It's hard to be first at anything these days. Case in point: five comrades on holiday attempting to ski a virgin vertical face on Huascarán, Peru's tallest mountain. A study of überathlete group...
For generations, it's been a curious springtime pilgrimage: hiking up, then skiing, boarding, sliding, or crashing down Tuckerman Ravine.
Eight friends. Four volcanoes. Nine days. A primer on self-guided ski mountaineering.
They raised the walls and smoothed out the bumps, but the Lake Placid bobsled and luge track is still one very wild ride