Outside Magazine recently listed its top-ten adventure stories of the year. Highlights include the heists, high times, and eventual capture of the Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, as well as the tragic death of South African kayaker, Hendrik “Hendri” Coatzee, who drowned paddling the Lukuga River when he was dragged under by a giant crocodile.
“A slew of jaw-dropping stories filled the adventure news cycle in 2010. Some set new lows, like when mountain biker Missy Giove pled guilty in January to smuggling marijuana after being arrested at the end of 2009, completing a tragic fall from grace. Some fulfilled promise, like the cornucopia of medals racked up by the U.S. Ski Team at the 2010 Games in Vancouver….”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.