Contraindications

“I covered the rock beneath me in tears and beat it with my fists. The word No echoed off the cold and shadowed face of Rachu Tangmu. In less than a minute, I unleashed the emotions that I knew I would lock down for weeks, until I got us home. I closed my eyes and wiped my face. Calm and even, I did CPR for an hour despite the obvious signs that she had passed away. It is what you do, so I did it.”

Published: Sep 22, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,890 words)

Water is Life

“As I climbed and skied over rapidly receding snowfields, the journeys felt akin to doing final rounds of visits with my elders who are sick and soon to walk on into the next world.”

Published: Oct 5, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,391 words)

The Thing With Feathers

On mountains, climate science, and hope.

Published: Nov 27, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,800 words)

The Accidental Mountaineer

Seeking solace and transformation after multiple traumas, Los Angelean Ana Beatriz Cholo started mountain-climbing and set her sights on Denali, North America’s highest peak.

Published: Sep 8, 2017
Length: 12 minutes (3,027 words)