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Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News, Life Out Loud / 28.06.2013

After 19 days of climbing over ice and snow to the highest peak in North America the journey is small consolation when all you ever wanted was the destination. Clichés be damned. When your ambitions go unfilled it’s hard not to indulge in petulance like a child, kicking and screaming on the floor in the fit of a full blown tantrum. But in the latest dispatch from the mountain Erica Wynn delivered the unfortunate news of the team's aborted summit bid with the calm resolve of a champion. "We're...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News, Life Out Loud / 23.06.2013

On Sunday June 9, the Expedition Denali team was deposited safely at Base Camp on the Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska. The National Outdoor Leadership School made arrangements to shuttle by Otter turbo-prop cargo plane the nine climbers, four cameramen, and six instructors, along with their gear, to set up tents on the mountain. One hundred years ago this month the first team of adventurers made it to the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali. On this historic climb, NOLS aims to put the first all African...

Life Out Loud / 22.06.2013

As my friends on Expedition Denali made their way to the summit of Mount McKinley, I took in the park from a different vantage point. A very long bus ride from the entrance of Denali National Park is wonderful spot that overlooks Wonder Lake from the north side of the mountain. I spent several days at Camp Denali and the North Face Lodge to explore the breath taking vistas of this stunning nature preserve in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. As one of the most wild and...

Climbing, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Expedition News, Interview / 17.06.2013

Exposure at an early age to life in the great outdoors put Scott Briscoe on the long road of adventure. Inspired by a grandfather who loved to fish he developed a profound appreciation for the natural world that continues to this day. Though having attended private schools and granted many opportunities to experience high profile sports like skiing and snowboarding Scott is no person of privilege. With the support and sacrifice of single mom who encouraged his recreational passions he took full advantage of resources made available to...

Art, Commentary, Guest Contributor / 13.06.2013

There are few days when I don’t consider myself the luckiest person in the world. I’ve managed to pull together enough personal resources and relationships to do many amazing things in some of the most beautiful places in the world. But anyone living life in pursuit of dreams knows that there’s a price to be paid. Relative to personal happiness money has very little value. But we still have to come up with the cash to meet the mortgage, cover the utilities, make a car payment and buy...

Adventure Activism, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Interview / 12.06.2013

Never question the value of exposure and opportunity when encouraging young people to spend more time in the outdoors. At 20 years of age Tyrhee Moore is a shining example of how the National Outdoor Leadership School is creating a new multi-ethnic generation of youth to become actively engaged in the natural world. A student at the University of West Virginia Tyrhee is not only at the top of his class, but he is also a solid role model for people of all ages looking to create a...