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Les Grandes Jorasses, Pierre, and a peculiar expedition

August 1988, a mix climb expedition on the Grand Jorasses and a peculiar rope buddy

Bolters: heroes in the shadow

Bolters are the last bastion of the romantic idea of wild climbers and of course with great power comes great responsibilities

The stories behind a guidebook

As a climber, I have used and loved guidebooks my whole life. What I did not know was the power of the messages behind the pages. 

The man from the forest

I don’t know how many of you, who are reading this, are familiar with the act of moving away.  

Grand Canyon Uncharted

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Discovering Lake Titicaca

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Winter Tulips of Russia

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Flooded in Maine

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Portugal, Here I Come

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Ko Samui, Thailand

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Sydney, Australia

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