Kids Prepare for an Ambush

Kids Prepare for an Ambush

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This group of kids was playing up high in a tree limb over the Nam Song River in Laos, when my kayak rounded the corner. As they saw me they whooped and hollered, and I could tell mischief was in their minds. I quickly got out my camera from the dry bag, and took one quick shot before storing it safely away. As I neared, they all jumped into the water at once, yelling and swimming frantically towards me. It was all fun and games but I didn't want them to flip my boat even with my gear in a dry bag, so I paddled quickly before they could latch on.

Forbidden Garden

Forbidden Garden

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Inside this ancient walled city a gardener tends to the nursery of flowers.

Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam.

Climber on 'License to Climb'

Climber on 'License to Climb'

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Climber Kate Sabo, pulls on one of the best and definitely the most iconic climb in Ha Long Bay. Half the adventure is reaching the route by hiring a boat driver to take you about 1 1/2 hours from Cat Ba Island to reach this small pinnacle of rock in the middle of the sea. The route is characterized by amazing quality vertical technical limestone with lots of pockets and side-pulls and rated 7a+. Vietnam.

Climber on 'El Matador'

Climber on 'El Matador'

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El Matador is the most iconic climb at Devils Tower, and also one of the most iconic in the world. The second pitch makes a perfect box in between two columns.

It's all about the legs!

Mato Tipila (Devils Tower National Monument), Wyoming.

The Knitting Woman

The Knitting Woman

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In The streets of Liming, Yunnan, China.

Basket Boat Taxi

Basket Boat Taxi

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A woman paddles a basket boat taxi transporting fishermen to their boats or tourists to floating restaurants in Cat Ba harbor. Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.

Free Solo High Line

Free Solo High Line

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A man walks un-tethered between Grandma and Grandpa Peabody Boulders in Bishop, California.

Hang Glider

Hang Glider

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Soaring in the wind at Fort Funston, California.

Climber on 'Top Gun'

Climber on 'Top Gun'

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Eric Bissell works out the moves on the route 'Top Gun,' one of the longest standing un-climbed projects in Tuolumne (first tried in 1985). He tried the route over 5 seasons before finally sending in July of 2016. This photo is from an attempt in 2014. The route is easily visible on the standard climbers descent from Stately Pleasure Dome.

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California.

Climber in Thakhek, Laos.

Climber in Thakhek, Laos.

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Mike tries for the second ascent of a new route in a cave near the Green Climbers Home, Thakhek, Laos.

Climber on Scarface II

Climber on Scarface II

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Named after the zig zag scar shaped crack at the bottom of the route (and the Indian Creek climb of the same name), this is a fun and iconic climb in Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Climber on Scarface

Climber on Scarface

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One of the most photographed climbs in Indian Creek for good reason. It's beautiful. Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.

Turtle Tower

Turtle Tower

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At Hoan Kiem Lake, or Lake of the Returned Sword, lies the Turtle Tower. In the heart of Hanoi, this lake provides a respite from the busy city. Vietnam. 

Floating Village

Floating Village

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Amongst the limestone towers that protect Lan Ha Bay, a group of people make their homes on floating docks, subsisting on the sea for their food and income. Vietnam.

Surfers Under the Rainbow

Surfers Under the Rainbow

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Surfers walk out to the popular surf spot, Steamer Lane, in Santa Cruz, California.

A Big Swell Day

A Big Swell Day

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Riding a big wave at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California

Floating on Air

Floating on Air

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Lost Arrow Spire, an inspiration to climbers and slack liners alike. It was first climbed in 1947, and the first successful high line walk took place in 1985.

Yosemite National Park, California.

Climber on Fishhook Arete

Climber on Fishhook Arete

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A climber midway up the route Fish hook Arete (5.9) on Mt. Russell. 14,094 feet. California. 

Monk Walking in Angkor Wat

Monk Walking in Angkor Wat

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An orange robed monk walking a path inside the main temple complex. Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat Sunrise

Angkor Wat Sunrise

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The main temple complex at Angkor Wat at sunrise.

Cambodia.

HighLiner

HighLiner

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Walking gracefully in the last light as the sky turns orange, on the 200 foot high-line over the ocean in San Luis Obispo. California.

