Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. The Darkest Places chronicles mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and deadly disasters, taking us to far-flung places no sane person would want to go.
Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue was published in September 1977 and since then the magazine has featured writers such as Jim Harrison, Sebastian Junger, Thomas McGuane, and Jon Krakauer. Its mission statement is “to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle.”