<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[In the shadow of Denali]]> In 1967, a joint team of climbers from Colorado and Seattle embarked on a mission to scale the highest point on the continent: 20,323-foot Mount McKinley (also known by its native name Denali). Of the 12 men who set out on the arduous trek to the fabled summit, only five returned alive.]]> <![CDATA[Inside mountaineering]]> Cold, Grand Prize winner at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which arrives in Boulder next week, documents an expedition on Gasherbrum II in the Pakistani Himalayas, the first successful winter ascent of an 8,000-meter (26,246-foot) mountain by an American. It succeeds as an adventure flick, and more so as a powerfully moving self-portrait of the young Boulder-based climber and photographer Cory Richards, who shot the film, which was brilliantly directed and edited by Anson Fogel, who lives in Carbondale.]]> <![CDATA[A lion's share of a rescue]]> When the Bolivian government passed a law banning animals from performing in circus acts, the legislation was a huge step forward for animal rights activists. But it also presented a problem for the Bolivian government.]]> <![CDATA[Traveling with more than good intentions]]> On a visit back to his native country, on a trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Portland State University professor Bishupal Limbu remembers being uncomfortable because of his shoes. They were nice, they were meant for the occasion and the Australians he was trekking with had on similarly fancy boots.]]> <![CDATA[Variety is the spice of life]]> Passes get you access to much more than a single mountain.]]> <![CDATA[High altitude snow-bound]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[This is play. Not work.]]> When Brendan Leonard found the Banff Mountain Film Festival — and Denver’s Paramount Theatre — filled with puffy coat-wearing people cheering to outdoor exploits, he declared, “Yes, these are my people. I found my people. I imagine some people feel that at a Broncos game or whatever, but that was it for me.]]> <![CDATA[High five]]> Let's face it, we’re spoiled. Colorado has some of the best skiing and riding in the world. Witness the fact that while we get to live here, people from all over the world descend upon our winter paradise each season, hoping to get a weeklong taste of what we get to enjoy all winter. They’re here for powder, parties, impeccably groomed runs and nightlife that ranges from the mild to the wild. Come to think of it, that’s why we live here, too.]]> <![CDATA[Depth of anatomy]]> The cadaver is far smaller than I expected. It rests wrapped in green towels, face up on a silver table in a small, uncluttered space. Small incisions separate the skin from the subcutaneous tissue, exposing a yellowish, fatty layer protecting the muscle wall.]]> <![CDATA[SeaWorld sinks deeper]]> Eighth-grade field trips are not usually a cause of ethical dilemmas. But this year at Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, the itinerary was questioned by 13-year-old student Phoebe Goldstein. Every spring the school offers a variety of educational trips to both domestic and international destinations.]]> <![CDATA[Gliding over Ghana]]> It’s a lot like that dream you had as a kid — the dream where you could fly. “I used to love that dream and was always disappointed when I woke up and couldn’t fly,” says Tim Meehan, a freelance digital designer and tandem paraglider pilot based in Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Rising above Rio]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[The Abetone advantage]]> The warm scents of the Mediterranean followed us as we turned inland from Italy’s Mediterranean coast and headed toward the mountains. We could see through the early spring haze that there was snow up there; an unlikely rumor from under the palms that dotted the promenades of the coastal fishing villages.]]> <![CDATA[Engaging the natural brain]]> The winter solstice is here, and the season’s chilly weather has already driven most of Colorado’s flora and fauna to take cover inside. We — and our kids — however, don’t need to be deterred from connecting with the natural world because of the cold weather.]]> <![CDATA[Pedal on up]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Cinematic climbing]]> As if projecting rock climbing routes — the multiple attempts climbers put into mastering a particularly tough route — weren’t enough of a challenge, local filmmaker, artist and rock climber Craig Muderlak has set a goal to visually represent more than the physicality of climbing. He wants to capture the climbing life, and to represent, in his art, that life as a work of art.]]> <![CDATA[Youth movement carries USA Pro Challenge to Front Range]]> Today’s Pro Cycling Challenge saw an early breakaway that held the lead for most of Stage Five's descent to Colorado Springs before losing it in the final circuits through town.]]> <![CDATA[Adapting the backcountry]]> Most everyone who’s snapped on a pair of skis has, at one point or another, found themselves staring down some steep, snow-laden hill, wondering how the hell they’re going to get down it. Now, imagine being at the top of that same hill, only you don’t have a pair of skis, you only have one.]]> <![CDATA[Climbing Colorado’s couloirs]]> Couloirs offer an exciting option for ascending many mountains that come with a certain level of risk. It is vital to have the ability to read snowpack and determine the avasee.]]> <![CDATA[Power up your workouts]]>