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Hear an interview with Ed Viesturs. Plus, ten more explorers who shattered our expectations in '05.

Ed Viesturs and our Adventurers of the Year

Keep a drool cloth handy. Here are all the gotta-get-it items for savvy outdoor fanatics this holiday season.

Gift Ideas

With our first annual all-season ski guide, you can own the slopes year round.

Ski Vacation Almanac
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Wild Mongolia
Photographer Matthieu Paley explores Mongolia's modern edge.

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When you're going global, pack light. RYP's six essential items »
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Steal these training moves from three top winter Olympians. Plus, the truth about the steroid DHEA »

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Puerto Rico's Wild Roads
Use our map, four-day itinerary, and music playlist to drive unspoiled Puerto Rico. 

Puerto Rico Road Trip

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Staff Photo Album

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