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SI Adventure


Off-road Warriors
The Paris-to-Dakar rally yielded charred vehicles and scarred

So Good, So Young
Baby-faced brothers Kai and Kellen Ellison are surfing's next wave

The It Girl
Skill, swagger and sex appeal have turned Tara Dakides into a
snowboarding star

Inside Out
Erik Weihenmayer's plan to ski Elbrus this spring is no
blindman's bluff

Murphy's Law
A Virginia-based climber lives out a real-life version of Cast

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP Humps in the road The French team of Luc Alphand and Arnaud Debron got caught in rush hour, Mauritania style, during the 10th stage of the 14-stage Paris-to-Dakar rally, which ended on Sunday.

"There's something heroic about the motorcyclists. I suppose
it's the human element, the struggle of a solitary person on a
machine." --Michael Palin, page A4