<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Covering higher ground]]> In 2010, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Eric Weihenmayer’s ascent of Mount Everest as the only blind man to climb the world’s tallest mountain, the same team who went with him reassembled to do a commemorative trip.]]> <![CDATA[Finished with a flourish]]> With each turn of my skis, snow sloughs off the steep chute and cascades down toward the basin below. It’s not enough snow to be frightening, certainly, but enough to feel like I really am off the beaten track. And that, of course, is the point.]]> <![CDATA[Vail Resorts digitalizes the mountain with EpicMix]]> EpicMix, created by Vail Resorts, is an application that seamlessly tracks days on the mountain and vertical feet accumulated over the season, and awards pins for the accomplishments skiers and snowboarders achieve while they're riding. It debuted at Keystone Ski Resort on opening day.]]> <![CDATA[How I Nearly Killed My Father on Tenaya Canyon]]> The sign read, “Tenaya Canyon is extremely dangerous. Many have lost their lives in the attempt.” Thus warned, my 78-year-old dad was set to hike and rappel through it. And I had agreed to join him.]]> <![CDATA[Winning without the battle]]> <![CDATA[In failed long-distance swim, jellyfish stings trumped technology]]> Diana Nyad, a 64-year-old distance swimmer attempting to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys, called it quits last week partway through her journey, citing "extreme exhaustion." She could just as well have cited jellyfish stings.]]> <![CDATA[Riding for a lifeline]]> You do not look like a person who has just biked over 100 kilometers,” Jan “Jano” Rohac of Greenways Travel Club told me, very matter-of-factly, in his thick Slovakian accent as I entered the Grand Hotel Matej in Banská tiavnica, Slovakia, after sunset.]]> <![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[Finding the flow]]> What defines a flow trail? Let’s think back to the halcyon days of a kid’s summer, dripping popsicles, scabbed knees and all. Remember the big hill in your neighborhood where the local tough guys and girls built milk-crate jumps and effortlessly aired in banana-seat high style?]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor Tech Evolution]]> Film photography seems so quaint in this age of rapidly evolving technology, though the nostalgic charm is somewhat diminished as I flip through photo after photo. There we are, my friends and I, with eyes closed on the summits of mountains or with big fat thumbs obscuring an otherwise stunning sunset.]]> <![CDATA[Schooled in snow]]> The state is known as “Ski Country USA.” It’s a place of rugged peaks, high mountains and snowy winters. So, if you’re a skier looking for a place to get educated, it’s no surprise that going to an institute of higher education in the Centennial state might be high on your list.]]> <![CDATA[The USA Pro Challenge: A most beloved race]]> For 128 of the world’s best cyclists, the time has come once more to turn their wheels toward Colorado with one intention in mind: to suffer.]]> <![CDATA[These teardrop trailers will make you smile]]> Having purchased a set of plans, he rented a cramped, dingy storeroom off Pearl Street and set about fabricating his own trailer, but he quickly found he needed an extra set of hands. His thoughts turned to David.]]> <![CDATA[Aspen, Jackson Hole, Alta, Squaw Valley announce combined ski pass]]> Colorado's Aspen/Snowmass ski resort has teamed with resorts across the West to offer a pass to skiers and snowboarders for the 2012-2013 ski season.]]> <![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[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[Where there’s a cause, there’s a runner]]> While it’s 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 year’s 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[Warriors in the wilderness]]> If the shocks in his prosthetic arm would reload faster, Marc Dervaes could spend all his evenings doing one-armed pushups. After losing his right arm just above the elbow in combat, Dervaes had a replacement prosthetic built with a set of shocks like those on a mountain bike. He wanted to go kayaking again.]]> <![CDATA[This is your brain. This is your brain at altitude.]]> In addition to completing personal mountaineering goals this climbing season, Moniz says he hopes to gain a deeper grasp of the impacts his mountain travels have had on his brain, and he is working with a team of brain scientists to study his brain.]]> <![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.]]>