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Monday, July 9,2012

Michael Ybarra, extreme-sports columnist for WSJ, killed in Sierra

The Wall Street Journal posted today (July 4) that its extreme-sports columnist, the 45-year-old freelance writer and climber Michael Ybarra, has died in a fall on the Sawtooth Ridge near Yosemite, according to his sister. Suzanne Ybarra posted the news upon conclusion of a helicopter search instigated when Michael was overdue from the solo endeavor. He had set out on the alpine Sawtooth Ridge Traverse early Saturday and intended to be back by Sunday evening at the latest.
Thursday, July 5,2012

Warriors in the wilderness

Programs get veterans outdoors to rebuild connections, coping mechanisms

By Elizabeth Miller
If the shocks in his prosthetic arm would reload faster, Marc Dervaes could spend all his evenings doing one-armed pushups. After losing his right arm just above the elbow in combat, Dervaes had a replacement prosthetic built with a set of shocks like those on a mountain bike. He wanted to go kayaking again.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Alex Willie named to USA World Cup Cycling Team

By Tom Winter
Alex Willie’s road to the 2012 Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang-Saalfelden, Austria, just got a lot smoother. The 17-year-old cyclist, who was profiled in the May 31 issue of Boulder Weekly, has just been named to the elite United States World Cup Cycling Team as a downhill racer.
Thursday, June 28,2012

Where there’s fire, there’s smoke

Tips for keeping safe and active with haze in the air

By Travis Mannon
Many Boulder residents rely on the beautiful and abundant outdoors to keep physically fit and mentally sound. But when we look out our windows and see a pillar of smoke rising from behind the Flatirons, we may consider alternative ways to stay in shape.
Monday, June 25,2012

Ranger Dies During Rescue On Rainier

A park ranger died during a rescue yesterday on Mt. Rainier, a 14,410-foot glacier-coated volcano in Washington State that attracts thousands of climbers each year.
Thursday, June 21,2012

Climbing for a cure

Climb4Life supports cancer research

By Hadley Vandiver
This Saturday, many people will rock climb, hike and walk around in the beautiful Colorado sunshine. But some of them will do so in support of ovarian cancer research with the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation’s Climb4Life Colorado.
Thursday, June 21,2012

Riding the turkey boat

By Michael Callahan
We left Vail just before 7 a.m. for the hour ride to the No Name exit in Glenwood Canyon. Stunning vistas and curving turns threatened to lull me back to sleep until Swanson, raft guide trainee and the person I had secretly put in charge of resuscitating me if I ended up swallowing copious amounts of mountain runoff, murmured, “That’s where we’ll be rafting today … right down there.”
Monday, June 18,2012

Four Climbers Presumed Dead in Avalanche

An avalanche on Mt. McKinley's West Buttress during the early morning hours of June 14, 2012 is presumed to have claimed the lives of four Japanese climbers. The five-member Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation (MWAF) expedition was descending Motorcycle Hill near 11,800-feet at 2:00 am Thursday morning when an avalanche swept them all downhill. The five were travelling as one rope team, although the rope broke during the avalanche.
Friday, June 15,2012

Did Lance Try to Fly Under the Radar?

Some experts think that the seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong may have tried to game the system for too long.

Seven-time Tour de France champ and cancer activist Lance Armstrong is back in the news, but not for great physical feats.
Thursday, June 14,2012

This is your brain. This is your brain at altitude.

Back-to-back summits and brain scans to complement high altitude neurological studies

By Ross Fraser
In addition to completing personal mountaineering goals this climbing season, Moniz says he hopes to gain a deeper grasp of the impacts his mountain travels have had on his brain, and he is working with a team of brain scientists to study his brain.
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