<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Keystone for kids]]> I'll confess that in the four years and four ski seasons since my son was born I have been torn; I could either log major time in magic-carpet land or focus on my own skiing.]]> <![CDATA[Looking away from the past: 'Duk County' at Adventure Film Festival]]> Jordan Campbell’s journey to South Sudan, and the film documenting the volunteer work of eye doctors from the U.S. there, started far across the globe in Tibet.]]> <![CDATA[Racing across India]]> “If a skinny girl like you is going, then I have to do this,” Jeff McKinnon says over beers.]]> <![CDATA[Landlocked: The agony and opportunity of being a surfer in Colorado]]> Water covers 71 percent of the planet’s surface. You wouldn’t know this living in Boulder. In the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder has some water, but despite Boulder Creek and the reservoir, Boulder is landlocked. And for local surfers Dan Richardson and Sean Barry, that’s the biggest drawback of living here.]]> <![CDATA[Elite field set to compete in Boulder Cup Cyclocross]]> As the whistle sounds at Valmont Park during the 2013 Boulder Cup, hundreds of cyclocross racers will sprint all out, jockeying for position in one of the most dangerous starts in competitive racing sports.]]> <![CDATA[Come for the fish, stay for the people]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Rogerís River Run]]> A post-birthday party invite to Cuba Cuba in Denver was supremely tempting the night before Rogerís River Run in Longmont, which occurred on a hot Saturday morning this month.]]> <![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[Tales from the Trails]]> Have you ever held a position, even if it was only for a short period of time -- even just for a few hours -- that caused you to say to yourself, "I can't believe I'm actually doing this?" I have. Couple of times in fact.]]> <![CDATA[Racing to save bonobos]]> Canadian-American novelist Deni Bťchard, 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.]]> <![CDATA[Tom Danielson grabs win in USA Pro Challenge stage 3]]> Tom Danielson declared Tuesday night that he was glad to have the climb to Mt. Crested Butte behind him and to “move on to the parts of the race I like the most.”]]> <![CDATA[Where thereís a cause, thereís a runner]]> While itís too late to get involved with the Wild West Relay this year, you can ink in the event for next year. Learn more at wildwestrelay. com, where you can also sign up as a runner or team for next yearís event, see course maps and descriptions and learn more about how to get involved with both racing or volunteering via Volunteers For A Cause.]]> <![CDATA[Denver resident continues search for her father, who went missing in Panama]]> The texture of Panama is changing once again, and as it shifts, an increasing number of reports of foreigners missing or murdered have been coming from the country. And in June, Bob Ehlert stopped returning calls and emails.]]> <![CDATA[Planking into the record books]]> Gabi Ury looks, acts, and talks like your typical high school sophomore — sure, at four feet eight inches tall, Ury may not be at the head of her class in terms of height — but the lifelong Boulder resident is on the verge accomplishing something very few can say they have: becoming a Guinness World Record holder. She’s tackling that challenge despite facing significant medical issues that required over a dozen major surgeries throughout childhood.]]> <![CDATA[Made for this]]> Joe Jensen has a habit of taking a joke to its limits — that’s how he’s ended up running for president, making his first SCUBA dive ever in a shark tank, claiming entries in the Guinness Book of World Records for most rounds of disc golf played in 24 hours, running a marathon and climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states.]]> <![CDATA[Deep space climb]]> There are mountains and cliffs that stand taller than Everest, boulders the size of buildings and craters miles deep that have yet to be climbed. This is the stuff of climbers' wet dreams, and they all exist on other planets..]]> <![CDATA[Getting wet]]> Blame it on Boulder. At least that’s where author, adventurer and Boulder native Eugene Buchanan lays responsibility for an interesting, eclectic life that has taken him around the globe in search of steep rapids on remote rivers and some not so steep and rapid.]]> <![CDATA[How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest?]]> How much does it cost to climb Everest? This is probably the most popular question I get asked. The short answer is the price of a a car. The long answer is that it's personal decision that depends on several factors.]]> <![CDATA[Passing fancy]]> Any good quest needs a tempting checklist. The standard amongst those who have taken a shine to pass bagging is to go for all the mountain passes over 12,000 feet. Colorado has 129 officially named passes that meet this criteria. Two passes are located on private, inaccessible property (Culebra and Whiskey Passes) so for legal intents that leaves 127.]]> <![CDATA[Dancer in the wild]]> High up on the southern side of Bear Peak at the southwestern edge of Boulder, the rock feature known as The Maiden hooks from the ground toward the western horizon. The west, overhanging face became the stage for an unlikely aerial play — a solo aerial dancer.]]>