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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.
Thursday, May 24,2012

Come for the fish, stay for the people

Filmmaker floats 550-mile stretch of Yellowstone River

By Elizabeth Miller
Before setting off in August 2011 to float for 31 days down the longest undammed river in the lower 48, filmmaker Hunter Weeks had spent just a little time rafting the Arkansas. It had been 10 years since he’d caught a fish.
Wednesday, May 23,2012

Everest Death Toll Climbs to 11

After communications with a camp on the North Side of Everest, Alan Arnette has upped the fatalities for the 2012 season to 11. The climbing blogger recently conducted a phone interview with Jamie McGuinness of Project Himalaya. The details of the two confirmed deaths, and one presumed death, are listed below.
Friday, May 18,2012

New Routes for Top Colorado Climbing Area Unanimously Rejected

Climbers in Colorado seemingly botched an opportunity for access to more routes in Rifle. Some of the finest — and hardest — limestone routes in North America are located in Rifle Mountain Park, which features 200 bolted sport routes, few rated below 5.10, with average grades more like 5.12. But a move submitted to the Colorado Division of Wildlife this past fall by the Rifle Climbers Coalition (RCC), with backing from the Access Fund, to expand routes in the area has just been rejected unanimously by a 14-member panel of the state wildlife commission.
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