May/June 2019 PS Magazine

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Laura Kottlowski’s

To Return BY TERRI MILNER TARQUINI

PHOTOS BY MARISA JARAE &

LAURA KOTTLOWSKI

“What is it about the fleeting nature of things that draws us toward them? Rareness defines value, urgency. It’s there one day, one minute—gone the next.” » Laura Kottlowski, “To Return” 28

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aura Kottlowski is seriously cutting edge. It’s not just that she is a high alpine lake figure skater. It’s not just that she has skated in ice caves, on top of glaciers, and in the crooks of mountains. It’s not just that she has hiked long miles and up daunting inclines in freezing temperatures