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The Keyhole Seven

What went wrong when a group of canyoneers was caught by a flash flood in Zion National Park.

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The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut

The road to Lhakpa Sherpa’s seventh potential summit​ has been nothing if not complicated.

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Feet Lost and Found in the Pacific Northwest

Searching for the source of British Columbia’s grim flotsam.

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La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)

A profile of a 25-year-old Spanish sensation.

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The Massive Land Deal That Could Change the West Forever

In Utah, an unlikely leader is looking to end the state’s land-use wars.

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Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe. (It's Complicated.)

After too many tragedies, a veteran guide may turn his back on the mountain.

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A Kielbasa Too Far

If you don’t get sick, was it really a vacation?

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing
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Landays: Cries of the Pashtun Women

On the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, women express themselves through fierce short poems.

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Can Sylvia Earle Save the Oceans?

“As the world’s best-known oceanographer—Sylvia is to our era what Jacques Cousteau was to an earlier one—she feels a heavy responsibility. In her lifetime, she has seen the ocean damaged in ways humans never thought it could be. The ongoing disaster leaves her mournful, desolate, and sometimes scary to talk to. Since her first dive, in a sponge-diver’s helmet in a Florida river when she was 16, she has spent 7,000 hours, or the better part of a year, underwater.”

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Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.