Category Archive for: ‘Current Affairs’

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Rocks Nepal…When is the next one?

A massive, magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the far eastern region of Nepal yesterday, along its border with the Indian state …

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In Memoriam: Walter Bonatti, 1930-2011

There are a few names that are synonymous with historic, legendary alpinism: Messner, Kukuczka, Buhl, etc. And, sadly, one of …

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Climb For Sudan: Determination for a Great Cause

As many of you know, I was honored a few months back when Joe Rogers and Nick Spivey asked me …

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Tom Waits in the Hall of Fame

This bit has nothing at all to do with mountains, aside from the fact that Tom Waits' gravelly voice rasps …

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Martina Navratilova Gets HAPE & A Rescue on Kilimanjaro

You hear it all the time: Kilimanjaro is just a hike…anyone can do it. Well, yes, it is just a hike …

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The Dirty Himalaya

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the high mountains of the world – replete with …

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Age 10 on Everest…And So it Begins. What do you think?

Last spring, the world press was aflutter with news of 13 year old Jordan Romero's successful summit of Everest via …

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Outside in Aspen – a participatory adventure weekend

This coming weekend, June 11-13, 2010, I'll be joining a handful of other professional athletes for a few days of …

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Palindromic Inspiration

Many of you have probably already seen this…In fact, by last count on YouTube, nearly 9.2 million people have enjoyed …

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Thursday Thought: Haiti, Giving, and Carpe Diem

As I was ice climbing today, I couldn't help but think about the incomprehensible suffering of millions in Haiti, the …

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