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The Adventure Gap at Yosemite!

My publisher the Mountaineers Books informs me that my work of non-fiction The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors will be on sale in Yosemite National Park! As you ...

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Art In Motion at the 5Point Film Festival

For the past seven years, mountain-inspired athletes, artists and activists have gathered in Carbondale in late April to share their love of adventure. This meeting of the minds is afforded ...

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Africa’s Best Idea

The great writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner put into perspective a profound notion that has changed the world. “The national park idea, the best idea we ever had,” he once ...

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Peter McBride ~ photographing the most endangered river in America

    Adventure photographers and filmmakers give us a unique view of ...
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Grayson Schaffer: Outside’s Senior Editor On the Surprising Death Rate of Sherpas on Everest

Since before Edmond Hillary stood atop Mount Everest in 1953 the Sherpa ...
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Alex Honnold the reluctant free-soloist

  Many of us have a deep fascination with rock climbers. Big ...

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Joy Trip Tanzania: Day 1

Over the past several months I’ve been touring the United States in order to promote my new book. In The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors I address the issue of diversity in the world of outdoor recreation and environmental conservation. It is my hope that by exploring those areas well outside of […]

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

The Earth is constantly speaking to us. The language of our planet is a subtle form of communication through which those who are willing to listen can hear the most profound messages. And in a new book by photographer Chris Burkard a child learns that when we engage the world in a conversation there’s a good […]

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Sowing Seeds In Fertile Ground

  March 11, 2015 Next stop Burlington, Vermont. Now that I’m finishing up the last leg of The Adventure Gap college book tour a few of the students I’ve had the opportunity to connect with are reaching out with letters and comments. It’s very exciting to know that the work I am doing has begun […]

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Remembering Selma~ Across the Adventure Gap

I sometimes struggle to clearly define exactly what I mean when I talk about The Adventure Gap. The book I wrote of the same title details several specific examples of African-American women and men who had overcome their fear and apprehension to cross the divide between where they were and where they most wanted to […]

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Book Tour Realities of the Published Author

The Jetta rolled to a stop near the curb just outside of baggage claim at Dane County Regional Airport. Through the salt stained windshield my wife’s beaming smile shined bright as the sun. After a week of travel I couldn’t have been happier to see her as suddenly a song from my childhood came streaming […]

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Pomona College Book Tour Stop

Last night I had the great pleasure of addressing the community of Pomona College in Southern California. In a full presentation of Expedition Denali I shared several slides and stories detailed in my book The Adventure Gap and beautifully depicted in our film An American Ascent. As the house lights came up with the closing […]

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