Yet sometimes, what we set out for, the risks we take, don’t turn out quite as we’d hoped, but in those moments we discover who we really are. Rarely do we learn as much from success as we do from failure or loss. The unexpected should be expected and how we react to unforeseen events, to a shifting landscape, shapes our journey. This issue of Sidetracked is emotionally charged and powerful. The adventures within are as inspiring and breathtaking as any we have featured, but there are stories that viscerally touch our psyches. Krystle Wright battles the loss of Mario Richard to capture the perfect image in the Moab Desert – to honour and pay tribute to her friend. Peter Hudnut’s dream is in the clouds, but he finds the only way to highline in Mexico is to overcome the suspicions of the local people by connecting with them and understanding them; and that sometimes when one dream fails another, more special one, reveals itself. Matt Helliker searches for a new route up the remote and inhospitable Citadel in the Neacola Range of Alaska. There’s much more, of course, in this poignant and touching issue. But that’s to be expected.
132 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated 140gsm paper in the United Kingdom.