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“Valley Walls” by Glen Denny, reviewed by Gregory Crouch for the WSJ

My review of “Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing & Living in Yosemite” by Glen Denny, in today’s WSJ:
Congealed bloodstains dripping down the sides of a flat rock at the base of a cliff that had been used to support the body of a dying climber two months before made the rock look “like an altar for human sacrifice.” Continue reading

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The best piece of writing advice I have ever given

I’ve been threatening to write this story for 12 years… Sundance Shenanigans: The Best Piece of Writing Advice I have Ever Given

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The Triumph and Tragedy of Ryan Jennings

It’s a story I wish I’d never had to write, but here it is, “Life Interrupted,” about hardman, family man, and all around great guy Ryan Jennings. By the time we lost him, I’d guess Ryan had forgotten more about having fun than most of us will ever learn. Continue reading

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The Sharp End by Katie Ives, featuring Enduring Patagonia

Thrilled to see Enduring Patagonia featured in “The Sharp End,” Katie Ives’ editorial, right at the beginning of the new issue of Alpinist (No. 54) Continue reading

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Thrilled to see Enduring Patagonia on this 10 best list

I’m delighted to see Enduring Patagonia on TheCultureTrip’s list of The Ten Best Books About Argentina and deeply honored to be on a list with Cortázar, Chatwin, Borges, Hernández, and Sábato. Continue reading

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Alex Honnold’s Alone on the Wall, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

Alex Honnold is probably the most interesting climber active in the world today. Here’s “Free Spirit,” my review of Honnold’s new book Alone on the Wall (co-authored by David Roberts) in the November 28 & 29, 2015 edition of The … Continue reading

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The Decisive Weapon in the War on Terror

In light of the terrible events in Paris over the weekend, I hope that we don’t lose sight of that which will, I am sure, in the long run prove to be the decisive weapon in our war on terror–THE RULE OF LAW. Continue reading

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Patagonia in the New York Herald in 1848

“An almost unknown country, at the southern extremity of South America…” Or so said The New York Herald–in 1848! Continue reading

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Rope Diplomacy FREE for the next five days!

In honor of the nuclear deal just struck with Iran, I’ve made my eStory “Rope Diplomacy: On the Steeps in Iran” FREE for the next five days! Continue reading

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Adorable cat with dubious literary taste

Adorable photo of Ginger the Cat, courtesy of June Creson. June recently retired from Boeing, where, as the person who coordinated the string of Ed Wells Book Club events I’ve been doing, she was probably responsible for creating more China’s … Continue reading

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