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Thursday, November 15,2012

Success by The Book

By Tom Winter
The Book is a result of sweat. Of struggle. Of pain and mishap and, ultimately, of success. The Book is, says Palmer Hoyt, “how I learned how to ski again.”
Thursday, November 8,2012

Falling in love with Bhutan

Boulder resident Clyda Stafford recounts her recent trip to the captivating Bhutan

By Alyssa Hurst
Bhutan is not an easy place to get to, or to get around in. Just getting to Bhutan costs a small fortune, but for Clyda Stafford, the price was worth it.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Many close calls later

Mountaineer and author Simon Yates is still chasing first ascents

By Tate Zandstra
"It was a miracle really, that neither of us were killed,” says Simon Yates. “We were in this really narrow couloir on Makron Chhish, myself and another guy, when just a massive amount of rockfall started coming down.”
Thursday, October 25,2012

´Choose Your Adventure´ is a globe-trotting character study with plenty of action

The eighth film from Powderwhore Productions offers a wide range of stories from the back of beyond

By Stephen Kasica
Choose Your Adventure, the latest release from Wasatch-based Powderwhore Productions, is a skiing variety show.
Thursday, October 18,2012

Ultra-Cameron: CU-Boulder runner dives into ultramarathons

By Stephen Kasica
Before dawn on Sept. 15, more than 25 runners were missing from the sixth annual Run Rabbit Run 50 Mile’s starting line in Steamboat Springs. By the time the final runner finished at 10:20 p.m., many more would have wished they had also just slept in that morning.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Boulder writer James Dziezynski spills on his summits, secret and otherwise

By Elizabeth Miller
In the early 2000s, Boulder Weekly sent freelance writer James Dziezynski out to research a series of stories on great, little-known places to hike around town.
Thursday, October 4,2012

Tall tales

Festival's films explore the nature of adventure

By Elizabeth Miller
Not every journey ends in an exclamation point. When Matt Segal, Eric Decaria and John Dickey went to Kyrgyzstan to climb its massive, granite walls, they didn’t go to set up a new route or pioneer a new area. But they took video cameras anyway, and filmed what they did do.
Thursday, September 27,2012

The high life for M. John Fayhee

Mountain man (finally) does some research

By Jefferson Dodge
Even if you are fluent in mountain-speak and can list all of the state’s 14ers in under a minute, grizzled high-country scribe M. John Fayhee has a book for you. Actually, two.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Man gone wild

Primitive skills could save your life — and open your eyes

By Elizabeth Miller
One week in fall several years ago, Douglas Hill went into the woods. What came out of the woods was a different man.
Thursday, September 20,2012

Can you have the Wild West and your blueberry mojitos, too?

Upscale Moab weekend shines light on old Western divide

By Elizabeth Miller
Erin and I are off itinerary. It’s after 1:30 p.m. when we look up at the clock in the WabiSabi thrift store in downtown Moab and realize we’ve missed our lunch reservation by an hour.