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The Iceland Trifecta
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John Long: Channel Surfing
As far back as I could remember I’d wondered which of mankind’s faiths and illusions I could choose as my sustaining light, and I’d chosen the greatest existential pathology of them all: that if I worked hard enough, and smartly enough, my greatest challenges would someday flow effortlessly under my hands like glassy Malibu swells.
The Epic of All Epics
I had been in Caracas, Venezuela, for less than three hours when Alfredo turned to Cory and me, and said: “Don’t talk to anyone, don’t let anyone know that you’re foreign, and try not to be seen by anyone. Bad people live here.”
Climbing World Mourns Todd Skinner
The climbing world lost a visionary adventurer and buckaroo when Todd Skinner died on October 23 in Yosemite National Park, descending from the Leaning Tower.
Altered State
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Integral Designs Cocoon Sleeping Bag
The Cocoon is a Primaloft sleeping bag with a 30-inch, center zipper and a 30-degrees F rating.

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