A little-known fact: On the East coast, there are hundreds of first ascents, with access to the water. And Maine, whose winding coastline is home to thousands of rocky islands and bays with faces that rarely, if ever, rise, is the epicenter. No one knows better than the famous adventurer and writer Mark Sinnott, who was a pioneer of boat climbing in this region. Last summer he invited his old friends Adrian Bollinger and Emily Harrington to see what it was all about, and we set off on the journey.
The bottom line is: adventure is what you do, and sometimes it hides in your eyes. Want more? We teamed up with Land Rover Defender to highlight the most imaginative adventures in the country. See them all on our microsite, the new rules of adventure.