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Ascent Annual Special Edition 2022

Published since 1967, Ascent is a compendium of climbing's best longform storytelling, imagery and vertical expression. Published once a year by Climbing magazine, Ascent is included with every membership subscription.

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She Needed Help. What Could They Have Done?

Climbers venture into the desert to test ourselves, but beneath or even among the heights we seek, migrants may risk their lives looking for safe passage. High on the flanks of Baboquivari Peak, near a militarized border, the author finds two clashing realities.