Adventure

Learning from a once-a-century avalanche cycle

For Brian Lazar and many of his co-workers at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), the first two weeks of March 2019...

A 4-year-old kid just skied every month for a year

Charlie Leckonby is a skier. And, like most hardcore skiers, he’s always up for a trip to the hill to make some...

Kyle Richardson sets new speed records soloing First and Third Flatirons

At 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 9, Kyle Richardson stands next to the water fountain outside Chautauqua’s Ranger Cottage. He’s wearing his signature...

Cushy car camping

Let’s face it: Astro vans and Prius sedans are not the first adventure rigs of choice when it comes to Boulder’s outdoor...

Learning to fall

When you fall from something taller than a door frame, don’t tense up, don’t get rigid. As airy nothingness swoops in, however...

From sea to peak

The mountain known as K2 is also known as “Savage Mountain.” Its sheer, jagged slopes rise from Pakistan’s Karakoram Valley floor and...

Running local

There’s climbing all the Colorado 14ers — which typically takes a few years and culminates in the right to wear an “I...

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...
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