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Scott MacKillop: Much of successfully completing these long hikes is mental rather than about pure physical strength.

Skip Schweiss and Chip Roame lead risky, if risk-managed, hike of RIA types on famously perilous trail -- with danger striking right on schedule

Wild boar, spinner dolphins and Portuguese men o' war looked on as we essayed Hawaii's Kalalau Trail, finding out firsthand why it's called the 10th-most dangerous hike in America

July 21, 2017 – 6:21 PM

Skip Schweiss: We contacted each of the three guide services on Mount Shasta, inquiring about guiding our group up the mountain in that time frame. Two of them told us we were crazy.

After guides say no to RIA adventurers' proposal to scale Mount Shasta, ankles snapped, teams faded and only a few saw the summit

The experts said it couldn't -- shouldn't -- be done but 17 advisors and execs from 10 states displayed true RIA mettle on the harrowing climb

June 13, 2016 – 5:26 PM

Skip Schweiss in front of the Nevada Falls: The plan was to go out in waves .... We almost needed an algorithm to figure it all out.

How a band of advisor-execs scaled 5,000 sunless feet to the summit of the Half Dome -- and the lessons the exploit yields for growing RIAs

Advisors donned headlamps, assuming considerable risk effecting the nighttime ascent in Yosemite -- including an encounter with a mama bear

July 18, 2014 – 3:05 PM

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