jim walking by mary pat harris

Finding A Way

Jim Harris can walk again—which is a big deal because a little over six months ago he was paralyzed from the waist down preparing to photograph a ski traverse in Patagonia. He now walks with a pair of trekking poles, with a small hitch ...

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lava

Anatomy Of A Sandbag

We all have that friend who may need a little encouraging to do something they’re a little apprehensive about. Or something they’re just flat-out scared of. Like leading a run-out pitch, or dropping into a couloir they haven’t skied before, or rowing a ...

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is this man hopelessly lost and in danger of dying, or just looking at a map?

Is Your Adventure Story Epic Enough?

Do you find yourself reading stories about adventures in outdoor magazines and websites and feeling down about what you did on your summer vacation? Maybe you’re slightly disappointed that your mountain climb or weeklong backpacking trip was just fun, challenging, and/or the “trip ...

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yeah grand canyon

The World Needs Dreamers, Too

I have known my friend Jayson for 15 years—that’s him on my back in this photo—from when we were young and foolish until now when we are much less young but only slightly less foolish. He is dyslexic and grew up in a ...

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