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Film Review: Strongwater

Many people would say that “learning to surf” is somewhere on their bucket list. It’s definitely on mine. Yet, the majority of people in the U.S. who live two hours or more from a coastline will rarely even visit the ...

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Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

Beneath Cold Seas.

David Hall, University of Washington Press, 2011, 160 pages An incredible photographic showcase of marine life of the Pacific Northwest, “Beneath Cold Seas” offers spectacular imagery of the undersea world in our region. Numerous amazing images are accompanied by interesting ...

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After The Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life

Craig DeMartino and Bill Romanelli, Kregel Publications, 2013, 208 pages Back in 2002, Craig DeMartino fell 100 feet off the top of a climb and cratered into the ground. He should have died instantly. Every breath and every day after ...

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The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies on One of North America’s Greatest Mountains

Dee Molenaar, The Mountaineers Books, 4th Edition, 2011, 430 pages The definitive book concerning the mountaineering history and essence of Mount Rainier is Dee Molenaar’s The Challenge of Rainier. Originally published in 1971, a fully revised and highly readable edition ...

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Phillip Connors, Ecco, 2012, 272 pages Grand Prize Winner Banff Mountain Book Festival 2012 Fire Season’s selection as the winner of the Phillys and Don Munday Award for best book at the 2012 Banff Mountain Book Festival surprised many. Though ...

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