An essay/profile teasing out the late Michael Strassman's views on sustainable adventure, or majesty, and ambitious, risk-taking mountaineering, or glory.
A profile of and long-form interview with climber and Academy Award winner Alex Honnold about his foundation's sustainable development efforts.
A mashup of profile, a book review, and an inquiry into whether humans produce endogenous hallucinogens during serious play.
THOUGH IT’S BEEN NEARLY THREE DECADES since Edward Abbey drained his last can of beer and flung it onto a Forest Service byway, his...
Profile of David Beck, the founder of the Sierra High Route, the classic skiing route across the Sierra Nevada range.
Findings from the American Alpine Club's Sustainable Summits conference, organized to address the unintended consequences of overuse.
Documents and photos, mostly from the Don C. Jensen Collection at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center. Although the...
Book review of Joseph Taylor III's history of the environmental subtext of Yosemite climbing, "Pilgrims of the Vertical."
Contributor, 1994 - 1999, California City Sports. Short trend explainers, how-tos, and profiles, with several cover stories, about mountaineering, Alpine climbing, indoor climbing, track and backcountry skiing, and more.
Feature profile of Dr. Jesse Leaman and his metamorphosis from able-bodied athlete to quadriplegic college student to astrophysicist.
A feature-length story about the importance of snowmaking to the ski industry.
An essay exploring the determinants of the marginalization of BIPOC communities in outdoor recreation, leading into a long-form interview with James Edward Mills, the author of "The Adventure Gap."
A search to uncover the true story of the late mountaineer Don Jensen's life.
The story of how the climber and writer Doug Robinson sparked an environmental revolution in Yosemite Valley.
A deep dive into the environmental externalities of snowmaking in the Tahoe Basin during the drought of 2012 - 2016.
A long-form interview and review of David Gessner's "All the Wild That Remains," a compare/contrast of the environmental writers Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner.
Short-form interview with Lindsay Van, the plaintiff in a suit against the IOC demanding the right to compete in the Olympic Games.
Brief celebration of the Sierra backcountry skiers Tom Carter and the late Allan Bard, who spearheaded the highest ski line across the range (The Red Line Traverse), but more importantly, introduced thousands of Californians to Sierra wilderness skiing.
A feature-length exploration of the natural and human history of California's greatest inland sea, Mono Lake.
Description of a marathon multi-sport day in the Eastern Sierra with mountaineer and author Andy Selters.
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