Ethan Green is a busy man. He’s got a day full of meetings, a major fundraising bash has just wrapped up, there’s a storm coming to the high country — plus he wants to go skiing and check out Colorado’s high country, and avalanche season is in full swing.
Greenland rock is some of the oldest on planet Earth, estimated at 3.8 billion years old. It is solid, beautifully sculpted and virtually untouched. For Lizzy Scully, the opportunity to climb in this remote and primitive place represented the culmination of 20 years of technical rock climbing.
Years ago, I was eating at McDonald’s in a Florence, Italy, train station when I spotted three tall men in American football jerseys. I was glad to see some compatriots, so I went over and struck up a conversation.
When the Bolivian government passed a law banning animals from performing in circus acts, the legislation was a huge step forward for animal rights activists. But it also presented a problem for the Bolivian government.
Colorado native Tate Zandstra has chased martial arts training and reporting as far as Brazil, to study Jiu Jitsu, and Thailand, to study Muay Thai, so it comes as no surprise, really, that when a Burmese maid in Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, started telling him about a Burmese style of boxing, he’d follow that lead wherever it took him.
Nothing compares to the experience of being in the mountains at altitude, taking in the views, breathing crisp, clean air, hearing the first bubble of a stream at its nascent spring and seeing the tundra climate shrink our world down to miniature — tiny flowers, tiny shrubs, tiny pikas running among them. It’s priceless.
Only a few weeks into a two-year Peace Corps program, Boulder native J. Grigsby Crawford received a text from his host that read, “Turn off your light and go to sleep. It’s very important that you stay quiet and don’t leave your room.” Outside the house were men in ski masks with guns. They wanted to kidnap Crawford.
As the whistle sounds at Valmont Park during the 2013 Boulder Cup, hundreds of cyclocross racers will sprint all out, jockeying for position in one of the most dangerous starts in competitive racing sports.
If you want to get to know an ultrarunner, it takes more than spending a mile in his shoes. In fact, forget the shoes. Spend miles alongside him everywhere from the rolling asphalt of roads in farm country Nebraska to the foothills he frequents in training runs to the high, snowy peaks he revisits and explores in varying conditions.