Adventure

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 Center —...

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 Aspen’s Buttermilk...

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 they were...

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 a still...

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 9,000 feet...

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 in town,...

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 without food,...

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 time and...

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...

Call of the Wild

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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

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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

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