The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.
- John Muir
The Outdoor Journal endeavours to bring you thoughtful journalism from around the world.
We always do our best to take a step back, to take a little more time, and present considered content that always acknowledges both sides of a story. The response to this approach is always strong and is reflected in the stories that we present below, as the most read articles on OutdoorJournal.com in 2018. THE JOE KINDER STORY The first big story of 2018 rocked the Outdoor industry and called many things into question. The initial event was well covered across many media outlets, and we were particularly grateful to Courtney Sanders who provided us with a unique perspective and insight from within the professional climbing community.
Many media outlets from around the world have offered explanations. But there has been confusion, and a serious lack of understanding on what happened to the nine climbers on Friday morning.
Since this article was published, The Outdoor Journal has published an update to this story, entitled: Update: 9 Climbers Die at Gurja Base Camp.