Articles By Joe Purtell
Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence
Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche cycles
Project to make depleted open space owned by the city healthy again could be a blueprint for carbon capture and land management
American Alpine Club library's archive of images by early mountaineers holds clues for researchers documenting the retreat of glaciers worldwide
Lutes and language: How Colorado’s Tibetan families fight to retain their culture from half a world away
Families from across the state, some generations removed from exile, converge every Sunday in Boulder to share Tibetan traditions. Some drive hours to preserve their past.
The backcountry resort business plan aims to “revolutionize the culture of skiing here in Colorado by giving people more options"
When people die in the outdoors, help for their loved ones is scarce. The climbing community aims to change that.
With climbing comes death. And survivors guilt. Now it’s time to talk about it.
Climbing coalitions have popped up around the U.S. and are working to manage the impact on trails while lobbying local and national governments to keep public lands accessible
The Growth-based Alternative Learning and Leadership Opportunity Program -- or GALLOP -- uses work with animals and gardening to help students build skills
Traditional mentorships that have passed down safety tips for generations are fading, even as the number of climbers is growing