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JB Mauney rides E-J Bucking Bulls, LLC/Gene Owen's Shaft for 89.25 during the championship round of the New York City Built Ford Tough series PBR. Photo by Andy Watson

As professional bull riding gets big, athletes like JB Mauney take the pain (The Guardian)

Doug Tompkins: life and death of the ecological visionary behind North Face (The Guardian)


Virgin Galactic’s $250,000 tickets haunt New Mexico town (The Guardian)

Can Sea Shepherd survive its own success? (The Guardian)

We have a problem with sports in America – and it’s not what you think (The Guardian)

Did rules, not risk, cause Dean Potter’s Base jumping death? (The Guardian)

Why you really should (but really can’t) eat horsemeat (The Guardian)


George R.R. Martin, Author And … Movie-Theater Guy? (NPR’s All Things Considered)

Life at the Bundy ranch, uncensored (Esquire)


There are no pythons here (Outside)

Disappearance on Mount Marathon (Outside)


At the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the future of adventure sports is female (The Guardian)

Wingsuit Base jumper Steph Davis describes holding on and letting go (The Guardian)

Last Race to the Pole: will the reality show be the final North Pole trek? (The Guardian)

Renan Ozturk looking good during the long descent descent from the summit back to the portaledge camp after 17 hours on the move.

Meru: the documentary that best captures ‘the PTSD’ of high-level climbing (The Guardian)

‘Oyster wars’ reveal a battle for America’s public lands (The Guardian)

Summer buyer’s guide: The best gear of 2014 – women’s travel essentials (Outside)

The best juicers and juice recipes (Outside)

The customization revolution that’s changing the way we buy everything (Outside)

‘Outside’ builds a bike (Outside)

The top 10 films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival (Outside)

Google Trekker hauls ‘Street View’ into the backcountry (Outside)

News & Analysis

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Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3 million acres of public land after outcry (The Guardian)

Republicans move to sell of 3.3 million acres of national land, sparking rallies (The Guardian)

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‘Now we are waking up’: Zimbabwe protests leader seeks international help (The Guardian)

The race to bring Afghanistan to the Winter Olympics (The Guardian)

Not Just a Label pops up at the Waldorf (The Observer)

Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone, but other pipelines have forged ahead (The Guardian)

Escape casts spotlight on Washington use of juvenile inmates to fight wildfires (The Guardian)

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Confusion plagues EPA response to toxic Colorado mining spill it caused (The Guardian)

Rio 2016: Guardian US writers share what they’re looking forward to most (The Guardian)

Binders Full of Women Writers: can a secret Facebook group be inclusive? (The Guardian)

FILE - In this 2005 file photo, visitors view Half Dome from Glacier Point at Yosemite National Park, Calif. A massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging, park officials said Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas, File)

Yosemite rockfall launches high-stakes race to re-map Half Dome climb (The Guardian)

SeaWorld’s ‘sophisticated’ spy ring bigger than previously thought, activists claim (The Guardian)

Hillary Clinton’s climate change plan ‘just plain silly’, says leading expert (The Guardian)

Nuclear weapons expansion pushed in Congress despite accidents at lab (The Guardian)

Wilderness Act at 50: the economics of open space (The Guardian)

March of the engines: The most ambitious polar expedition in history (Outside)

Looking to build a community of hot young entrepreneurs? Why not buy a mountain? (Outside)

Ask the experts: Can I treat runner’s knee with a knee brace? (Outside)

Ask the experts: Should I sit on an exercise ball at work? (Outside)


Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson is back with the supercharged ‘Grand Tour’ (Men’s Journal)

Garrison Keillor for G2

Garrison Keillor on retiring, the trouble with nostalgia, and the state of America (The Guardian)

Les Stroud on eating for survival (Outside)

Kayaker Willie Kern on pushing the limit (Outside)

Multisport athlete Sari Anderson on staying active while raising a family (Outside)

An Arctic expedition salvaged from obscurity (Outside)

Lone Shooter: Filmmaker Nick Waggoner on a deadly expedition (Outside)

David de Rothschild challenges Belo Monte dam (Outside)

Photographer Cory Richardson on filming the first ascent of GII in winter (Outside)

Dianne Whelan on filming Everest (Outside)

Climber Freddie Wilkinson on writing, homesteading and hazing (Outside)

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