Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Welcome to The Mountain World

This blog is my take on the mountain world—the world of people who find challenge and spirtual sustenance among high peaks, and whose activities there may be inspirational or asinine (or both). I plan to report and comment on mountain news and images, and I will post occasional trip reports that actually may interest someone besides my mom—in short, anything that does not fit into my usual Internet outlets at Climbing magazine's website and the AAC's E-News, both of which, I hasten to add, have no relationship with this blog.

Who am I? I've been writing about mountain sports for over 20 years, both as a freelancer and as an 8-to-5'er. I've been skiing since I was 3, backpacking since 15 and climbing since 17. I was editor in chief of Rock & Ice magazine for half a decade, and I co-founded Trail Runner magazine. I published a book last year about Longs Peak in Colorado. Now I write regularly for Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, 5280 and other mags, but there's a lot you can't say or do in print. That's where this page comes in. It publishes the things other people won't pay me to say.

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