Your Curated Isolation Reading List

Words :: Ben Osborne // Photo :: Kornél Máhl.

Let’s put an emphasis on ‘we’. Because we’re better when we work together. Take our 15-plus years of award-winning magazines for example. They wouldn’t be possible without dedicated readers, amazing stories, photography from contributors, and support from advertisers. But all of that is in question at the moment.  The world is in a unique standstill, and the streets could get even quieter if people don’t listen to the powers that be and follow self-isolation guidelines.

But alas, we are not health officials. What we are is experts in delivering tales from the mountains, tips on how to stay physically and mentally healthy, and much more—and that’s what we intend to keep doing. Over the next few weeks, we’ll put a special focus on pieces from our publications that are relevant to what we are all going through, and we’ll continue to deliver the epic tales from the outdoors that we’re known for. To do something to help cure your boredom, we’ve put together a little something special.

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Introducing our Curated COVID-19 Isolation reading list. Editors from each of our publications have gone through and compiled a list of pieces from past issues of Mountain Life for you to enjoy, and we’re excited to share them with you. Sit back and relax, because we might be in this for the long haul. But most importantly, let’s not forget to do this together. —ML

From the pages of Mountain Life Coast Mountains

Editor, Feet Banks

Most of these are longer reads, probably too many of them were written by myself (all writers love their own shit the most) but I’m hoping all of these stories will transport your imagination somewhere far beyond the unsettling reality we all seem to be facing these days.

From the pages of Mountain Life Blue Mountains

Editor, Ned Morgan

Maybe we can see this time as a rare opportunity to refine and develop, perhaps with less deafening background noise, the relationships not just with coworkers and strangers but also with those closest and most important to us.

From the pages of the Mountain Life Annual

Editor, Leslie Anthony

We’re all together on a very big learning curve at the moment, trying to cope with a new reality that will be with us for a while. And since we’ve got some time on our hands, rather than finding ourselves at loose ends, maybe let’s dedicate ourselves to something—stimulating our sense of wonder at home.

From the pages of Below Zero° by Mountain Life

Editor, Taylor Godber

I’ll leave you with something to contemplate with the time and space we have been gifted to slow-down: what will you pray for and put into action from the heart?