Adventure Archive

Why Climbing Is Such a Mental Sport

'Speak to Me Softly,' from filmmaker Henna Taylor and Outdoor Research, tracks Jenny Abegg on a challenging pitch on Moonlight Buttress

Oct 14, 2019

After a Hard Diagnosis, One Athlete Learns to Soften Up

Expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren knocked off first descents of the most remote and dangerous rivers on earth, from the Himalayas to the Sierra. He paddled with an aggro attitude and saw weakness as an unforgivable trait in himself and others. But when a brain tumor started to derail his athletic performance and threaten his life, everything changed.

Scott Lindgren and Thayer Walker
Oct 14, 2019