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We broke trail into the fading light of dusk. Just as we thought to grab our headlamps, our destination’s soft outline materialized in the falling snow. We had made it. The cabin door was partially sealed by rime ice and snow—nothing a good shove couldn’t handle—and after passing through it and dropping our packs, we…

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Pluck an issue—any issue—of Appalachia from the bookshelf and let it fall open to any page, and you’ll find yourself time-traveling. If your passions run to mountains and climbing, travel, exploration, or natural history, chances are you’ll find a story, poem, map, or photo that pulls you in. Published by AMC since 1876, and billed…

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Editor’s note: This article, adapted from No Limits But the Sky: The Best Mountaineering Stories from Appalachia Journal (AMC Books, 2014), originally appeared in the November 1896 issue of Appalachia. The four climbers involved—author Fay, Charles S. Thompson, George Little, and the group’s leader, Philip Stanley Abbot—were attempting the first ascent of 11,230-foot Mount Lefroy in…

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Volunteers from AMC’s Adventure Travel program talk about leading groups to their favorite corners of the globe. And you can read about an Adventure Travel trip to Glacier National Park in the AMC Outdoors story “Among Friends.” Learn more about AMC’s Adventure Travel program >>

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Excerpt from Appalachia, Summer/Fall 2008 Three Allied officers traverse the Lowari Pass to Chitral in 1943: The Southern Route to Tirish Mir and the Hindu Kush Mountains Gordon Enders may have proposed the trip. Or perhaps it was “Benjy” Bromhead’s idea. Or maybe “Wild Bill” Donovan of the O.S.S. suggested it. Forty years earlier, Rudyard…

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