Adventure

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...

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...
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