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July 2014 Poems

July 2014 Poems

by Mike Henry July 29, 2014 Poetry

Summer is here in full, which means that many of us are embarking on journeys of various distances and complexities. For most of us, summer is a time of motion, full of sensation; we savor warmth and coolness and embrace breakdown and repair. We’re gliding down rivers and jetting up high in airplanes. And sometimes […]

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May Poems

May Poems

by Mike Henry May 11, 2014 Poetry

Sometimes, as you’re reading a random collection of poems (like editors sometimes do), they begin to coalesce around a singular idea or image, echoing and chiming off one another in surprising and satisfying ways. It’s always inspiring when this happens, and confirms my suspicion that we are somehow more connected than we sometimes think we […]

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Early April Poems

Early April Poems

by Mike Henry April 6, 2014 Poetry

April isn’t necessarily the cruellest month, as T.S. Eliot so famously said. After all, April is National Poetry month, the start of baseball and the NHL playoffs, and the month when the trails finally clear for riding and hiking–though you can still go skiing, if you’re that sort. It’s a month of transition and hope. […]

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February 2014 Poems

February 2014 Poems

by Mike Henry February 17, 2014 Poetry

Welcome to the February selection of poems for Mountain Gazette. It was supposed to the January selection, but tempus fugit for sure. Seems like Labor Day happened just last week. It’s a pleasure to share these poems with you, and I hope you’ll enjoy not only their voices and their wisdom, but the interesting ways […]

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The God of Skiing: South America

The God of Skiing: South America

by Peter Kray August 30, 2013 Blogs

Ed’s Note: Few ski bums have perfected the art of living the ski life better than Mountain Gazette’s editor-at-large, Peter Kray. The man has spent years seeing the sport from every angle—from the finish line of the Vancouver Olympics, to safety breaks in the Jackson Hole backcountry, to the halls of the SIA trade show in Vegas, […]

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The God of Skiing — Chapter 1

The God of Skiing — Chapter 1

by Peter Kray May 31, 2013 Blogs

Ed’s Note: Few ski bums have perfected the art of living the ski life better than Mountain Gazette’s editor-at-large, Peter Kray. The man has spent years seeing the sport from every angle—from the finish line of the Vancouver Olympics, to safety breaks in the Jackson Hole backcountry, to the halls of the SIA trade show in Vegas, […]

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Postcard: Iguaçu Falls, western Brazil

Postcard: Iguaçu Falls, western Brazil

by Devon O'Neil April 20, 2013 Blogs

Iguaçu Falls in western Brazil is probably the most powerful sight I’ve ever seen. No photo can communicate the thunderous noise made by this 1.67-mile horseshoe of massive waterfalls, which peaks at 269 feet from top to bottom. Standing right underneath them, as I was when I took this shot on Thursday, makes it hard […]

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DEEP READ: The Storms of Denali

DEEP READ: The Storms of Denali

by Doug April 10, 2013 Blogs

Seattle based author and writing teacher Nicholas O’Connell has been exploring the high country and writing about mountaineering for national magazines for decades. But his latest book The Storms of Denali is no wonky service column on how to bag the highest peaks in Washington. It’s a page-turner of a novel that draws on O’Connel’s […]

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Postcards: Chugach kicker session

Postcards: Chugach kicker session

by Devon O'Neil April 4, 2013 Blogs

<Ed’s Note: Welcome to a new department here at Mountain Gazette—Postcards. Each week, MG contributing editor and Breckenridge local Devon O’Neil will tease us with an image and a few choice words from his travels across the West, the globe and his backyard. Wish we were here.> Last month, two days into a 96-hour deluge […]

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Buried in the sky

Mountain Media #193

by Andy Anderson November 9, 2012 Books

BOOKS: “Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day,” by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan During every Himalayan expedition, the behind-the-scenes work of hauling gear, setting up camps, scouting routes and fixing rope lines falls on the backs of high-altitude workers, or Sherpa climbers, as they’re commonly known. […]

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