Peter Frick-Wright

Peter Frick-Wright

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The Mad, Obsessive Quest to Summit the World's Highest Points

Some of the world's most passionate athletes are high pointers, climbers who will do anything to reach the tallest point in every state, county, or whatever other designation they can dream up. A lot of those peaks aren't so tall—like Delaware's 447.85-foot Ebright Azimuth—but there's plenty of challenge in this quest. Just ask John Mitchler, who had knocked off everything on his dream list except the tallest spot in a remote U.S. territory: Agrihan.

Peter Frick-Wright
Jan 15, 2019

5 Case Studies in Survival

Making it through a catastrophic event is just the first step. Presenting five true case studies in survival.

Peter Frick-Wright and Robbie Carver
Aug 24, 2017

Why Fenn's Deadly Treasure Hunt Should Go On

Two people have died in pursuit of Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure. New Mexico’s Chief of Police is pleading with him to call it off. But if you compare it to other outdoor activities, it's not any more dangerous.

Peter Frick-Wright
Jun 28, 2017

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

On New Year's Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, the black box missing. Then two friends from Boston organized an expedition that would blow the case wide open.

Peter Frick-Wright
Oct 18, 2016

How Jogging in Burundi Became an Act of War

For a decade, the African nation of Burundi was home to a unique phenomenon: group jogs involving thousands of people who hit the streets to sing, socialize, and sometimes protest the nation’s authoritarian president, Pierre Nkurunziza. In March 2014, he banned the activity. As conflicts threaten to boil over—and the body count continues to rise—runners have become both weapons and victims.

Peter Frick-Wright
Mar 18, 2016

On the Hunt for America's Last Great Treasure

Millionaire Forrest Fenn launched a thousand trips when he filled a chest with gold, rubies, and diamonds, and hid it somewhere north of Santa Fe. If one man is going to find it, by god, it's an ex-cop from Seattle named Darrell Seyler.

Peter Frick-Wright
Aug 11, 2015