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Last June, Alex Honnold made headlines, again, when he soloed three of the highest walls in Yosemite (Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, and Half Dome) in just under 19 hours, which included driving time in between the formations. Honnold’s feat totalled 7,000 vertical feet of climbing, with 95 percent of it was free soloing (in a…

What do you envision when you hear the word “adventure”? I think of excitement, challenge, the unknown, and probably a little adversity. The thing about adventure is that it gets you out of your comfort zone. And it makes you vulnerable—because no matter how carefully you plan, the fact remains that you don’t really know…

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep SurvivalIllustration by Paul Blow There are certain foods and drinks that most people would consider empty calories, such as sodas and many kinds of snacks. When we eat or drink them, we feel nourished, when in reality we’re still lacking the…