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The Bold and The Boulder: El Capitan's History Maker

03/06/2020 Escape

The Bold and The Boulder: El Capitan's History Maker

At 31 pitches and almost 3,000 feet (900 meters), Magic Mushroom was long considered the hardest route on El Cap until the Dawn Wall was climbed in 2015. It took Austrian Barbara 'Babsi' Zangerl the best part of 11 days to complete the line, battling her own personal cruxes alongside her climbing partner. When she reached the top, she made history.
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Unwavering Waterwomen

20/05/2020 Escape

Unwavering Waterwomen

Professional surfer and writer Lauren L. Hill take us into the exhilarating world of modern female surfing. A diverse group of women from all the world that are bound for their love of waves. Going beyond just the board, these fearless riders are also mothers, activists, and media personalities.
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Founding Mothers of Professional Surfing

13/05/2020 Escape

Founding Mothers of Professional Surfing

When surfing rose as a professional sport over half a century ago, women had to fight to be recognized by media and men. The women’s results of the 1965 World Championship were not even mentioned in Surfer Magazine that year. Trailblazers of that era, female surfers represented counterculture and a change in gender roles. Reflect on the personalities that elevated the sport's early beginnings.
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A Farmhouse Off The Bright Lights of Ibiza

12/05/2020 Escape

A Farmhouse Off The Bright Lights of Ibiza

Inside designer Armin Fischer's converted old stone farmhouse in the Ibizan countryside which has been turned into a rustic hideaway that specializes in communal farming and meditation. Featured in Be Well, we discover this Mediterranean retreat offering more than sunshine.
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Taking Climbing To New Heights

07/05/2020 Escape visual culture

Taking Climbing To New Heights

Once hanging on the fringes of unusual pastimes, climbing has undergone a generational transformation—turning the sport into a cultural phenomenon. From small cults to Oscar-winning widespread popularity, the sport is now regarded as an Olympic sport. Julie Ellison, co-editor of Cliffhanger, discusses the sport's rise to the top.
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India’s Greenhouse Revolution

29/04/2020 Escape visual culture

India’s Greenhouse Revolution

For small Indian farmers, water supply can too easily mean the difference between life and death. The long droughts, extended heat waves, and unpredictable rainfall brought about by global warming have proven disastrous for many of India’s 146 million small farms, 85 percent of which now lose more money than they make. Reinventing traditional rituals, this startup has revolutionized farming in an era of climate change.
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