<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[At peace at 14,000 feet]]> Some climbers are content with reaching one summit. Others aren't satisfied until they've been atop them all. Those veteran climbers remain an elite group. And they have stories to tell.]]> <![CDATA[Into the Earth]]> The hike started innocently enough: a well-trodden trail from a Utah campground near the small ski resort of Brianhead. Soon, though, we left the trail and started bushwhacking up a steep ridge. The terrain was rough.]]> <![CDATA[One runner's high: 'In the High Country' at Adventure Film Festival]]> If you want to get to know an ultrarunner, it takes more than spending a mile in his shoes. In fact, forget the shoes. Spend miles alongside him everywhere from the rolling asphalt of roads in farm country Nebraska to the foothills he frequents in training runs to the high, snowy peaks he revisits and explores in varying conditions.]]> <![CDATA[Shoulder season adventures]]> By the time this article goes to print, the streets of Boulder will likely be buried in a wet slurry of dirty snow, and the high country will be harvesting its snowpack foundation for the winter ahead. For those seeking outdoors adventures, the time between late October and January can feel like something of a dead zone.]]> <![CDATA[10 reasons to visit a small ski hill]]> <![CDATA[Feeling the burn]]> Curnow’s lonely existence, on the fringes of civilization, is the stuff that dreams — or nightmares — are made of. It was an existence born from the terrible flames of summer — a vain attempt by humans to stop the fires that sweep through the West every year, denuding mountainsides and turning the sunsets red as blood.]]> <![CDATA[Sky’s the limit for local all-women bike ride]]> Boulder is filled with cyclists. And they ride all sorts of two-wheeled contraptions. But when it comes to competitive cycling, or hitting the road for 50 miles or so, getting up and rolling on two wheels can be intimidating..]]> <![CDATA[Running Wild]]> That%uFFFDs the Wild West Relay race in a nutshell. Pain, suffering and blisters are guaranteed, new shoes after the race are optional. The pain is made easier by the fact that the Wild West is a relay. That means that you%uFFFDll get some sleep. You%uFFFDll be able to share your suffering with others.]]> <![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[Alone among a billion]]> <![CDATA[One stage remains after Sagan takes Fort Collins]]> A few jerseys have already been won in this year’s USA Pro Challenge. But the yellow jersey isn’t one of them.]]> <![CDATA[‘New Alpinism’ promotes cross training regimen for climbing success]]> Steve House was seeking a better way to train after he was forced to turn back during his attempt at Pakistan’s Masherbrum, a 25,659-foot peak, in 2003. He’d had overtrained for the climb, according to Scott Johnston, who stepped in to provide some advice.]]> <![CDATA[Still recovering, Lyons proud to host 13th Outdoor Games]]> Although Cordova moved to California seven years ago to better his career in BMX, he still has plenty of family in and around Longmont. The homecoming, which the Lyons Outdoor Games’ yearly invite provides Cordova, makes the competition especially significant to the local icon.]]> <![CDATA[Exploring the depths of the unknown]]> When world-renowned ocean explorer Robert Ballard undertook a mission to find the wreckage of RMS Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in April 1912, that story was actually a cover operation. In truth, Ballard says, he was on a series of highly classified military missions to find U.]]> <![CDATA[History re-made]]> At 27,000 feet, Amelia Rose Earhart was soaring over Howland Island, the intended destination of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart, when she used a small handheld GPS device to tweet the names of the young women who were set to receive flight-training scholarships from her own aviation non-profit organization, the Fly With Amelia Foundation.]]> <![CDATA[Rock, Snow, Water, Ice: Glenwood’s Outdoor Options]]> <![CDATA[The traveler’s mindset]]> 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.]]> <![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[Did Lance Try to Fly Under the Radar?]]> Seven-time Tour de France champ and cancer activist Lance Armstrong is back in the news, but not for great physical feats.]]> <![CDATA[Bode Miller Launches New Adaptive Ski]]> Fresh off a 5th place finish in Bormio, Italy, last week, Bode Miller now stands atop the World Cup downhill standings. But what most people don’t know is that Miller is also currently leading the revolution in adaptive ski technology.]]>