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Only 26 years old, Colin Haley has climbed in many of the greater ranges, hopping back and forth from local adventures to expeditions the world around. "Alpinism is a beautiful, powerful, life-defining pursuit," he says in his Alpinist 32 feature "Scared." But these same adventures have brought him to the edge of death--and taken many of his friends beyond it.

Yet Colin keeps climbing. Some might ask why. We did, for this special High Camp. Click in to hear from Colin about what attracted him to climbing, his definition of risk in the mountains, and why he continues to daydream of his next trip to Patagonia.

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