interviewed by NPR’s Robin Young for “Here and Now”


A few weeks ago, Abbas Sabetian of the Alpine Club of Iran (ACI) and I were interviewed by NPR’s Robin Young for “Here and Now.” Our story, US and Iranian Climbers Practice Mountain Diplomacy, about the climbing exchange between the American Alpine Club and the ACI, aired Tuesday, April 10, and includes a few of my photos.

“The Peaks of Persia” story I wrote for the April issue of The Atlantic sparked the conversation.

Rope Diplomacy: On the Steeps in Iran, the full version of the adventure with more than 30 photos from NG photog Stephen Alvarez.

Best news of all about the exchanges, is that it seems they’re going to continue. A women’s exchange is in the works for this coming summer, in Colorado.

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