Winter 2020 Contents

Snowkiting, cold-weather layering, Everest hiking, and more.

On a String and a Prayer

Harness in with an AMC reporter on her first snowkiting adventure.

Racing to Beat the Odds

Experience the thrill of an evolving New England sport: dogsledding.

Nature Is Good for You

Dive into the science behind the welcome news that the outdoors makes us healthier.

Dress Rehearsal

Read how Mount Washington helped scientists monitor weather on Everest.

Snow Patrol

Hitch a ride on one of the snowmobiles grooming Maine Woods ski trails.

Camp Cozy

Ease into winter camping at one of these 8 spots friendly to first-timers.

Faux Down

Stay warm with the best synthetic insulations on the market today.

A Winter Walk

Pull your cap down snug and go on your first winter hike with this advice.

Trail Trouble

Find out why Pennsylvania shut down one of its most popular hiking routes.

Cold Care

Recognize and treat hypothermia early with advice from AMC’s doc.

How Edna Hiked Everest

Pull up a chair and hear how an 84-year-old made it to Everest base camp.

Taking Cues

Learn how vets are watching injured wildlife for signs of pain.

Sneak Peak

Get an early look at plans for a lakeside NY camp AMC is renovating.

Be W.I.S.E.

Layer up for warmth and comfort using this smart acronym.


AMC Outdoors, the magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, inspires readers to get outside and get engaged by providing high-quality, compelling coverage of outdoor recreation, education, and conservation throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Archives by department


Long-form narratives and inspiring adventures

Web Exclusives

Interactive videos, photos, and more


Thoughts from AMC’s president, John Judge

Bulletin: Across the Region

News and trends in conservation and recreation

Bulletin: Around AMC

The latest news from across AMC


Trip ideas by activity in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic


Tips and advice from our trusted gear guru


Skills for the great outdoors

Great Kids, Great Outdoors

On raising the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts

Field Guide

Your field guide to the natural world


Profiles of AMC members, volunteers, and staff


Personal essays on the outdoors


A behind-the-scenes peek into the AMC archives