Adventure Journal (Issue 5)
What they say: Best issue yet? Yeah, we keep saying that, but it feels like each issue the bar goes a little higher.
It’s not us, though—responsibility lies with folks like Peter Heller, the lauded author who let us share some of his beautifully poetic fiction. Or Leath Tonino, whose embrace of scrambling recalibrates that way we think about fighting gravity. Or photographer Greta Rybus, whose timeless photos of Maine summer camps are evocative and lovely.
MOMENTS: HIMALAYAN CALLING
When you search for singletrack in the world’s highest mountains, “defeat” acquires different meaning.
By Chris Reichel
ETYMOLOGY: MOQUI MARBLES
The term “moqui” is used widely in the American Southwest, but it’s when applied to geomorphic oddities that it casts its greatest enchantment.
Three man push the boundaries of sport and art to focus attention on the fate of Alpine ice.
FICTION: WIND HIGH, WATER LOW
After the apocalypse, a survivor and his beloved heeler head into the Rocky Mountains to fish.
By Peter Heller
Lael Wilcox came from seemingly nowhere to shatter race records and become the bright shining future of endurance cycling.
By Jen See
More than hiking, less gear-bound than climbing, this elemental pursuit is a heady sport of its own.
By Leath Tonino
Why don’t animals that knock skulls get concussions? Emerging science points to a novel solution—and new ways to protect athletes.
By Justin Housman
It’s a golden age of river restoration in America—so, will the most reviled plug in the country finally come down?
By Krista Langlois
I BELIEVE AGAIN IN THE OUTRAGEOUS
Hendri Coetzee’s exploration of himself and Africa’s great rivers revealed truths worth sharing.
By Jeff Moag
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