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Stolbists – The Story of the Free Solo-ers of Stolby

Alpinist 24 came in the mail the other day.  The first thing I did was flip through every page, drooling over the amazing pictures.  Then, using all my self control, I set it down.  I need to ration my daily intake of Alpinist.  All I want to do is read it cover to cover on the first day but then all the excitement would be over for the next three months.  So instead I read only bits and pieces at a time and savor the stories.
I just finished my daily ration of Alpinist and read the Stolbist story.  I can’t believe that there is an entire culture of free solo-ers living in Siberia of all places.  Naturally the pictures of Stolby were not enough and I had to find more.