Articles

Around the World on New Years Eve
A unique way to spend New Year’s Eve
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa. December 31, 1997.

Living Simply in Siple Dome
Delays and adventures in Antarctica

Antarctic Solstice
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa. June 25, 1998.

Flying High in Australia
Paragliding in the Australian sun

Riding on the Edge
A tale of mountain biking in Alaska

Dueling with Denali
Doing battle with North America’s highest peak.

Biking in Paradise
A 100 mile winter race in remote Alaska

Close Call on Moose’s Tooth
A solid attempt and a close call on Moose’s Tooth in the Alaska Range

Mt. Marathon
Second oldest and most grueling foot race in the country

One Step at a Time
Precarious steps up pristine Mt. Alice

Andes Dreams
Lessons well learned on South America’s highest peak

Traveling to the Ends of the Earth: Ushuaia
Road tripping to the ends of the Earth

It is not Reality, its Reality TV
Making it through the first round of Global Extremes
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, March 28, 2004.

African Extremes
Global Extremes in the Kalahari Desert
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 4th, 2004.

Costa Rican Bliss
Global Extremes in the heart of Costa Rica
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 11th, 2004.

Icelandic Dreams
Global Extremes in Iceland
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 18th, 2004.

Everest
Big Decisions on the World's Highest Peak
Originally published in the Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, Iowa, April 25th, 2004.

It's Never Too Late
Lessons to learn from our elders.

Jamaica Calling
An unexpected outcome in Jamaica

Dead End Roads
Sometimes a Dead End Road is just what is needed

Bering Strait
Trying to bear the Strait

Bering Odyssey
Sixty Miles on the Bering Strait

Traveling through life on a BMW
A motorcycle odyssey through Central America

Pioneer Peak
A wild climb on a wild peak in the Chugach Range, Alaska

The Love/Hate Relationship Onboard the Belgica
A web entry from the Belgica Antarctic expedition describing life on board a 47' sailing yacht

Birthday on board the Belgica in Antarctica
A short web entry about celebrating yet another birthday in the Antarctic

Alone Along the Alcan
3,600 miles of open road leading back to Iowa

Utivera
Icelandic Outside Magazine article about Alaska featuring Troy's writing and photography

A Long Day Out
In my 40s now: a fourteen hour hike in the Chugach Range tests my endurance

Another Date with the Strait
Yet another attempt on the Bering Strait

Tough Times on the Harding Icefield
Account of a kite expedition crossing the Harding Icefield in 2012

Wild Times on the Bagley Icefield
Epic kite ski expedition crossing the Bagley Icefield in 2013

Baseball In Your Blood
One day in Iowa hitting baseballs with my Dad