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Ryan John Hartley R.I.P.

HOUSTON -- A man who scaled halfway up one of Houston's best-known skyscrapers using only a small pick jumped about 30 stories to his death Monday morning, auth...

Builder Barfies

Darren lives in an old haunted house with a cement wall in his back yard. I don't believe the two are related -- the ghost and wall that is. Maybe they are. A t...

Climbing Terms A La Alain

So I'm working on an Alain Robert interview. Hold on a sec -- my roommate bugs me for starting my stories with "so". People do this in conversation all the time...

Guy Edwards

If you don't live in the Pacific Northwest and aren't a climber, you might not know who Guy Edwards is. For the rest of us he's a goddamn hero. Unassuming an...

A Little Night Music. By Kenny Frazz.

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The University of British Columbia campus, a small city in its own right, accreted onto the edge of the city of Vancouver. By day, all I can see is people rushing between classes. If you go outside during classes, when most students are engrossed in paying attention to their lecturer, or (as would be more my case) in the people and things around them, the campus is relatively dead, but still there are people about. Come now to school at night, say after nine or ten, and it is very much a different story. ...

Digital vs. Film

I've been considering going digital, mainly for cost and convenience sake. Developing and scanning film for the internet sucks. There's another advantage as wel...

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