<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Adventure]]> <![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[K2%uFFFDs deadliest day: The Sherpa perspective]]> "Among mountaineers Sherpas hold nearly mythical status. They have this seemingly superhuman ability to perform incredible climbing feats,” relates Peter Zuckerman, coauthor of Buried in the Sky.]]> <![CDATA[Golden child: Young Boulder skier John Leonard]]> If you haven’t heard of John Leonard, don’t worry. The talented 18-year-old athlete hasn’t exploded onto the action sports scene, yet.]]> <![CDATA[Growing ice]]> In late August, Aaron Montgomery received some big news via email. The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, or UIAA, had officially selected him as an athlete to demonstrate ice climbing to the world during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.]]> <![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[From Elbert to Everest]]> The New Year’s resolution on Jon Kedrowski’s calendar probably read something like this: Do everything!]]> <![CDATA[There are some special people here]]> The temperate climate, high elevation and stunning views attract athletes from around the world to train: former speed skater Apolo Ohno trained for his first Ironman here, and four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington rents a home in North Boulder.]]> <![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[Climbing Colorado’s couloirs]]> Couloirs offer an exciting option for ascending many mountains that come with a certain level of risk. It is vital to have the ability to read snowpack and determine the avasee.]]> <![CDATA[The modern-day climber?]]> Falling didn’t used to be a part of climbing rules. You couldn’t fall. If you did, your life was in peril. “Now I look at climbing as if you’re not falling you’re not trying hard enough,” says Tommy Caldwell, famed rock climber from Estes Park and part of the Dawn Wall duo that completed the alleged hardest rock climb in history earlier this year. “I suppose that’s because of the changes in technology.”]]> <![CDATA[Summer storming]]> The crowd inside El Montañes, a bar and restaurant in Farellones, Chile, is standing room only. There are more people outside, cajoling the security staff in a vain attempt to get in. They’re the unlucky ones, the ones without tickets to the hottest night of the austral winter.]]> <![CDATA[Reaching higher]]> Are rock climbers the future of the conservation movement? Brady Robinson, executive director of the Boulder-based Access Fund, thinks so. “At the very beginning, we were motivated by access threats, by our access [to climbing areas] being restricted,” Robinson says of his organization. “In my view, to do a good job with access, you have to do a good job with conservation. If the place isn’t taken care of, what good is it to have access to it?”]]> <![CDATA[Changing seasons]]> IF you ever have the chance to spend even a shard of time with brothers Tim and Tracey Canaday, owners of Colorado company Never Summer Snowboards, you'll learn rather quickly that their hard-work ethic and dedication to detail has paid off in more ways than one.]]> <![CDATA[Gonzo swimming]]> New Orleans’ Lake Pontchartrain is only 12 feet deep. But that’s deep enough to drown. And you can drown there — that is, if the alligators don’t get to you first. And if the alligators do get you, you won’t have to worry about a coffin. The scraps of your flesh that they leave behind will be eaten by the bull sharks and the alligator gar: ugly prehistoric looking fish with massive jaws full of spiny teeth.]]> <![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[To the rescue — if necessary]]> Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG), the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the Boulder Police Department and the fire departments from several local communities are coordinating rescue plans for the Boulder County portion of the USA Pro Cycling...]]> <![CDATA[THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF ALL: LIFE]]> Boulder is full of the intense, the extreme, the committed. People who climb the highest mountains and kayak the most dangerous rivers. People who jump the biggest cliff and grapple with remote rock faces. In this swirling milieu of the hardcore it’s easy to overlook John Georgis.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events | Week of Oct. 8]]> <![CDATA[Leave It To Beaver]]> 'Not exactly roughing it' is the spot-on slogan - nope, not exactly. BC gets gold stars for service at every turn. The bus drivers flash the pearly whites, the lifties exude a Deepak Choprah level of contentment, and the ski instructors radiate a level of professionalism on par with your average thoracic surgeon.]]> <![CDATA[Figuring it out]]> Clark had his first experience with alcohol at age 13; from then on he continued to struggle with alcohol on and off for years. In the late ’90s, despite being a successful businessman with a wife and twins, Clark was still medicating himself with alcohol and pills.]]>