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In Deep In Alpinist

As luck would have it I just happen to be in Boulder, Colorado the same week the latest edition of Alpinist Magazine hit the newsstands. With time to kill between ...

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Invitations of Inclusion

An awkward silence quickly grew to fill an interminable moment of sheer agony. The thunderous clicks of my own eyelids boomed in my ears as I stood there blinking back ...

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The Once and Future River ~ on assignment for Land + People

Curiosity is perhaps humanity’s greatest gift. Our inquiring minds drive us forward into an exciting world of mystery and exploration. With each new question we are inspired to discover what ...

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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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Edgewood College Reads The Adventure Gap

When my friend Fred Harrington contacted me by text last year I figured he just wanted to get together for a beer. A neighbor around the corner from our house on the Near Westside, he and I, along with our wives frequently meet for drinks and dining at one of many local restaurants in Madison. […]

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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 can imagine I’m really excited! Much of the inspiration behind my work in diversity in outdoor recreation stems from the creation of the National Park […]

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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 by the 5Point Film Festival, a three-day bonanza of films, live performances and storytelling that celebrates the active lifestyle. Within its relatively short lifespan, the […]

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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 wrote, “was inevitable as soon as Americans learned to confront the wild continent not with fear and cupidity but with delight, wonder, and awe.” In […]

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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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