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John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
EVEREST 2008
Climbers on the world's highest mountain have been particularly challenged this season -- not by altitude, weather or even the stream of guided climbers who clog the camps and flanks of Everest like cholesterol in the artery to the summit. This season the crux could be getting past the cops now posted around the base and at Camp II (21,300 feet) on the Nepal side.
Mike Foley: Never Enough
Mike Foley likes to draw, usually portraits, in charcoal. He spends anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days on a given drawing. “I like stuff that involves a lot of fine-detail work,” he says. “I’m pretty meticulous like that.” He also likes complex, “minute-detail” climbs.
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.
Scarpa Booster S
Most companies make zero to three shoes that I actually want to wear for gym, bouldering, and sport climbing. Scarpa has five and counting (look for the super-soft Furia next spring). The variety is great, but can pose a conundrum. Which Scarpa shoe should you buy? I’ll try to answer that question—and review the Booster S—here.

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