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When the body breaks, but the spirit survives

At 8:30 a.m. on the day Jim Harris turned 33, he was still lying in bed. It wasn’t how he imagined spending his birthday....

All the way to the top

As he neared the South Summit of Everest, just over 28,700 feet above sea level, Denver-based mountaineer Chris Bombardier was thoroughly worked. “I was so...

From wild to mild

It’s a hot and sunny weekend in Vail, the first real weekend of the summer, with temperatures that nearly make you wish for the...

How to get a name like Snorkel

More people have traveled to space than have completed the “Triple Crown” of hiking, the cumulative mileage of all three of the U.S.’s premiere...

An odyssey remembered

"My friends, welcome to Lesbos — now you are going to Moria.” The blue bus with iron grates on its windows sits perched on a...

Misery in slow motion

I met Mannan on my last day in Athens. He was sitting with his mom and a friend at a plastic table in a nondescript...

Exploring South Africa

Africa is the adventurer’s dream, but getting started on an African adventure can be daunting. Africa is a large continent with 54 countries, large and...

A part of it forever

On May 20, climber Jeff Lowe, triathlete Colleen Cannon, distance-runner Arturo Barrios, and BolderBoulder founder Steve Bosley will all be inducted into the Boulder...

Nature’s already cool

A giant picture of a 9-year-old kid is projected onto the east wall of Denver’s flagship REI. He’s wearing a backwards hat, a popped...

A pilgrimage of transformation

Deep in the summer of 2008, Chandi Wyant was in the middle of a divorce when her appendix ruptured. She was also in the...

The independence of it

A few years ago, Jennifer Pyjas slipped into a coma after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant. It took a year in the hospital, but Pyjas recovered...

Transformed by the sea

Twelve minutes and thirty-eight seconds into Patagonia’s new film Fishpeople, you’re underwater in Tahiti, looking up at one of the world’s most powerful waves...
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