From city streets to mountain peaks, humans live at all different elevations across the globe. Where do most humans live? The vast majority live less than 1 mile high (5,280 feet), however 6% of the World’s population lives among the clouds. Most of the World’s highest cities are centered in South & Central America, with 6 of the top 9 […]
A new study is linking living at altitude to lower rates of COVID-19 infection, great news for our mountain-dwelling readers. The abstract of the study is below: In the present study, we analyze the epidemiological data of COVID-19 of Tibet and high-altitude regions of Bolivia and Ecuador, and compare to lowland data, to test the hypothesis that high-altitude inhabitants (+2,500 m […]
The North Face Presents Lost Gringos, where Sam Smoothy, Johnny Collinson, and Fraser McDougall take on insane lines in the treacherous mountains of Bolivia! The group takes the trip to trace the footsteps of Sam’s father, while doing so they discover incredible culture and superb skiing in a beautiful atmosphere. Check out this video, it’s sure to amaze you!
Johnny Collinson is a buddy of ours. Yes, he looks like a girl – and never more than in the beginning of this video. Yes, he wears feathers in his hair. But there’s no denying the kid can ski. You might notice that this video mostly shows Johnny in gnarly mountain terrain such as: Denali National Park, Bolivia, and India. Johnny is a mountaineer. No, like a real one. Johnny had climbed all Earth’s “Seven Summits” before the age of 17. Not bad This edit show’s Johnny’s wide range of mountain skills. The kid isn’t afraid of high elevations nor marginal conditions; he’ll still charge. You can really […]
In August of 2013, we traveled to Bolivia. It was the craziest place we’ve ever been! This remote country has been on our radar ever since we became obsessed with riding mountains and fly-fishing, but it always seemed untouchable. All we wanted to do was catch a big Golden Dorado on the fly in a jungle choked, Amazonian headwater stream, but the trip evolved into something much greater. […]