Adventure

Adventures in the adventure industry

It’s spring, with the last of the snow coating the high peaks and rain moistening the Flatirons’ flanks. Kids are riding bikes...

Life at the extremes

Tendi remembers how his extremities froze in the icy water of the monsoon-flooded river, and the following three days that he survived...

Alaska: reality & mystique

Alaska is one of those places that exists as much in mystique as in reality. The land of the midnight sun transcends...

When you’re in the ring

The other guy lands another stinging jab on Israel. Then, a flattening smack when his glove slams into Israel’s head. Israel crouches low and pulls...

Call of the Wild

When George Dirth was in elementary school, his mother, Lisa, picked him up early from school on Friday afternoons. They’d head to the tiny...

Chasing dreams at 4 miles per hour

It was hot the day Nigel Knutzen stepped out of his front door in Edwardsville, Illinois. He hoisted an 80-liter pack onto his back...

From a meningitis-induced coma to a Paralympic gold medal

The first semester of college for any student is an exciting time, full of expectations and new beginnings. But for Jamie Schanbaum, it meant...

A day in the life of the Eldora Ski Patrol

The morning dawns clear and cold, the eastern sunrise kissing the peaks on the Continental Divide. Up at Eldora ski area, Travis Brock has...

Climbing fever

About two-thirds into the recent Oscar-nominated documentary Free Solo, Alex Honnold is balancing between two tiny rock nubs more than 1,000 feet above Yosemite’s...

Sandbagging drags us all down

I’m at the climbing gym and spot an enticing, new orange toprope route. The grade poll taped next to the first hold lists options...

Learning to let go

Bob Jamieson thinks he’s a regular guy. After a 30-foot fall shattered his ankle and broke some ribs, his back and a wrist three...

Nit nittay garabam: Man is man’s medicine

As I slid down the hillside, rocks and dirt and plants tumbling underneath me, I remember a scream so loud, it couldn’t possibly have...
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