La tierra desconocida (the unknown country): Gregory Crouch

Editors » 11am - July 21, 2014
Greg Couch is a writer who specializes in adventurous and historic subjects. He has a particular obsession with the storm-swept peaks of Patagonia, and has made seven expeditions to those remote mountains including a number of world-class first ascents. Greg's career has been built from following his intellectual and adventurous interests to their absolute conclusions. A graduate of West Point, Greg completed the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, ultimately leading an infantry platoon in Panama where he earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He left the Army to pursue other interests, most notably in adventure travel, rock and ice climbing, and high-stakes international mountaineering. Along the way, he also became a writer. Among many dozens of articles, Greg has written about a U.S.-Iranian climbing exchange for The Atlantic and adventuring in Oman and Patagonia for National Geographic. For five years, he was a senior contributing editor at Climbing. His alpine memoir, Enduring Patagonia, is considered a modern classic in climbing circles. One day, he hopes to write about surfing — his passion of more than 30 years, and the one about which he hasn't yet written a word.
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