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Glissading

There are several ways to get down a mountain. Some folks climb back down, others jump off the summit with a parachute… I chose to go down on my backside. Here is a video from a recent expedition on Mount Elbrus in Russia. My team donned heavy-duty garbage bags, and tightened the straps of our […]

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Dispatches from the Caucasus

Prior to our summit attempt of Mount Elbrus, our team of 13 acclimatized at the base of the mountain. We spent three days here, going on hikes during the day and telling travel stories over evening tea. We lucked out with the weather, in that it was sunny virtually sunny the whole time. Our summit […]

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560 Italian Horses

Cars were never my thing. Until one day at a bookstore, when a book on Lamborghini’s made its way into my hands. How was I never aware of the artistry, of the beautiful engineering of this Italian car? I was introduced to the power of a V12 engine, to the coolness of things like cylinder […]

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Barr Camp Interview

Half way up Pikes Peak in Colorado is a friendly rest stop called Barr Camp. Since 1979, Caretakers have stayed at Barr Camp, welcoming visitors and making sure all are hiking safely. Reservations can be made in advance for those wanting to stay the night. Not a bad idea during a 24-mile round trip hike […]

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Jet d’Eau in Geneva

This fountain in Geneva is a sight to behold, shooting water at 1360 horsepower and at 200km/hr. It’s an iconic site in the city, located where Lake Geneva meets the Rhone river. Some people prefer to stay dry and watch from a distance, while others walk by for an afternoon shower.

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