Sam Anderson

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.

M9-, WI6+ at 5,000+ Metres!? Slovaks Say They Did It

Climbing in Kyrgyzstan’s relatively unexplored Kookshal Too valley is...
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Using GPS Marker, Cyclists ‘Draw’ Giant Bicycle Across Europe

When your ambition is to draw a picture of...
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Big Fines Given for Illicit Firearms on Board Svalbard Ships

If you’re going to carry a gun on Svalbard,...
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Another Unusual First: He Climbed the Six Great North Faces in the Alps, Then BASE Jumped Off Them

Former Royal Marine Tim Howell reported on Sunday that...
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8C+? Will Bosi Thinks So With First Ascent of ‘Honey Badger’

The seemingly unstoppable Will Bosi just climbed his "hardest...
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Pou Brothers Announce Even More New Climbs. We Build a Timeline

To say that the irrepressible Hermanos Pou have enjoyed...
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1021 AD: The Precise Date The Vikings Lived in North America

We've long known that the Vikings lived in North...
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Austrian Court Rules Tourist Who Caught COVID at Ski Resort May Be Compensated

The Austrian town and resort of Ischgl came under...
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Brown Bears Eat Wealthy Tourists and Pilot After Helicopter Crashes in Remote Kamchatka

Brown bears mauled and ate three people after a...
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American Paddlers Smash Yukon 1000 Record in 5 Days

Two kayakers repeatedly paddled 18 hours straight, survived everything...
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Bouin Climbs Another Hard Flatanger Repeat; Sets Sights on 9c/5.15d

Thor's Hammer II (9a+/5.15a) lurked in silence from Adam...

Danger: Do Not Climb Mont Blanc

Local guides have suspended their operations on the normal...

Humans Have Lived in the Arctic for 40,000 Years

To many, the Arctic may seem like a bleak...
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Man Lost at Sea Clings to Soccer Ball Until Rescued

Salvation was a soccer ball for one vacationer in...
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Tourist Falls into Mt. Vesuvius Trying to Retrieve His Phone

This weekend, a man fell into a volcano while...
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Legendary Swiss Alpinist Climbs His Last Mountain

Marcel Remy, father of celebrated climbing brothers Yves and...
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Watch: Caught in a Massive Avalanche in the Tian Shan

When was the last time you stood below an...
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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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