<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Fear is part of the fun of catching air]]> Ever since Icarus launched his illadvised flight to doom, man has attempted to fly. It is one of the most primal of all instincts. Fortunately, it’s one that every skier and snowboarder can indulge in frequently here in Colorado. And, with an abundance of soft, snowy landings, we don’t have to pull an Icarus on the re-entry.]]> <![CDATA[Five Summertime Secrets]]> With the summer solstice in our rearview mirror and the hottest days of July ahead of us, it’s time to take advantage of the wealth of outdoor and other cultural activities that Boulder offers.]]> <![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[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[Snow wonder: Ski film 'Valhalla' captures the joy of a powder quest]]> Rumor has it the first snow has fallen on the high peaks in Colorado — just a dusting, a promise of things to come. The bubble of hope and possibility rising in the chests of every would-be ski bum at the thought of that is what the latest film from Sweetgrass Productions, Valhalla, looks to latch onto and lift the ski industry to new heights.]]> <![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.]]> <![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[Barefoot Running Less Efficient]]> If the minimalist running shoe movement has prompted you to ditch your running shoes, a new study might make you reconsider the benefits of lacing up.]]> <![CDATA[Adventure]]> <![CDATA[Diving in to the unclimbed]]> One look at the Shark’s Fin on India’s Mount Meru and it’s not hard to see how the arrowhead feature could dig into a climber’s mind.]]> <![CDATA[White Death: Avalanche season is here]]> Professional skier Jamie Pierre died Sunday afternoon in an early season avalanche while skiing yet-to-be-opened Snowbird. The Utah resort hadn’t commenced avalanche control work, and the upper parts of the ski area’s steep, avalanche-prone mountain had been getting pounded by snow and wind, filling in lines and enticing local skiers.]]> <![CDATA[On the groad]]> Not far out of the gates of the “Central Iowa Rock Road Endurance Metric” (or CIRREM, as it’s known in gravel circles), riders started going down on the dirt road in the middle of Iowa. A big guy on my left spilled hard and almost took me out. Another one up front went over and slammed his helmet into the ground.]]> <![CDATA[Chasing the big one]]> The weather on Denali can be beautiful, with calm days and warm sunshine. However, it’s more likely that those who challenge the mountain will face howling winds, impressive snowfall and bitter cold]]> <![CDATA[Boulder author pens homage to skiing]]> David Rothman’s book of essays about skiing has plenty of days when perfect conditions set in, when the rumored miracles were right, when the previously impassable chutes open up. But mostly, it’s about everything else that happens around those days — the hundreds of days a year that aren’t perfect, and the people that live them out.]]> <![CDATA[A tale of two runners]]> One was a collegiate runner from the East. One was a collegiate runner from the West. One was showered in champagne at the end of his first ultramarathon, while the other received five stitches after his ultramarathon debut.]]> <![CDATA[Record in sight for World Cycle Racing competitor]]> Just over over two months on from their departure in Greenwich, London, the contenders of the World Cycle Racing Grand Tour bidding to become the new round-the-world record holder looks to have been whittled down to one.]]> <![CDATA[My attempt to hunt was more harmful to me than the elk]]> A few months prior to this, I was invited by a friend of mine to join him in elk hunting this fall. He and his family live outside of Aspen, and he hunts every fall within 10 miles of his house, and has a successful hunt around 90 percent of the time. Of course, he grew up hunting in Michigan, so he has it in his roots, so to speak.]]> <![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[Weather permitting: Patagonian storms push a Boulder climber to test new skills]]> Christmas saw snowy weather around the Patagonian peak Fitz Roy, and Boulder residents Jonathan Byers and Joaquin Espinosa camped at its base, huddled together, wishing for better weather and wondering what would come of the summits both traveled to Patagonia to attempt.]]>