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Between a Rock and a Long Fall

 Like a fish, hungry for outdoor sports, I eagerly took the bait when he offered to take me rock climbing.  He’d been climbing for decades and it seemed foolish to pass up the lesson he was offering me.  Having only a few climbing experiences under my belt, I wanted to learn more about this bizarre sport.

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Skiing Dragontail: Triple Dare, Triple Scare

When John Plotz first climbed Dragontail's Triple Couloir eight years ago he was on the edge of his climbing comfort. Last weekend he returned to ski, the beast. The pictures are stomach-churning enough ... but watch the video at the end.