Top Articles from Adventure
Thursday, February 27,2014
Colorado ski mountaineer sets sights on skiing the ‘Alaska Family’
Anton Sponar, who spends his summers guiding in Chile, has mapped out a plan to spend the early summer in Alaska, working on the trio of peaks called the “Alaska Family,” Mount McKinley, Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter, over a six-week period.
Thursday, February 20,2014
Banff film tour brings a little agony, and a lot of visual fun
“The two of us have never done a bike tour and we thought it would be pretty cool to do a bike tour, we’re pretty good friends, we’ve traveled a lot, and, you know, it’s all culminated in the worst trip of our lives,” Honnold says in the film trailer.
Thursday, February 13,2014
Two films recall the history and renew the inspiration of the Himalayas
Two film’s at this year’s Boulder International Film Festival, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 and Keeper of the Mountains, deliver the stories of people who went to Nepal shortly after it opened to tourists in 1960 to pursue its Himalayan peaks.
Thursday, February 6,2014
We came, we got overwhelmed, we learned some new things
Boulder Weekly had a staffer who was flitting in and out among the booths of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, scoping out some of the latest in outdoor gear for the coming season. Here are a few products that caught some attention
Thursday, January 30,2014
Bike racing on gravel roads is gaining traction
Not far out of the gates of the “Central Iowa Rock Road Endurance Metric” (or CIRREM, as it’s known in gravel circles), riders started going down on the dirt road in the middle of Iowa. A big guy on my left spilled hard and almost took me out. Another one up front went over and slammed his helmet into the ground.
Thursday, January 23,2014
Most of Boulder’s trails re-opened after floods, some still being rebuilt
A handful of the hardest-hit sections remain closed as OSMP staff works on plans to revive the damaged trails. The popular Royal Arch Trail was fundamentally destroyed, though the famous natural stone arch at its southern terminus was undamaged.
Thursday, January 16,2014
How one organization redefines the way we conserve species
Canadian-American novelist Deni Béchard, a recent resident of Breckenridge, has written two award-winning books and explored more than 50 countries. When he heard bonobos, our closest living relative alongside chimpanzees, are going extinct, he set out for the Congo to turn his writing abilities to examining the sole country where bonobos exist.
Thursday, January 9,2014
Joel Bettner’s Denali mission
The weather on Denali can be beautiful, with calm days and warm sunshine. However, it’s more likely that those who challenge the mountain will face howling winds, impressive snowfall and bitter cold
Thursday, January 2,2014
Vail’s top dog talks powder, work opportunities and why he still gets pumped every fall
Chris Jarnot skis like you’d expect someone who has spent nearly all of his adult life working in the ski industry does: fast, fluid, no bobbles or unnecessary movements, legs together, turns carved.
Thursday, December 26,2013
Local climber prepping to demo the often-overlooked sport of ice climbing at Sochi Olympics
In late August, Aaron Montgomery received some big news via email. The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, or UIAA, had officially selected him as an athlete to demonstrate ice climbing to the world during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.