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Metamorphosis

My hand slipped from the hold. I peeled away from the rock and watched as my alpine draw engaged, unexpectedly extended...

Appalling incompetence and majestic triumph on Longs Peak

As I climbed the steps to Wayne’s condo, I expected him to be thrilled at my news. Wayne was an experienced Boulder...

Slaying dragons

In the story of St. George and The Dragon, a town is plagued by a monster, who is only satisfied when the...

Hanging on

The avalanche that took Inge Perkins’ life in October 2017 was not a massive one, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche...

Attempting a vertical ski record, amid eating disorders and depression

The dull beam of a headlamp bloomed in the dark as Sean Van Horn’s skis skidded to a stop at the bottom of...

Show-and-tell in the Andes

A while back, astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man on the moon, asked people old enough to remember to write him about where...

When love is the greatest adventure of all

It’s a curious thing, the way sound bounces off rock. Cup your palms around your mouth, scream into a canyon, and on...

Legends in the field

Down the tunnel of his headlamp light, Luke Nelson saw a frog. It sat in the middle of the trail, somewhere around...

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...
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