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Alpinist

Freedom in the Hills

"Each year brings tales of women's adventures—at times with cloudbursts of media attention, more often as quietly as snowflakes spinning into drift."

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Stay Wild

The Rules of Adventure

"Each breath burned. As we trudged up the glacier, I traced our route of ascent with my eyes: milky blue ice, undulating in every direction."

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Misadventures

The Women of Mount Rainier

"The women who walked these glaciers before us have shown us the path, or—maybe better yet—that we are capable of finding our own."

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Sailing Haida Gwaii

We Come To Bear Witness

"As we loaded the Zodiac and slowly moved away from the shore, I looked back toward the pole, visible through the trees. I thought about the orcas we'd seen that morning, which seemed to be leading us toward the gathering. I thought about the people who traveled the coast for thousands of years in hand-carved cedar canoes. I thought about what it means to bear witness, and what it means for a place to be wild and true."

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Interview: Will Gadd

Getting Medieval On Ice

"Once you go ice climbing, you'll never look at frozen water in the same way. Even if you never wear crampons again, it's a shift in how you look at the world."

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A Guide's Perspective

On Not Summiting

"More than half of the climbers who try to summit Mount Rainier don't make it. And as a guide on the state's tallest mountain, I feel them fail."

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