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Above: This is the room in Gualboo’s lodge where Aymeric and I had been sleeping. I’m lucky that I happened to get up from my nap 15 minutes before the earthquake began. Photo: Colin Haley

Earthquake in the Langtang Valley

By Colin Haley   |   May 22, 2015 May 22, 2015

I got on a plane in Vancouver around midday on April 16. I was exhausted. After a four-month season in Patagonia, my six weeks back in North America turned out much less restful than I had imagined. Conditions had been excellent, and I couldn’t keep myself from going out… Read More

Above: Jon Bracey navigates the exit on Gemini, Ben Nevis, Scotland. Photo: Kristo Torgersen

Whiskey on the Rocks – Looking for answers in Scotland

By Kristo Torgersen   |   Apr 28, 2015 April 28, 2015

“It starts as rain or snow falling on Scotland’s highest mountain—Ben Nevis. Either as rain or melting snow it percolates the thin layer of peat soil until it reaches the granite rock and unable to penetrate it, runs under the surface until emerging in Coire Leish or Coire na… Read More

Above: Heart of Darkness on the north face of Mount Slesse, North Cascades, British Columbia. Photo: Jim Nelson 

The Climbing is the Easy Part These Days – A report on the FA of Slesse’s Heart of Darkness, Colin Haley and Dylan Johnson, 8 March 2015

By Dylan Johnson   |   Mar 17, 2015 March 17, 2015

Things have changed. That old “live simply” ethos Jenna and I lived by, roaming around the desert and mountains in our ’83 Dodge Prospector van (with a sci-fi mural on the hood and velvet interior), feels a bit like a past life. Climbing these days is tightly packed between… Read More

Lucid Dreaming [Updated with video]

Lucid Dreaming [Updated with video]

By Patagonia   |   Jan 30, 2015 January 30, 2015

Patagonia climber Alexander Megos made the third ascent of Lucid Dreaming (V15) this week on the Grandpa Peabody boulder in the Buttermilks. It was a double-milestone effort for the German phenom. “Feels like a DREAM but it’s not. Finally took down my hardest boulder ever and as… Read More

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