Will Cockrell

Will Cockrell

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How One Couple Survived the Tubbs Fire

John Pascoe and his wife, Jan, had lived in their beautiful Napa home for 38 years when the Tubbs Fire arrived suddenly at their door in October 2017

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

Sink or Swim

David McMahon and Sydnie Uemoto, young pilots for Mokulele Airlines, were just trying to log some hours flying between Oahu and the Big Island. Then the engines went out.

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

Adrift at Sea

One weekend, Matthew Bryce headed to his favorite Scottish beach to surf. The conditions were perfect. Until they were deadly.

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

How a 13-Year-Old Saved His Dad's Life

Charlie Finlayson was on the ultimate climbing adventure with his dad, David, when a loose boulder forced him to make a daunting rescue

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

A High Case of the Bends

George Watson was on an exploratory scuba dive in a remote lake in the Peruvian Andes when everything that could go wrong suddenly did

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

Way Off-Piste

Kelsey Malin and a friend were chasing powder at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain resort when a wrong turn sent them into the wild for 52 frigid hours

Will Cockrell
Dec 27, 2018

Pittsburgh Is the Next Silicon Valley

Techies turn to adventure to blow off steam. As San Francisco and Seattle price out everyone but executives, startups and established firms are seeking surprising outdoor play­grounds to put down roots.

Will Cockrell
Aug 15, 2018

How Beer Can Save a Town

Craft breweries inject culture, youth, and cash into communities. It’s no wonder towns across the country are fighting to get one.

Will Cockrell
Aug 15, 2018

How to Create the Perfect Waterfront

Developers want rivers lined with high-rises and environmentalists want reintroduction of native grasses. A successful waterfront revitalization needs both.

Will Cockrell
Aug 15, 2018