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Thursday, October 2,2014

Rising above Rio

Film shows kids from favelas climbing away from gangs, drugs

By Elizabeth Miller
From one of the largest slums in Rio de Janiero, a twin set of granite cones, called the Two Brothers, rises a thousand feet toward the sky. The favela — the slum — below creeps up the hillside until the cliffs become too steep for houses and instead make a place for some of Brazil’s world class climbs.
Thursday, October 2,2014

The traveler’s mindset

Boulder resident will encourage the public at TEDx to get a passport and embrace fear and discomfort in the everyday

By Cassie Moore
There is a rumor (online, at least) that Europeans scoff at the low number of Americans who hold passports. As the joke goes, Americans are world-fearing, isolated workaholics who would prefer to squeeze in an extra 15 hours of work a week than vacation for five weeks in Tuscany.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Something good from war

Learn about the men who made Colorado skiing great

By Hudson Lindenberger
The 10th Mountain Division was an integral player in the rapid development of the Colorado ski industry during the second half of the 20th century. Some would argue it was the most important part. The veterans of the famous division were involved in the founding of Vail (Pete Seibert), Breckenridge (Bill Rounds) and Aspen (Friedl Pfeifer), as well as other related projects like Skiing Magazine (Dick Wilson), and the National Outdoor Leadership School (Paul Petzoldt).
Thursday, September 18,2014

Mushroom hunter

Wild foraging is a growing pastime but it should be done carefully

By Cassie Moore
We are in a mixed pine and aspen forest at about 8,000 feet. We walk slowly, scanning the ground for signs of the golden fungus we intend to pile high in our wicker basket. We have seen everything we don’t want — russulas, puffballs and trash.
Thursday, September 11,2014

‘Days of My Youth’ explores the bliss of freeskiing

By Michael J. Casey
For a Coloradan, it’s a very familiar sight: skiers perched atop the mountain, staring health, down the crest, ready to launch into the abyss.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Ride, run and, above all, race

Boulder Cup cyclocross comes to Valmont Bike Park

By Elizabeth Miller
Hour-long cyclocross races are held on technical, hilly circuits and demand a high level of bike handling skill and physical fitness.
Thursday, September 4,2014

The sport of knaves

Polo for the people

By Josh Gross
The attire is sun hats, plaid shirts and jeans. A line of pickups and Suburus are backed up to the field so people can tailgate. Two girls drive by in a John Deere golf cart shouting “Beer?” as a pit bull trots alongside nipping at the wheels. The teams on the field are delineated as red versus blue.
Thursday, September 4,2014


Half a century of climbing comes to life in Sender Films’ ‘Valley Uprising’

By Elizabeth Miller
No question, the overarching goal of telling the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley in a single film must have been daunting. This year, Sender Films is using the Reel Rock Film Tour, with its round-the-world schedule that includes hundreds of stops, to showcase.
Thursday, August 28,2014

A bolt out of the blue

Lightning strikes ahead of the storm at Vedauwoo

By Elizabeth Miller
When she made the choice to call climbing to an end that day at Vedauwoo, a rock climbing area in southern Wyoming, Emily Isaacs was making what she saw as a conservative call on safety. Most of the 12- to 13-year-old girls on The Women’s Wilderness Institute trip she was working as a rock tech for had climbed by lunch, and while they were eating, Isaacs, a wilderness therapist and professional rock climbing guide, started to see the traces of a storm on the horizon.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Pedal on up

The next generation of cyclists brings a wave of change to the sport, ushered in by some of those lost in the middle

By Elizabeth Miller
At the end of the cycling season a year after Timmy Duggan rode on the U.S. Olympic cycling team, he chose to retire. He was just 31 years old and on the edge of what could have been his best cycling years.