Pamela Blair

Mountain Stories

A Realization at 15,000 feet

Kibo HutsDecember, 1973 At 15,000 feet, the encampment around Kibo Hut resembled a miners’ camp:  three A-frame and two rectangular aluminum shacks dotted a bare,

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Inch by Inch Mountain Story Pamela Blair

Inch by Inch

Standing at the edge of the snowfield, I stare down its precipitous incline, knowing I don’t have the courage to cross it, even though on

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Pena de Bernal

Peña de Bernal, Mexico

In Mexico, between the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Sierra Madre Occidental, an immense high plateau sprawls out, the Mesa Central. At an altitude of

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