You just hiked (or ran) 20 long miles in 90-degree weather and ran out of water. But one of the others on the trip had extra water to share with you.
You just climbed the equivalent of the Empire State Building twice(!) on your way to 25,000 total steps because someone put a bunch of mountains on your trail. But with the help of the others who helped carry your pack, it was no sweat.
After carrying 50 pounds of food and gear up a mountain, you set up camp just in time for the sky to open up and dump FML-type rain on you for 3 straight hours. Fortunately, someone was smart enough to bring a tarp and you were dry and toasty all night.
No matter how often things go from "Piece of cake!" to "WTF was I thinking?!", you can't help wanting to do it again. While some of your friends be like, "You crazy...", you're thinking, "You just don't get it..."
Welcome to Outerthere!
Where else you gonna get the low-down on that crazy adventure you've been thinking about? Outerthere is a community of open-minded, ready-to-go, local city kids who are all about that #adventure life, but maybe want to see someone else try it first before you do it, and if you do try it, you'd prefer trying it with friends.
Outerthere.com is intended to inspire you, to spotlight your epic accomplishments, and to make you feel good going into your week or weekend. Want to come out on a trip, check out the calendar. Ain't ready to come out, but believe in the vision? Click on ads you see, shop our Gear Shop, and of course, sign up and follow us everywhere.
For the first 10 years of my career, I worked almost every day, including weekends. I had no regular interaction with friends, no hobbies and anyone who lived with me hated living with me. In 2010-2011, something big happened in my life and and for the first time ever, I woke up to the fact that I needed to make a change. The change was extreme: almost every single weekend since then, I've tried to make the most of those 2 days off by thinking of them as mini-vacations. And just like a vacation, by planning ahead, I would have something to look forward to during the week. And when the weekend got here, I didn't have to stress because everything was already set up.
Over the course of 400+ weekends, I've tried LOTS of things. And the biggest inconvenience has been having to search, vet, and plan around incompatible calendars and inconsistent reviews for everything I wanted to do. If you wanted to go climbing, there are literally a dozen options, including scammers. How could I pick a good one? And how could I coordinate it with my schedule (not to mention my friends' schedules). So, that's how the idea for Outerthere started taking shape. Today, it's the only place where you can see albums and watch videos of small groups of beginners trying almost everything outdoorsy to do in and around NYC. Over those 400 weekends, the Outerthere fam has helped me screen out the good, the bad, and the absolutely terrible providers of outdoor experiences, have helped me figure out itineraries and costs, and have given me invaluable feedback as we struggled to figure out how to make Outerthere work for everyone.
And after 400 weekends, there are now dozens of fully vetted outdoor adventures live right now on a single calendar for you to look forward to trying year round, with new experiences added regularly. Plan your stress-free weekend, try something new, or just watch us figure all this sh_t out and you’ll see that 60% of the time, it's lit every time! Yeah! (We did a study. But don't trust my math, tho).
My name is Al and I’m inviting you to come out yourself or with your squad. But if you ain’t got a squad (‘cause they’re always busy), no problem. That’s what Outerthere is all about. Book your next epic adventure now! Word.
Heads up fam. This website uses 3rd party tracking technology (from companies like Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Impact, etc) and continued use of this site means you're cool with that. Outerthere.com is not that high-tech. We only know who you are if you sign up to something. However, these companies probably know who you are and follow you everywhere. All Outerthere is interested in is getting full credit for getting you all stoked and booking and buying stuff. Word. And thanks for understanding.