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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.
Wednesday, June 13,2012

Olympic Torch to Zipline Across River

Ever since Olympic basketball gold medalist Sergei Belov's memorable torch run in 1980 at the Moscow Games where he appeared to run over the heads of athletes into Central Lenin Stadium, lighting the Olympic Cauldron has become one of the most anticipated events of the Opening Ceremonies. We've seen the fire lit via bow and flaming arrow (Barcelona, 1992), and from a pool of water (Sydney, 2000).
Thursday, June 7,2012

Eat & Run

Scott Jurek on his career as a record-setting ultrarunner and the vegan diet that fueled it

By Elizabeth Miller
Scott Jurek lopes down the road before taking a seat at a table outside Boxcar Coffee on Pearl Street. He sips water while talking about what he eats, how he runs ultramarathons and his new book about both.
Thursday, May 31,2012

The future is all down

Life is looking up for mountain bike racer Alex Willie

By Tom Winter
Alex Willie might just be the best bike racer you’ve never heard of. He’s fast, damn fast, and he’s headed for the big time, with sponsorships from some of the best brands in cycling.
Tuesday, May 29,2012

Everest Climb Successful, Despite Crowds, Unrelenting Winds

"Well, we did it." Speaking from the slopes of Everest, a tired Mark Jenkins reported success Friday after climbing the world's tallest peak with a National Geographic-The North Face expedition.
Friday, May 25,2012

Everest Overcrowding: Can It Be Fixed?

In the quest to explain why four climbers died on one of Mt. Everest's deadliest days ever, much attention has gone to overcrowding on the 29,035-foot peak.
Friday, May 25,2012

Kayaking memories on the White Salmon River

I almost missed my chance to kayak the White Salmon River before it changed forever. After dropping off the kids at school, packing, making last-minute phone calls and sending last-minute emails, I left the house an hour later than planned. With a five-hour drive and only the afternoon of a late October day ahead of me, I had almost given up on the idea of paddling before my trip even started.