Author archives: Luke

  • Reflections in The Black by Vic Zeilman

    Feb 22, 19 • 4525 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The following is Vic Zeilman’s piece “Reflections In The Black”, written for the recently released Volume 9, The New School Issue.  Zeilman is the author of the recently released, “The Black”, a comprehensive climbing guide to...

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Feb 21, 19 • 4582 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine is always accepting stories, photography, and art. Below are our loose guidelines, informal pitches from solid writers are always accepted. Words The Climbing Zine publishes thought provoking essays, stories and rambles. Word count can be...

  • A Culture of Climbing: An Interview with Len Necefer

    Jan 27, 19 • 3048 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “I try to pursue my enjoyment with the idea that folks care and love for the land the way I do for my own home. I try to model a way of approaching the sport that doesn’t re-create the conflicts (between climbers and Navajo people) that occurred decades...

  • Just A Climber, For Bears Ears (a short film) by Luke Mehall and Greg Cairns

    Jan 9, 19 • 811 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Greg Cairns and Luke Mehall have finished their second short film together, called “Just a Climber, For Bears Ears” and the film will premier on February 14th at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. The short is a follow up to their first project...

  • Icons In Danger and Desert Medicine by Birch Malotky

    Jan 8, 19 • 4677 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Joshua Tree National Park is a refuge. I don’t know if I’d decided this by then, sitting folded into the crook of Cyclops Rock, but I felt it. The stone bench was smooth, from water and wind and hands and feet and seats, narrow enough to let our legs...

  • A Campfire Tale With The Old Man In The Desert by Stewart M. Green

    Jan 6, 19 • 1328 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The sun’s last rays glance across the underside of a cloud-swept November sky as it sets south of the La Sal Mountains’ pointed peaks. The light, poking through a swath of blue above the horizon, sets the cloud bellies on fire, creating a tapestry of...

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Jan 6, 19 • 4546 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Hey, wake up. Wake up!” Brian whispered harshly. “There’s someone out there.” I half opened an eye and begrudgingly listened to the deafening silence. “I don’t hear anything man, I’m sure it’s nothing.” “SHHHHH!!!!” Brian’s face was...

  • Luke’s Vignettes by Luke Mehall

    Jan 5, 19 • 872 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Everybody must give something back / For something they get” —Bob Dylan, “Fourth Time Around”   On Writing (about climbing) Writing is my job. People seem to be impressed by that when the inevitable “So what do you do?” happens at the crag...