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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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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Tales of Terror Vol. 5

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/174637383″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] Ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, ghost stories have a way of seeping into your mind. And, if they’re really good, suddenly, that soft rapping on the window or the flickering lights become more ominous–like we’ve primed out minds to seek another explanation.…
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The Drowning Machine

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158154837″ 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 was disoriented beneath the cold water. I kicked toward the surface, but the force of the water held me down. I twisted and hung underwater for a moment. A thought passed through my head–this is what it feels like to drown,” writes Dan Gingold.…
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The Treewok

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145201346″ 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 average American spends a third of their income on housing. Almost as much as the next two greatest expenses–food and transportation–combined. So, theoretically, if you just stopped paying for housing, you could earn a living working three days a week.…
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Widge

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155726997″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “It’s like you’re scared to move forward– you just need something to give you a little nudge,” says Jonah Manning. “You can call it support, but, really it’s just like a little bit of a shove forward.…
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Zen and the Art of Skiing Powder

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134624046″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “With steely determination, I pointed my tips downhill and tried to power through the deep snow, but I was doomed,” remembers Julia Rosen. “I started to do the super slow splits as my skis drifted further and further apart under two piles of snow that felt like wet concrete.…
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My Bluebird of Happiness

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153905760″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “Standing up in my pedals, I dug so deep to make it to the top of the hill I wasn’t positive that my butt could bear sitting back down on my bike seat when I got to the top,” Hilary Oliver remembers.…
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Hooch

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171414388″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=false&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /] “It’s never encouraging to be awoken in a tent by headlights. I wanted to play possum–roll over, and pretend to sleep until they left,” writes David Hanson. “But this was exactly why I was here, a few hundred miles into a 500-mile canoe float down Georgia’s Chattahoochee.…
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Hooch

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171414388″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”400″ height=”400″ iframe=”true” /]   “It’s never encouraging to be awoken in a tent by headlights. I wanted to play possum–roll over, and pretend to sleep until they left,” writes David Hanson. “But this was exactly why I was here, a few hundred miles into a 500-mile canoe float down Georgia’s Chattahoochee.…
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