Bandito Mike

Bandito Mike

In search of cliffs to climb near Vang Vieng. Dusty dirt roads on the motorcycle cause Mike to adopt the handkerchief dust mask. Laos.

Canyoneering in the San Rafael Swell

Canyoneering in the San Rafael Swell

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Rosa Tran navigates her way through the Baptist Draw and Upper Chute Canyon drainages of the San Rafael Swell. Mutliple rappels, miles of tight sections, and stemming over water make for an exciting day.

Hiker on Eureka Dunes

Hiker on Eureka Dunes

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A lone traveller on the Eureka Sand Dunes of Death Valley National Park, California.

Trail Runner

Trail Runner

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Running on the trails near Vogelsang in the high Sierra of Yosemite National Park, California.

Climber on Ding Dong's Crack

Climber on Ding Dong's Crack

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In Liming, China lies this splitter 5.12 crack named after a local dog. A beautiful climb on a beautiful wall. Notice the A5 stick ladder to the right leading over 60 feet up to the white honey combs, used by locals to gather honey for generations.

Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Man in Thought

Man in Thought

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A man finds a brief moment of quiet and contemplation at one of the temples in Angkor Wat.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Man in Prayer

Man in Prayer

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A man offers a prayer inside a temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Bas relief carving

Bas relief carving

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A bas relief carving of an apsara, one of the many such carvings that make Ankor Wat famous.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Swirling Temple Crazyness

Swirling Temple Crazyness

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The throngs of people moving in and out of the temples was dizzying at times.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Giant Buddha heads

Giant Buddha heads

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Large Buddha heads adorn the tops of the walls at this temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Petroglyphs at Night

Petroglyphs at Night

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Estimated between 1,000 - 8,000 years old, made by the Paiute - Shoshone people who still live in the area. A reminder of a different time, the meanings of the drawings may be many, but much of the patterns are thought to be entoptic patterns; geometric designs perceived during the first stage of a shaman's altered state of consciousness. 

Bishop, California.

Climber on Akhum-Rah

Climber on Akhum-Rah

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This perfect finger tip double crack to corner lies in Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Climber on beginning of Akhum-Rah

Climber on beginning of Akhum-Rah

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Placing small gear on the double cracks section of this 5.11+ finger crack. 

Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Tea Ladies

Tea Ladies

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These amiable women sit in front of their large sacks of loose leaf tea for sale at the market day in Liming. 

Yunnan, China.

The Butcher Laughs

The Butcher Laughs

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Market day in Liming is one of the best parts about staying in the little town. Villagers from miles around come to sell the wears, and meats.

Yunnan, China.

Climber on Faraway Corner

Climber on Faraway Corner

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A climber liebacks up this classic 5.10+ corner in Laojunshan National Park.

Liming, Yunnan, China

Climber on 'Air China'

Climber on 'Air China'

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Named after the somewhat similar route in Indian Creek (Air Sweden), this route gets a 5.13d rating. It's only seen a few ascents. 

Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Climber on the First Ascent of 'Over the Rainbow'

Climber on the First Ascent of 'Over the Rainbow'

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Climber, Raul Sauco get's an upside down thigh lock on the first ascent of this unique roof crack. Raul rated it 5.7+. It has since been upgraded to 5.12+. 

Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Climber Battles it out on 'Over the Rainbow'

Climber Battles it out on 'Over the Rainbow'

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Nearing the end of the climb, Raul Sauco, battles with the offwidth on the first ascent of 'Over the Rainbow'. 5.12+. Laojunshan National Park, Liming, Yunnan, China.

Climber on 'Belle Fourche Buttress'

Climber on 'Belle Fourche Buttress'

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A climber on the incredible splitter crack at Mato Tipila, Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming.

Climber at Ten Sleep Canyon

Climber at Ten Sleep Canyon

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Kate Sabo styles her way up this 11b in Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming.

Paddler in the Slough

Paddler in the Slough

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A sun-bow silhouettes this canoe paddler in the Elhorn Slough, California.

Boating Santa Elena Canyon

Boating Santa Elena Canyon

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Canoeing and kayaking on a two day trip down Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Che Mural

Che Mural

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A scene with a mixture of new and old in the streets of Havana. Cuba.