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Thursday, September 6,2012

Sleepers at altitude

Colorado mountain climbing team talks about camping on the summit of all the 14ers

By Elizabeth Miller
After weathering tent pole-breaking winds and a mostly sleepless night at 14,443 feet on the summit of Mount Elbert, Jon Kedrowski and Chris Tomer awoke to an idea: Could they sleep on the summits of every 14er in the state?
Thursday, September 6,2012

Diving in to the unclimbed

Film on the Sharks Fin first ascent screens at Reel Rock 7

By Elizabeth Miller
One look at the Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru and it’s not hard to see how the arrowhead feature could dig into a climber’s mind.
Thursday, August 30,2012

K2s deadliest day: The Sherpa perspective

By Jason Zasky
"Among mountaineers Sherpas hold nearly mythical status. They have this seemingly superhuman ability to perform incredible climbing feats,” relates Peter Zuckerman, coauthor of Buried in the Sky.
Wednesday, August 29,2012

2012 vote will have huge impact on environment, wild places

The 2012 election isn't just about the economy or gay rights or the other issues that dominate the headlines, writes Vanessa Kritzer of the League of Conservation Voters.
Wednesday, August 29,2012

Two dead of hantavirus in Yosemite

A second death has been linked to an outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park, park officials announced, as roughly 1,700 people were exposed to the virus. There are two other confirmed cases.
Tuesday, August 28,2012

In failed long-distance swim, jellyfish stings trumped technology

Diana Nyad, a 64-year-old distance swimmer attempting to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys, called it quits last week partway through her journey, citing "extreme exhaustion." She could just as well have cited jellyfish stings.
Monday, August 27,2012

Lance Armstrong returns to cycling, runs Aspen mountain race

In his first public appearance since quitting his battle against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong rode in the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 25, placing second.
Monday, August 27,2012

South African shot, robbed while kayaking Amazon

A South African expeditionist was shot multiple times Aug. 26 in the arm and neck while trying to navigate from the source of the Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean.
Sunday, August 26,2012

Christian Vande Velde wins USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Time trial in Denver decides cycling champion

By Elizabeth Miller
Without ever ranking higher in a single stage than the second place he took to Tejay Van Garderen in Stage Two, Christian Vande Velde turned up the speed in the time trial finish to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Sunday afternoon, and won himself the race.
Saturday, August 25,2012

Levi Leipheimer jumps ahead to take lead in Pro Cycling Challenge

By Elizabeth Miller
Last year’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge winner, Levi Leipheimer, surged ahead up Flagstaff Mountain to take the lead in this year’s race. He was still pushing hard across the finish line, and smiling once he crossed it.