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What You’re Handed

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176798461″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] Regardless of how you choose to play outside, if someone gets hurt in the mountains, the first step on the checklist remains the same: “scene safety”–you make sure the thing that hurt your buddy isn’t going to hurt you too.…
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5 Steps to Bailing

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169380591″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “The reality of climbing is, if you climb long enough, you’re bound to bail,” writes Dean Fleming. “I’ve left rappel biners on sport bolted 5.8s. I’ve bailed from trees, chockstones, fixed cams, and Manzanita bushes.…
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Mother’s Have It Hardest

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160145642″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “I remember really quickly going from, ‘Wow, I’m home, this feels great’, to ‘Holy s***, what did I do to my mom’?” says alpinist Kyle Dempster. “And that was the first time I saw how truly difficult it is for mothers.”…
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The World by Bike

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147411261″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] Committed. It’s a word we use to describe people we know, our friends, even ourselves. Committed to a sport. A ski line. A lifestyle. It can be easy to commit to those daily or short term goals.…
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More Than Just a Camping Tr

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/178658841″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   “Death-by-lightning-strike statistics kept swirling through my head, causing me to push my 13-year-old daughter to the very limits of her physical ability. We were on her Trip,” writes Otto Gallaher. Today, we bring you the story of a rite-of-passage tradition in Otto’s family simply known as ‘The Trip’.…
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Denial on Denali

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143078975″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] Brody Leven applied for a climbing permit for Denali from a rented Subaru parked outside a closed cafe. In a blizzard. In Iceland. Weeks later, he would fly to Alaska to meet up with his team of overly accomplished athletes with the goal of climbing and skiing from Denali’s summit.…
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DamNation

In 2011, biologist Matt Stoecker and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard found themselves at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Having watched the impact of dams on rivers over the years, they wanted to take transformative action to freeing rivers.  Inspired by storytelling and the power of film at the festival, DamNation was born (like many great ideas) over a few cold beers.…
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Live From 5Point Vol. 7

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151724456″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] A month ago, we headed south for our annual pilgrimage to the 5Point Film Festival and our live Dirtbag Diaries. Today, we share stories from two women, from two different generations who share a love for rivers.…
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