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Rock Musician to Rock Climber: One Egyptian’s Epic Journey

Hazem El Shamy on top of Nirekha Peak, Nepal at 6,069m All photos are courtesy of Hazem El Shamy.“Falling was the last thing I remembered; the next thing I knew, I was regaining consciousness on the shore as the fisherman tried to resuscitate me.“When I woke up coughing water with pain in my neck, I told myself I wasn’t going to do this again until I was fully aware of everything there is to know [about technical rock climbing], and app...

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Adventure Hacks: The 3 Pillars That Can Get You to Everest

Like Clark Kent, many adventurers continue to slave away from 9 to 5 behind desks, clad in suits, motivated for the most part by saving enough money to go on their next adventure. Stuck in the energy-draining urban structure of concrete jungles and traffic jams, the trapped free spirits of the city often seek solace in drenching their social media feeds with photos of the outdoors and the latest updates from some of the world’s most famous adven...