STORIES

The Ferryman

Follow Joey and a community of rock climbers as they climb, document, and preserve the boulders around Boone, North Carolina.

Inner Mounting Flame

The story of North Carolina musician and climbing legend Mike Stam and the second ascent of his high country test piece, The Inner Mounting Flame.

The Mapmaker

You can’t take a photo of every boulder in Linville Gorge – but you can draw it. Or at least, Joey Henson can. Follow Joey and a community of rock climbers as they climb, document, and preserve the boulders around Boone, North Carolina.

King of the Manhattan Lap

With over 70 laps under his belt, there is something about circumnavigating Manhattan by sea kayak that keeps drawing Kenny Unser back.

Frontier of Firsts

Follow the experiences of a whitewater kayaker and an Alaskan bush pilot during a whitewater expedition in Southern Alaska, as similarities in their respective passions emerge in pursuit of exploring three unrun rivers.

History Lessons

I’m not going to pretend I’m a historian. The American public school system offers little  knowledge of the Middle East’s cultural history beyond the belief that Mesopotamia was one of our world’s earliest established civilizations. The American public school system also doesn’t promote mountain biking as a way to learn world history. That being said, […]

Peace Be Unto You

Peace Be Unto You “Salaam Alaikum!” we proclaimed. Of our utterly dismal knowledge of Arabic, the common greeting, which literally translates to “peace be unto you”, had become a pillar of our daily social interactions. “Alaikum Salaam!” became the response we also had grown accustomed to receiving.  The man on the side of the road […]

Arrival

Arrival “Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position.” You look out the window. It’s dusk. There’s a haze to the air, and through it, mountain ridges stick out into the sky. You begin to wonder if it’s haze or a […]