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The Solvay Hut, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Jonathan Thesenga, Brittany Griffith, and Kate Rutherford free climbing Diez Libras de Tequila (10 Pounds of Tequila 5.12c, 330 m, 15 pitches) in Acopan Tepui, Venezuela - Part 3

Massive ferns, thorny bushes and a perilous maze of boulders greeted us on top [of] the wild summit plateau. We could’ve spent days hiking around the vast summit, however, with storm clouds forming out over the savannah, we begrudgingly said goodbye and began the rappels…  Back at basecamp that night, we celebrated with the last of our tequila (we had brought 10 pounds of it from the States)… Our thoughts drifted back to the climb—1100 feet, eight days of climbing—and we decided to dub the route 10 Pounds Of Tequila.

photo: Mikey Schaefer

Stefan Glowacz and Holger Heuber at the summit of Roraima Tepui, Venezuela

Lowering and cleaning in Cataluña, Spain (photo: Manuel)

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 

― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Salinella, Cala Mancina- San Vito Lo Capo, Italy

photo: Claudia Indelicato


Outdoors Awesome


Steep margalef climbing!

San Vito Lo Capo, Italy

Above The Clouds

Have you ever flown
in a plane
and climbed above
the clouds? 

No matter
how dark and gray
the world below, 
above the clouds
the sun is always


—- Laurence Overmire