Adventure

Metamorphosis

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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

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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

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

Hanging on

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...