Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Mountaineering Changed My Perspective On Beauty by Rebecca Ross

    Jan 10, 19 • 1603 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Most women, at some point in their lives, get discouraged about their appearance because they may not possess the ideal body, according to societal standards. I was no different. I have always lived in predominantly white communities, and with that, feminine...

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

    Jan 9, 19 • 503 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 • 4399 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 • 878 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 • 4334 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 • 597 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...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Dec 30, 18 • 4245 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Over hundreds of thousands of years, water has trickled, raged, and poured down cracks and creases, winding and weaving through rock rugosities, and worn paths through weaknesses to form (what is now known as) Canyonlands. by Pete Whittaker note: this piece...

  • Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

    Dec 27, 18 • 6502 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton,...