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First Fatal Grizzly Bear Attack in Denali

This week's deadly mauling of a backpacker in Denali National Park, the first confirmed fatal encounter,  is likely to reset how hikers view the park, which harbors some of the greatest wilderness in North America. Rangers found the camera belonging to the hiker who was killed, which sheds light on what happened before the attack. The big question: did he get too close?

Week Two Dispatches from Andrew McLean

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

Week One Dispatches from Andrew McLean

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

Andrew McLean's Dispatches from Alaska

By GreatOutdoors.com Staff

The Magic Behind the Film "Steep"

By Andrew McLean

GreatOutdoors.com ski correspondent Andrew McLean gives us a behind the scenes look at the film Steep. Two years in the making, Steep depicts the highlights of modern big mountain skiing.

Big Year for Climber Colin Haley

By Gordy Skoog

With difficult routes on Cerro Torre, Huntington, Robson, Denali, and more, in one amazing year, 22-year-old Colin Haley is making his mark in alpine climbing.

Classic Hikes of the World: McGonagall Pass

An excerpt from Peter Potterfield's new book on the world's best hiking routes.

Gates of the Arctic

By Steve Howe

Willows, rain, bugs, rivers, snowfields, and steep mountain passes: How do you travel through rugged and beautiful Gates of teh Arctic National Park? Simple, follow the caibou.

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