Obituary

The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc

The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc

He was the best alpinist of his generation, a quiet, unassuming Canadian known for bold ascents of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. Four months ago, at the age of 25, he traveled to Alaska to join climber Ryan Johnson for a first ascent outside Juneau. They never came back, and a frantic nine-day search left more questions than answers.

Climbing Legend Fred Beckey Dies

Climbing Legend Fred Beckey Dies

Beckey, who has often been called the country’s ur-dirtbag—a climber who eschews riches to pursue climbing full-time—was widely recognized as North America’s most prolific mountaineer

Swimming Icon Terry Laughlin Dies

Swimming Icon Terry Laughlin Dies

The founder of the Total Immersion method taught people that the lessons learned in the pool can be applied just as easily to life, too

A Cyclist Writes His Own Obituary

A Cyclist Writes His Own Obituary

Let’s get this straight: If something horrible happens to me on a ride, don’t ever say I died doing what I love. I feel no affection about the idea of getting pulverized by a 4,000-pound SUV, especially if the driver was flipping through Instagram. Still, I recognize that something might happen. And rather than leave it up to other people to commemorate my life and death on the bike, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands—with facts based on a terrifying encounter with a speeding Porsche that actually happened—just in case the next run-in turns out differently.

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