The Rescue Artists of the New Avalanche Age

“As the weather grows more erratic, and as the popularity of winter sports nudges skiers and snowboarders further from the crammed routes and into the backcountry, the risks are mounting. Over a four-day period in January 2021, off-piste skiers and snowboarders set off eight avalanches that left eight free-riders dead. “Valais is the center of it all,” Pierre Féraud told me.”

Source: GQ
Published: Jan 20, 2022
Length: 22 minutes (5,526 words)

The Sopranos of Berlin: A Brutal Crime Family and a Billion Dollar Jewel Heist

“For such thieves, there is no more desirable prize than the crown jewels of the great monarchies of Europe. Putting aside whatever cultural significance these treasures may have later accrued—landing them in museums—the simple fact is that these pieces were made of materials that are still quite valuable today. The authorities feared that if they didn’t catch a quick break, pieces of the Green Vault collection would be lost forever.”

Source: GQ
Published: Aug 18, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,208 words)