F E A T U R E S
THE LONG WAY HOME
When a twin-engine Fairchild turboprop carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes in 1972, it set the stage for one of history's greatest survival tales. Now, in an exclusive excerpt from his book Miracle in the Andes, the man whose superhuman trek out of the mountains saved the group tells his story for the first time.
BY NANDO PARRADO
SURF GUIDE 2006
TICKET TO RIDE
The waves are waiting, and even if you've never toed a board, it isn't too late to start surfing. We've got the lowdown on how to learn, where to go, what to ride, and the sweetest duds. PLUS: The best of big-wave video; balance-building workouts; sexy board-waxing advice from Mr. Zog; and other tips from the pros.
Most of the world fiercely opposes whale hunting, but to Norwegians the tradition is normal, ethical, and environmentally justified. What's it really like when a four-ton mammal is caught and hacked to pieces? On an exclusive trip aboard the whaleboat Sofie, PHILIP ARMOUR rides shotgun with the harpooners and experiences the cold reality of the sea's most brutal harvest.
If James Howard Kunstler is right, the globe is fast running out of crude, and all the hydrogen and biomass on the planet won't replace it. Come along on a hysterically vitriolic Texas road trip as this paradigm-shift prophet delivers his wake-up call about the final days of "the cheap-oil fiesta."
BY JOHN GALVIN
UPSIDE DOWN WITH WOLFGANG PETERSEN
The splashy director of The Perfect Storm and Das Boot talks about his new disaster-at-sea epic, Poseidon, why the ocean haunts us all, and Richard Dreyfuss's impressive breaststroke.
BY ANTHONY CERRETANI
D E P A R T M E N T S
» What are a pair of ITALIAN WOODWORKERS doing in rural Montana? Wowing the design world with every piece they produce, from skateboards to coffee tables.
» With Caspian Sea sturgeon roe under a UN ban, the Yellowstone River's paddlefish provides ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAVIAR for gourmets coast to coast. PLUS: Costa Rica's GREEN AIRLINE is a huge success, but will U.S. carriers take heed?
» Sailing and CARIBBEAN RUM make a great pair. We tell you where to point your bow to find the best bottles.
» Two hot new novels—Tony D'Souza's Whiteman and Scott Anderson's Moonlight Hotel—capture the bumpy lives of STRANGERS IN STRANGE LANDS; Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma takes a hard look at where our vittles come from; Q & A WITH TERRI JENTZ on her new book Strange Piece of Paradise.
» TARIFA, SPAIN, Europe's oldest city, is a multisport mecca where you can climb, bike, and kiteboard—and still hop a Moroccan ferry to dinner.
» THE WILD FILE considers whether it's possible to sniff the scent right out of a rose, how long your dog could survive in the wild, whether couples living together share the same bacteria, and more.
THE HARD WAY
For MARK JENKINS, "calm" is a heart rate of 120, so he decided to take on the ultimate challenge: MEDITATION CAMP! Turns out he isn't such a jumpy grasshopper after all.