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--Kayaking the Sierra Nevada p. A13
--Surfers Key on Mavericks p. A14
--Murphy's Law p. A16

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON YATES Cliffhanger How the first ascent of Siula Grande turned into a life-and-death struggle for two climbers--and ultimately into a riveting film FEARSOME LOCATION Peru's 20,853-foot Siula Grande challenged climbers in '85 (left)and filmmakers in '02.