Outside News + Features

I’ll try anything: learning to fly a powered paraglider

PM’s daredevil-at-large Jeff Wise learns to fly a powered paraglider under the auspices of veteran paragliding pilot Paul Czarnecki...

Inside the Icarus Cup, aviation’s quirkiest battle

Pilots of pedal-powered airplanes defy physics to compete in aviation’s most obscure contest. Welcome to the Icarus Cup; no engines allowed...

Tree in the house – as nature intended?

Combining nature with architecture results in some fascinating ideas, such as the resident fir tree implemented into the design of one couple's home...

PM steps aboard a flying rubber duck

Is it a boat? A plane? Nope – just your average flying inflatable boat. PM steps aboard a flying rubber duck, dubbed the FlyingDuck, and...

Shark photographer Andy Casagrande combines steel nerves and clever rigs

Underwater cameraman Andy Casagrande builds his own rigs and films fearlessly to capture unique footage of sharks like no one else...

How it works: Hydroptère hydrofoil racing boat

Hydroptère hydrofoil sailboat's bold quest: setting a new record in the Los Angeles-to-Honolulu passage...

Seven days in Death Valley

Seven days in Death Valley

Can you actually enjoy a week in America’s harshest environment? We were dying to find out, so we went for it full throttle in California’s...

The well-packed kayak

The well-packed kayak

Overnight paddling trips can be pure luxury – if you stow your gear right...

14 000 km cycle trip from London to Cape Town

Hannah Smith and Diarmaid McDonald had no illusions about the challenges posed by a 14 000 km cycle trip from London to Cape Town. It...

The Great South African Road Trip

Have a great family getaway (with a little help from modern technology)...

My first crush: driving a FV4201 Chieftain tank

PM’s man at tank camp finds heavy-metal love in a 54-ton beast. Then things get messy. Jeff Wise drives a FV4201 Chieftain tank....

Wheels up: bundu-bashing aboard rugged ATVs

Mountain trails are PM's proving ground for a tough breed of off-road vehicle...

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