The Alpha Softshell: A Guide’s Take

“The client must never see the guide eat, drink, or change his clothing,” declared the Swiss-German mountain guide. Compact, steely-eyed, utterly convinced of every word spoken from his mouth, this gentleman issued declarations in steady stream, for any intimidated wanna-be to record. And I, being an intimidated wanna-be, listened to every word, but how was […]

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