<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[When work is a labor of love]]> Matt Cudmore always wanted to own a ski shop. The idea struck Cudmore in his time as a ski instructor in Germany. Three years ago, the 32-year-old found himself drinking beers with his neighbor in his garage and threw the idea out there again.]]> <![CDATA[Now Try This: Climbing a 14er]]> <![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[Four runs with the man]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[On the trail to recovery]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Get in step with snowshoeing]]> Inspired by Mother Nature's best adaptations, such as the snowshoe hare's oversized hind feet, humankind developed the first snowshoes roughly 6,000 years ago, and we've been merrily making our oversized tracks in the snow ever since..]]> <![CDATA[The everyman ultrarunner]]> Greg Salvesen, an astrophysics graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder, didn’t compete on his high school track team. His running hobby began in college with a casual exercise routine, generally peaking around eight miles. In 2008, he completed his first half-marathon. After moving to Boulder in 2009, however, Salvesen was quick to discover that there is no reason to stop moving at 13.1 miles, or even close to it.]]> <![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[A world running for a chance to walk again]]> University of Colorado graduate Thomas Cloyd has gone through painstaking changes in his life, both physically and mentally, after a spinal cord injury left him in a wheelchair. The May 4 World Run in Denver, a race organized to raise money for a cure for spinal cord injuries, has prompted Cloyd’s return to his former stomping grounds to do his part to get himself and so many others back on their feet.]]> <![CDATA[Swiss sailing: A bike trip through the Alps, sans Facebook]]> Shunning social media since the beginning of this year has been an interesting experiment, the effects of which are definitely exacerbated by living in the bubble known as Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Rock, Snow, Water, Ice: Glenwood’s Outdoor Options]]> <![CDATA[Powder, paranormal and more: The underrated adventure sports mecca of Glenwood Springs]]> There were ghosts, they told us. Strange bumps and sounds in the night. Lights that turned on and off for no apparent reason. Doors that slammed shut, suddenly and without warning. Things that kept you up at night. We thought about it and then climbed into the deep softness of our bed.]]> <![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[MORE THAN 2-D]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Alone among a billion]]> <![CDATA[‘Drawn’ to create new lines]]> What would you do, if you were a 30-something parent with a career and a mortgage, and still felt the call of the wilderness, not just for weekend camping trips and days at the local crag sport climbing, but to venture into the unknown, to climb...]]> <![CDATA[Savvy skiers know to look for ticket deals now]]> <![CDATA[All guts, no glory]]> As Jason Haas clears off a tabletop littered with fake fruits and vegetables, piling them into a plastic shopping cart that barely reaches his knees to the sounds of his giggling son shuffling across the kitchen, the mountaintop solitude that defined his life 15 years ago seems far off. Now a full-time math teacher with a wife and two kids and owner of climbing guidebook publisher Fixed Pin Publishing, Haas is juggling his priorities. Anchored to the delicate balance between the responsibilities of a husband and father and the call of the mountains, Haas has started planning ways to find the adventure and introspection climbing offers him a little closer to home, and he’s setting out to help others do the same.]]> <![CDATA[A home out of doors]]> Norie Kizaki’s origin story is atypical for a Boulderbased skiing and rock climbing guide. She was raised in a rural Japanese Buddhist monastery — and if you’re picturing an idyllic gabled temple tucked in amongst rocks and gardens, Google “Nata-dera” and you won’t be disappointed.]]> <![CDATA[Carbon-offset commuting]]> I love to ski. I’m concerned about climate change. And I have an old car with nearly 200,000 miles on it. What do these three things have in common? Not much — except that they are all related to a goal I set in March to commute by bike this summer the equivalent number of miles that I drove to go skiing last winter.]]>