<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![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[House of stone and light]]> <![CDATA[A bolt out of the blue]]> When she made the choice to call climbing to an end that day at Vedauwoo, a rock climbing area in southern Wyoming, Emily Isaacs was making what she saw as a conservative call on safety. Most of the 12- to 13-year-old girls on The Women’s Wilderness Institute trip she was working as a rock tech for had climbed by lunch, and while they were eating, Isaacs, a wilderness therapist and professional rock climbing guide, started to see the traces of a storm on the horizon.]]> <![CDATA[Free National Parks app released]]> 'Not everyone lugs their computer with them on vacation, and with Chimani on your smartphone, it's easy to read the latest from the Traveler,' said Repanshek.]]> <![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[Big Air]]> There are two nights of competition. The first, held on Jan. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., is the Nature Valley Big Air Challenge featuring the Battle of the Brands. This event features three-man teams in a head-to-head single elimination challenge. The three brands committed to sending skiers so far are Icelantic, Armada and Volkl.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder has strong presence in upcoming Olympic games]]> Just like Boulder seems to support more than the typical per capita number of bike shops and running shoe stores, this year’s Olympics, which begin on Friday, July 27, in London, will see a stunning 11 competitors from Boulder — all of them cycling or running after medals.]]> <![CDATA[Hiking off the grief with hospice]]> Each year, from May through October, HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties offers drop-in hikes in south Boulder and a walking group in Longmont. Two HospiceCare volunteers lead each session, and participants can talk with other hikers about their emotions, or 'they can just walk,' Jewel Lauer says.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's eponymous sport]]> There was a time when people went bouldering only when they couldn't get away to rock climb. Bouldering - climbing rock formations and boulders low to the ground - was viewed as a way to improve one's technical skills and get a climbing fix between hitting more serious projects.]]> <![CDATA[Stay vigilant]]> This has been a winter of bi-polar conditions in Colorado’s mountains. Strong storms have alternated with warm, wet days to create some of the most unpredictable snow conditions in 20 years. As we turn the corner to spring, it’s important not to let your guard down when traveling in the backcountry.]]> <![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[Upcoming Events | Week of Oct. 8]]> <![CDATA[Point of View]]> While many of these devices shoot pretty good video, they tend to be designed as a second camera. In other words, while they can work as a hand held video camera to shoot action, stills or other media, they%uFFFDre mostly designed to shoot POV, and perform best in that arena.]]> <![CDATA[No man overboard]]> The issues veterans face are — in some ways — as big and unmanageable as the Colorado River running through Cataract Canyon this spring. At up to 58,000 cubic feet per second, it was flipping so many rafts that passengers in a 12-foot paddleboat just had to expect to swim.]]> <![CDATA[The lost roots of Colorado skiing]]> Remember when Chautauqua was a ski area? No?]]> <![CDATA[An ode to the canine life]]> John Fayhee’s always had dogs, he says, in part because it’s behavior for a good citizen — rescue a mutt that might otherwise have a grim future at the end of the line in a shelter and give it a life that includes lots of time in the mountains and it’s giving that dog a winning ticket for the dog lottery. But there’s also a question of what having a dog around adds to your perspective.]]> <![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[Racing to save bonobos]]> Canadian-American novelist Deni Béchard, 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[It’s not flying, it's falling with style]]> Professional skydiver Nick Batsch jumps for many different reasons. Whether he’s diving to break world records (which he’s done five times) or to commemorate fallen friends (who have accumulated over the years), Batsch says his motivation is always evolving.]]> <![CDATA[Pedaling higher]]> In the launch of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado will challenge France for the title of toughest race in the world, putting 128 cyclists to a grueling test against fierce climbs that crisscross Colorado mountain passes, long distances and an uphill time trial. The race, which starts on Aug. 22 in Colorado Springs, will draw top cyclists from around the world, including Boulder resident Tom Danielson.]]>