torres It was a three-hour drive to the trailhead. My dad drove us west, blazing through the gentle topography of western Massachusetts until we reached the Pine Cobble trailhead. We snapped a picture and began walking….

Outlook Photo Gallery: Summer 2016

Sara Rice makes her way up Standard Route, 5.5 R, on Whitehorse Ledge. Photo by Anne Skidmore. Thatcher Graves and Gunnar take in the Milky Way atop Foss Mountain (RIP Gunnar). Photo by Austin Perry. Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington, with the headwall behind. Photo by Kyle Couture. Miguel...

Trailrunning: New York’s Fastest 46er

Interview by Matt McDonald Above: Looking out at a few of the 46 Adirondack 4,000-footers. Photo by Kevin McAvey. Right: Jan Wellford, 34, Keene Valley, NY, ran up those 46 peaks in under 4 days. At 9:46 p.m. on June 27, 2008, Jan Wellford summited the granite spine atop New…

Remote Slab Rock Climbing Areas of the White Mountains

Climb the slabs less traveled By David Lottman When most Northeast climbers think of slab climbing, they think of iconic Whitehorse Ledge. This 900-foot high cliff, only minutes from downtown North Conway, N.H., boasts dozens of high quality friction routes and sees a tremendous amount of traffic from early May…

Mountain Biking Boston

Discovering Boston’s other freedom trails via mountain bike Trail maps below Story and photos by Andy Howard. Trail maps designed by Lee House. EMBRACED BY THE VIBRANT green tree cover and underbrush, I pedaled my mountain bike along a narrow sliver of dirt beside the Charles River, dancing between rocks…

Katahdin/Allagash

Up a mountain and down a river in Maine Story and photos by Curran Ferrey The Mountain We awoke from our nap, the three of us crammed into the seats of an overpacked sedan. We’d spent the last 12 hours driving, and bags of camera equipment, headlamps, spare fleece layers…

Life Beta From a Vermont Climber

Off the Beaten Path with Kris Fiore Interview by Maxwell Forbes Photos by Russell Frisch I first met Kris Fiore while studying at the University of Vermont. We share a passion for rock climbing, so it didn’t take us long to become good friends. Once, while climbing a section of…