Few adventurers have been as present in mountain culture over the past sixty years as Roger Paris (Ro zhe’ Pair ree). His life reads like a time machine fantasy for outdoor athletes. Ever wonder what it was like in Chamonix in the ’40s? Roger was there. How about seeing the inventor of the Duffek stroke—Milo Duffek—throw the world slalom championships in order to defect from communist Czechoslovakia? or running the Yampa with the Hatch brothers to protest Echo Park Dam? or climbing Mt. Rainier with the Whittakers? or making the first descent of California’s Kings Canyon? Roger did it all. In search of a role model for a long life of adventure? Roger Paris is your man.