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Thursday, April 11,2013

Rock climber, base jumper Steph Davis: Flying fearless

Utah woman's new book charts her story connecting rock climbing and base jumping

By Elizabeth Miller
Even after hundreds of skydives and base jumps, Steph Davis says, stepping to the edge of that cliff still brings up a bubble of fear.
Friday, April 5,2013

Racing across India

Three adventurists set out to test their wits and courage

By Cayte Bosler
“If a skinny girl like you is going, then I have to do this,” Jeff McKinnon says over beers.
Thursday, April 4,2013

Gliding over Ghana

Boulder digital designer shares passion for flight

By Erica Lindberg
It’s a lot like that dream you had as a kid — the dream where you could fly. “I used to love that dream and was always disappointed when I woke up and couldn’t fly,” says Tim Meehan, a freelance digital designer and tandem paraglider pilot based in Boulder.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Finished with a flourish

Cat skiing at Monarch with the Liberty Skis crew leads to meditations and one mutilated ski jacket

By Elizabeth Miller
With each turn of my skis, snow sloughs off the steep chute and cascades down toward the basin below. It’s not enough snow to be frightening, certainly, but enough to feel like I really am off the beaten track. And that, of course, is the point.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard

18-year-old might just be Boulder's first gold medalist in halfpipe skiing

By Tom Winter
If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Women's outdoor adventures: Changing choice

Women and girls outdoors program works to change lives by reshaping decisions

By Elizabeth Miller
On a sunny September afternoon in Vedauwoo, Wyo., Mary Jackson stands addressing a group of six women, drawing three circles in the sand with the toe of her shoe.
Thursday, March 7,2013

'Wild West capitalism' versus wilderness

Controversial Colorado business model tested in Telluride

By Cecelia Gilboy
Thomas Chapman is a Colorado real estate developer who has been called “the most hated man on the Western Slope” by a Telluride realtor quoted in Powder magazine. He’s known for selling properties surrounded by wilderness after threatening to build mansions or subdivisions on them.
Thursday, February 28,2013

A frigid wolf chase

Tracking wolves by dogsled in Saskatchewan

By James Dziezynski
Looking at a map of Saskatchewan, one can’t help but notice the glaring lack of human infrastructure in the northern reaches of the province. Civilization fades out on the map just north of the city of Prince Albert, the last significant outpost before the Canadian prairie blends with the sub-Arctic boreal forest.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Continental drift

‘5 Races, 5 Continents’ explores what motivates ultrarunners, whatever country they call home

By Elizabeth Miller
Somewhere over the more than two years of interviews that went into making 5 Races 5, Continents, which tracks toward the emotional core of trail running, the conversation among the filmmakers and one of their central subjects, Killian Jornet, turned to the growing popularity of the sport.
Thursday, February 14,2013

BIFF 2013: Find, save, copy, paste

'Digital Dharma' tells of one scholar’s work to save thousands of Tibetan texts

By Elizabeth Miller
Imagine a trove of knowledge as vast and extensive as the famous Library of Alexandria, heralded for its archives of literature from antiquity and destroyed in the first centuries of the Common Era — burned, in the best of the legends about its destruction, in a fire that took six months to work through the documents that contained what was then the best and most comprehensive collection of the world’s knowledge.