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For the TimesThere is a saying at the bottom of the world that, if you want to experience all four seasons in Patagonia, you have to spend the day. I have already spent several years by that yardstick holed up in the windsocks that pass for tents here. I've been...
Tags: Weather Reports, Landforms, Climbing, Arts and Culture, Weather
Special to The TimesOn an otherwise unremarkable day nearly 30 years ago, in a San Fernando Valley head shop, an ordinary man on LSD had an epiphany. The one thing that could save the world, it came to him, was hemp. Thunderbolts come cheap on LSD, but this one looked...
Special to The TimesIT'S just another Monday taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at NBC Studios in Burbank. Only the Ohio tourists and Valley groupies filing into Studio 3 for an hour of yuks with Leno don't know it yet, but they are about to come face to face with a...
Times Staff WriterIt's the outdoor moment you're supposed to anticipate but can't — the one that turns an outing into an adventure or a tragedy. One second Blake Stanfield, 38, and his father, Neil, were basking in the pleasures of wilderness. The next they were in...
Tags: Climbing, Travel, Tourism and Leisure, Death, Mining
If you are crazy for granite and perilous heights and foolish enough to believe that life rewards passion, your obsession probably began here. It's known, officially, as Camp 4 of Yosemite National Park. But among climbers and mountaineers, it's called...
Times Staff WriterThe three questions Joe Simpson fields most often concern God, friendship and the life-or-death decision that in many ways made him the sort of character strangers walk up to and ask intimate, philosophical questions. So far, no one has asked him the...
Tags: Landforms, Movies, Climbing, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Celebrities
Expedition leader Eric Simonson understands Simon Yates' decision to cut the rope, sending his climbing partner to what seemed like certain death. On May 27, 1994, Simonson radioed Mark Whetu and urged him to unclip himself from Michael Rheinberger ...
Los Angeles Times KidCity to Feature More than 50 Interactive Exhibits and Science, Nature DemonstrationsLOS ANGELES, July 13, 2004 – The second annual Los Angeles Times KidCity, a free two-day children's educational adventure to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17-18 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, will feature more than 50 interactive literacy,...
Morning Call Travel WriterJumping off the top of a building and soaring over a meadow while suspended beneath a zip line. Blasting through huge mud puddles on ATVs. Carefully ascending a climbing wall and rapidly rappelling down it. Skeet shooting with shotguns and riding...
Special to The TimesEd Viesturs is down $1,000, and he has only himself to blame. In 1997 Viesturs — arguably North America's premier high-altitude mountaineer — found himself slogging across climbing's largest stage for the ninth time. Joining him on the big E...
As fielding posson approaches the Feather, a notoriously hard bouldering route at Hueco Tanks State Park in Texas, he visualizes the sequence of moves, imagining each foothold, hand pocket and ridiculous undercling. Then he mounts, climbing quickly and...
Tags: Gaming, Climbing, Entertainment, Death, Sports
Times Staff WriterOne of nature's greatest strip teases takes place in this wind-beaten hamlet near the bottom of the world. Fierce westerlies from the Pacific slice over the massive southern continental ice cap, hurling clouds across the needle-like southern Andes that...
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