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SunLit Excerpt: “Edge of the Map,” recounts the true story of climbers lost in China

CHAPTER 1  “Missing” Light mixed with dust poured through a grimy window in the police station conference room. As more officers crammed inside, standing room became scarce. God, this is too much, thought Ted Callahan. What the hell do they think they’re going to see here?  It had taken more than twenty-four hours for the […]

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SunLit Interview: Johanna Garton stepped up to complete a project begun by her mother

Johanna Garton is a proud Wisconsin girl, writer and cross country coach. Before the publication of her first book, she dabbled in nonprofit consulting, college teaching and had a brief career as a lawyer. Her life experience includes moving her family to China, being charged by an elephant and running 20-plus marathons. She and her […]

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First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Phil Henderson sees the outdoor industry like a cruise ship. It’s taken a long time for the largely white industry to embrace people of color.  But the ship has turned. Almost every corner of the industry is focused on building a diverse population of outdoor enthusiasts.  “We just need more propulsion. We need more power,” […]

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Teenage Summit County ski mountaineer breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours

Grace Staberg said she was “pretty tired” as the first rays of sun hit the slopes of Copper Mountain Tuesday morning.  “I felt like slowing down,” said the 19-year-old, a few hours after setting a North American women’s record by skinning 56,153 vertical feet in 24 hours. “It was really helpful to have people who […]