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April 2002—Volume 4, Number 3

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Napoleon in Exile
The most famous anthropologist since Margaret Mead, Napoleon Chagnon captivated a generation of readers with his vivid accounts of the Yanomami Indians. Then came accusations of misconduct, exploitation, and worse. Writer SCOTT WALLACE follows the trail of controversy deep into the Venezuelan rain forest.
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Photos, Interview From This Assignment
See stunning new images of Yanomami life, and hear what the writer has to say about scandal in the Amazon.

Lewis and Clark Get Lost
It's been called the Lolo and the Road to the Buffalo. But Lewis and Clark's path over Idaho's Bitterroot Range is best described simply as one bad trail. Retracing the explorers' 1805 route west was a chance to glimpse the hardships they encountered on the toughest part of their historic cross-country journey—and to taste the glory of reaching the other side. BY TIM CAHILL
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That Was Then, Do It Now
Their expeditions transformed how we protect and enjoy the wilderness; their routes are still extraordinary experiences today.

  • Scale Jack Durrance's Devils Tower
  • Paddle Thoreau's Maine Woods
  • Trek Bob Marshall's Alaska
  • Climb Isabella Bird's Longs Peak
  • Bike Gary Fisher's Mount Tam

Climbing Free
Why would a Yosemite climber live like a hobo on [U.S.] $75 for an entire summer, recycling cans for spare change and scarfing leftovers from the tourist cafeteria? For a chance to become one of the world's greatest climbers—and to make the most audacious free climb in Yosemite history. An excerpt from LYNN HILL's new memoir.





Need to Know
Almost always, hiring a guide helps ensure your safety. But what happens when guides make mistakes? BY JAMES VLAHOS

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Forum: Guide or Lifeguard
Should outfitters be fully responsible for their clients's safety?

Then & There
The event was the first ever tow-in World Cup surf contest. The venue was a 60-foot [18-meter] wave called Jaws. The contestants were ... scared.

Doing It
Meet Kim Csizmazia, who became ice climbing's world champion just four years after she started the sport, then retired to pursue purer thrills.

Potentially Huge
Mountainboarders can carve turns, bomb down black-diamond steeps, and stick jumps just about anywhere there's not snow.

In the Field
Yeager-meisters: Two daredevils race to break the speed of sound—without a plane. Inside the world of extreme skydiving.



American Wilds
Believe the hype: The White Rim Trail, which rolls through a maze of desert and rock in Canyonlands National Park, is one of mountain biking's greatest routes. BY STEVE CASIMIRO
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Photo Gallery: Moab's Greatest Ride
Witness the grandeur of the White Rim Trail—without the fatigue.

A network of new camping platforms is making it much easier to paddle the spookily cool swamps of North Carolina.

Fast Breaks
Mediterranean mania: Ride world-class singletrack, sea kayak to hidden beaches, raft past limestone cliffs.

World on the Cheap
Laos has crags, waterfalls, hill-tribe villages—and few tourists.
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Where Next
Nepal opens new peaks, Morocco and China get hot, and more.



A portrait of polar pioneer Apsley Cherry-Garrard in Sara Wheeler's Cherry and the race for the (malaria) cure in Mark Honigsbaum's The Fever Trail. BY ANTHONY BRANDT

The Life
Belize's jungles conceal ruins, renegades, and wildcats—and the secrets of one family's past. BY DAN KOEPPEL
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Weight watchers, skip this. Everyone else: Check out these seven essentials for campsite decadence. BY BEN HEWITT
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Split-personality shoes: Sandals you can run in, climbing slippers you can hike in, and go-anywhere canyoneering shoes.
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What They Carry
With a ninja-meets-trapeze-artist setup, arboreal scientist Roman Dial can scale some of the world's tallest trees.


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From the Editor
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Travel Directory
Extreme Destination: The Pinnacles, Malaysia

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