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Thursday, August 16,2012

One stage to rule them all

USA Pro Cycling Challenge brings the competition home for Boulder cyclists

By Elizabeth Miller
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will spend a week pitting cyclist against cyclist for top rank in a race that claims to be one of the world’s toughest. But when the bike tires turn toward Boulder on Aug. 25 for the last stage of racing before the final time trial in Denver, the race will become personal for a few of its riders.
Tuesday, August 14,2012

Ready to start thinking about ski season?

By Elizabeth Miller
Because it’s never too early to start dreaming about powder, Colorado Ski Country USA’s Gems Card for the 2012/13 season has gone on pre-order.
Tuesday, August 14,2012

Climbing as an Olympic sport?

A conversation with adventurer extraordinaire John Long

In part one of my series of free-ranging conversations with adventurer extraordinaire John Long, we discussed free soloing—the amazing form of climbing that doesn’t involve ropes, and that Largo (as Long is also known) himself helped to popularize as a teenager climbing in California in the early 1970s. Now, with the Games of the XXX Olympiad well-underway in London, I thought I’d take up for our second chat the question: Should climbing be an Olympic sport?
Monday, August 13,2012

Water tested

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon takes on some of the boldest open-water crossings of all time

What do you call a guy with no arms and no legs swimming across the English Channel? Philippe Croizon.
Friday, August 10,2012

Outdoor industry threatens Utah over enviro policy

At the just-concluded Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake, the multibillion dollar outdoor industry issued blunt notice to Utah Governor Gary Herbert over the state’s fight to gain control over federal wilderness and BLM land: Be friendlier to the state’s environment and public lands or we’ll take the OR show and the millions it pumps into Utah elsewhere.
Thursday, August 9,2012

Undeniable Denali

Climbers recount a journey to North Americas tallest peak

By Tate Zandstra
He looked bizarre, totally out of place, this Pakistani climber in ragged, old mountaineering clothes, alone, shaking our tent while we tried to sleep, asking frantically for a satellite phone,” says University of Colorado alum and Denver-based mountaineer Alex Harz, recounting a night high on a flank of North America’s tallest peak, Denali.
Wednesday, August 8,2012

A bicycle built of cardboard

After an Israeli inventor heard about someone who'd built a canoe out of cardboard, he immediately started thinking of other uses for the cheap, eco-friendly and surprisingly durable material. Specifically, he wanted to build a bicycle.
Tuesday, August 7,2012

Gone with the wind

Last spring, Bear Grylls walked away from one of the sweetest gigs in the adventure world. Was it career suicide? Or a savvy move by a born survivor?

“ONE! TWO! THREE!” And with that, Bear Grylls, Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren, and one unlucky volunteer from the congregation all toss back a handful of worms and maggots. The crowd of some 5,000 inside this Orange County megachurch groans and cheers, followed by an awful moment filled with the miked-up sounds of chewing and swallowing.
Monday, August 6,2012

See CU student's photos of London Olympics

CU journalism student Stephen Kasica is tweeting photos of the London Olympics, where his girlfriend, Shalaya Kipp, is competing in the steeplechase. Below is a "postcard" he wrote for the CU Journalism News Service.
Friday, August 3,2012

The crack machine

As a guide, who guides, I love teaching people the essential skills of crack climbing technique. One thing I have realized is that it’s hard for people to grasp the concept of finger locks, ring locks, hand jams, cups, and the like, especially if they don’t have access to good rock.