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Why Do You Climb Mountains? - Because they are there! - 2012-11-08 by Dr.H. Korman

Why Do You Climb Mountains? - Because they are there! Why do you climb Mountains? "Because they are there" said legend and icon Mallory.
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Five Minutes (or more): Pete Takeda - 2009-03-09 by J. Young

Five Minutes (or more): Pete Takeda J. Young and Pete Takeda discuss An Eye at the Top of the World.
Average Rating = 3.17/5 Votes: 6 | Comments: 4 | Views: 6414

The Access Fund: Foresight and Follow-Through - 2009-01-09 by J. Young

The Access Fund: Foresight and Follow-Through "We’re ten people and there are literally thousands of climbing areas at play..."
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An Auspicious Infancy: The Earliest Days of the Access Fund - 2008-12-22 by J. Young

An Auspicious Infancy: The Earliest Days of the Access Fund First of two interviews with past and present leaders of the Access Fund.
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Kaymoor Mine: a Photo Essay - 2005-11-25 by j_ung

A photographic journey through the New River Gorge's past.
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Rowell's Revenge - 2005-09-28 by Tim Shea

The true story of a dish best served cold. When a young man meets a Climbing Legend and it all goes bad, the Legend gets his revenge.
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Landscape Artist Attempts to Climb Matterhorn - 2004-12-22 by Paul Chrastina

Landscape Artist Attempts to Climb Matterhorn Retelling of the Whymper Matterhorn epic. First published in OLD NEWS, March, 1996. Vol. 7, No. 6.
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It's a Man's World...NOT!!! - 2004-11-07 by polarwid

Some of my observations and opinions of WOMEN and climbing in the past 20 years, from an old, washed up MAN who learned a thing or two on the way!
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A Brief Explanation of the ALASKA GRADE SYSTEM - 2004-11-04 by polarwid

A link to the Alaska Range pages in Alaska so that I can describe the difficulty of the mountain routes easily in the Routes Database. Note: The Alaska Grade System description below is excerpted from Jonathan Waterman's [i]High Alaska[/i].
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Where are our Superstars? - 2004-02-01 by michael

The past 100 years has seen some amazing people push the limits of climbing further than anyone ever would imagine. But what has happened lately? Where are our superstars?
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