The Hourglass

“By midweek, I can’t focus on my duties at work, and spend most of my time on Summitpost and Mountain Project,” writes Niki Yoblonski. “There are so many things in the world I want to see–so many mountains to climb, things to discover.…
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Intern Adventures: 3 Lessons From My First Days on the Job

The GoPro Mountain Games was my first real test as the new intern. The morning of June 1st, with 6 bags strapped to the top of the car, 5 people strategically placed in seats, 4 pounds of car snacks and 1,258 miles ahead of us, the Ford Explorer rolled reluctantly out of the driveway bound for Vail. From exposure triangles and 5 shot sequences, from timelapse to shopping for gluten-free lactose vegetarians … the past two weeks have been nothing short of eye-opening.…
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700

  “I was looking for no less than a new way of living in this world for our entire society,” says Clay Shank. “Like, ‘What’s the alternative to this capitalistic system that we have here? Today, we bring you “700,” the story of Clay Shank’s ambitious goal to find a new way of life and his unlikely method: skateboarding 700-miles through the state of California, hiking the 210-mile John Muir Trail, climbing Mt.…
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Painkillers and Perspective

  “All of my friends kayaked. All of the trips we went on were kayaking trips. When not kayaking, we talked about kayaking,” writes Sarah Paul. In the four years since she left home, Sarah had constructed her whole identity around whitewater kayaking.…
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Live from 5Point Vol. 8

  In our fifth annual Live from 5Point Film Festival, we interview Frank Sanders and Tommy Caldwell. Frank spent his youth climbing on the East coast. His path took a turn in 1972, when he hitchhiked west and saw Devil’s Tower for the first time.…
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Sleeping Bag Metamorphosis

  “After a summer of bussing tables and lifeguarding, I had saved up enough and I was finally going to get it. My ticket to anywhere I wanted to be,” writes Anya Miller. “I was a little worried about the money, but I was in complete realization that anything I actually wanted to do in life – literally, anything – depended on it.”…
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The Modern Dirtbag

  In the golden days, dirtbags lived to climb. They didn’t work, have permanent addresses or sponsors. They ate leftovers off of tourists’ plates and slept in beater cars or in caves. They stayed in one place only as long as the weather allowed for climbing.…
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