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TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
Conquistdors of the Useful
They came from all across the globe. Today they come simply seeking South America's answer to the Alps. Regardless, this unknown corner of Argentina shaped modern alpinism as we know it.
Rise of the Machines
Born in East Germany, Ines Papert is one of the world's top all-arounders, male or female. At the 2010 Ouray mixed comp, this 35-year-old single mot...
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Tenaya Masai
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the Tenaya Masai, a medium-stiff, flat-lasted lace-up made in Spain with input from world champ Ramón Julián Puigblanque.
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