Arizona Landscape Photographers Edition Here’s the part four of our interview series on Arizona Landscape Photographers. This time we sat down with Dan Deublein, an Arizona native, and the founder of The Proper Function .   Q: Dan, what was your childhood like? When people ask me what it was like growing up in the, Read More

Touching The Void   As mountaineering survival stories go, this is the destroyer of its class: an incredible climbing epic in the hands of a pitch-perfect writer. The book starts out as a journal about the solace (and menace) of going high and remote (Peru’s 21,000-foot Siula Grande) but soon becomes something else entirely., Read More

In Patagonia   In Patagonia is at heart a personal quest to find the origins of boyhood fascination, “a piece of brontosaurus” supposedly recovered from a thawed glacier in Punta Arenas by Chatwin’s seafaring cousin. At first Chatwin’s prose seems uniform like Hemingway, only boring. But his subtle sentences sneak up on you, and their, Read More

Into The Wild   Into the Wild follows the final days and nights of a young idealist named Chris McCandless, speaks to anyone who has ever yearned for something pure, to be free of the affluenza of American life, to be self-reliant. Like Into Thin Air, Into the Wild began as an article in Outside. But the book combined, Read More

Wind, Sand and Stars   Like his most famous creation, The Little Prince, that visitor from Asteroid B-612 who once saw 44 sunsets in a single day, Saint-Exupéry disappeared into the sky. Killed in World War II at age 44, “Saint Ex” was a pioneering pilot for Aéropostale in the 1920s, carrying mail over the, Read More

The Mountains of My Life   Bonatti’s memoirs finally published in the United States just two years ago take pride of place here over a number of towering works on mountaineering because (a) Bonatti was a god, a poetic soloist whose career included a controversial role in the first ascent of K2, and (b), Read More

Alive   British author Read’s subjects members of a Uruguayan rugby team whose Fairchild F-227 crashed in the Andes in October 1972 had no intention of conducting a ten-week, cannibalistic survival course above timberline. Especially grisly aside from, yes, the consumption of “raw meat” is the avalanche that buried the survivors on their 17th, Read More