Friday Inspiration, Vol. 176

Watch Brody Leven and Josh Jespersen ski the Notch Couloir on Longs Peak, maybe the definition of “no-fall” territory (video)

The Kickstarter for Chart Imitates Life, my new book of illustrations, was successfully funded in less than 24 hours, so I’m increasing the first printing from 1,000 to 2,000, and you can pre-order your copy here.

Please enjoy these portraits of goats (and also the story behind them)

How inmates and prisoners use mental imagery and other techniques to survive solitary confinement

Why scientists love ultra/endurance sports

I love this essay about books, and families, and about disorganization vs. organization

Al Humphreys writes about pedaling the Fred Whitton Challenge, another one of Britain’s extremely understated outdoor endeavors.

There are still a couple spots available on the Freeflow Institute writers’ workshop I’m teaching on the Salmon River this June—if you’re interested in writing, or just want to go on a rad rafting trip, learn more here. (Oh, and use the code “SEMI-RAD” for $100 off your registration!)

A post from the Semi-Rad archives this week: But Did You Really Climb It?