Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson takes any writing assignments he can talk his way into while intermittently traveling the American West and Mexico in search of margaritas — er, adventure. He parlayed a decade of roving trade work into a life of fair-weather rock climbing and truck dwelling before (to his parents' evident relief) finding a way to put his BA in English to use. Sam loves animals, sleeping outdoors, campfire refreshments and a good story.


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Will Bosi Claims Scotland’s Hardest Climb with ‘Impossible’ Move

Hard Scottish rock climbing doesn't get much more classic...
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Pou Brothers Tackle Big New Route, Tricky Descent in Peru

Climbers know the Hermanos Pou for their prolific track...

Explorers Discover World’s Deepest Shipwreck Miles Below Surface

Almost 7,000m below the Philippine Sea, explorers found a...
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Drought Exposes 3,400-Year-Old City in Iraq Reservoir

A dry season in the fertile crescent revealed signs...
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Untangling the ‘Slovak Direct’ Squabble — No Internet Trolls Required!

It might look like the climbing world pulsates with...
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Fallen Rock Reveals Pristine Route on Kichatna Spire

Sometimes diamonds hide in the rough. For two climbers...
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Beloved Runner Dies Attempting Rescue on His Home Mountain

Claudio Ghezzi was nothing short of a living legend...
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103-Year-Old Woman Skydives into History

Don't try to pigeonhole Rut Linnea Ingegard Larsson as...
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100 School Kids Rescued in Austrian Alps on ‘Classic After-Work’ Hike

Researching your route before you embark on an adventure...
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Flurry of Repeats on ‘England’s Hardest Route’ After 5 Years of no Traffic

Widely considered the hardest climb in the country, Rainman...

Musician Embarks on Oregon-to-Florida Paddling Trip

I've never met Thorin Loeks, but I wouldn't bet...

A Badass Rabbit Named Moose Bags Peaks in New Hampshire

A trip up any of New Hampshire's modest 1,220m...

American Team Nabs New Line on Alaska’s Kichatna Spire

Kichatna Spire is massive, prohibitive, and remote. Nestled deep...
Grand Combin

Serac Collapse Kills 2, Injures 9 on Swiss Side of Grand Combin

For several decades, climbers considered the Voie du Guardien...
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Space Balloon Tourism: The Next Frontier? One Company Thinks So

Dangling from a helium balloon the size of a...

Legendary Adventure Cyclist Dervla Murphy Dies at 90

Pioneering endurance cyclist Dervla Murphy has made her final...
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Wright’s Lake District Send ‘As Terrifying As They Come’

In a country bristling with injurious trad climbs, Mathew...
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Workout Watches: The Best Fitness Watches of 2022

The coolest thing about fitness watches is their variety....

‘Drunken Capering’ Leads to Prison For Trio Who Took Selfies With Bears

An Alaska magistrate didn’t mince words when he sentenced...
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Famed Pakistani Climber Ali Raza Sadpara Seriously Hurt in Fall

The man Pakistani mountaineers call "master of the masters”...

Spaniard Grabs First Repeat of UK’s Hardest Route

Eder Lomba has captured the second ascent of the...

A ‘Yellow Brick Road’ at the Bottom of the Ocean?

It may not be the brick road to the...
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First All-Black Team To Summit Everest Succeeds, Makes History

The nine mountaineers vying to be the first all-Black...

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