Athletes participating were a mix of past and potentially future Olympians
Ridgway’s Danika Gilbert is mentoring women climbers from Afghanistan as they explore new lives far from Taliban rule.
Many top Colorado climbing guides and pros have stories about buildering, the late-night ascents of campus buildings and public art that shaped their passions and careers.
For many Coloradans, summiting the state’s tallest peaks is a rite of passage. From the unparalleled beauty of the Rocky Mountains, to a deep sense of adventure after a long day at altitude, enjoying Colorado’s rugged wild spaces is part of who we are. But what many outdoor recreators — and even longtime residents — […]
Will Toor was thinking he was at the end. He was pretty sure his leg was broken. He was shivering uncontrollably in the snow high in the mountains. He’d watched his injured wife limp away to get help two hours earlier. Every few minutes he’d holler for help. Then, in the distance, he saw two […]
Jim Davidson is a climber and professional speaker with Speaking of Adventure. During his 40 years of mountaineering, he has ascended high mountains on six continents. He is a New York Times best-selling author who wrote “The Next Everest,” which is being published in five languages. Jim coauthored “The Ledge” with Kevin Vaughan which was […]
Scene: Climber Jim Davidson is camped upon the Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest at 19,700 feet with his tentmate, Bart Williams. Steep mountain slopes stretch for thousands of vertical feet above their yellow tent on two sides. It is the morning of April 25, 2015 in Nepal. Through a drowsy haze I sensed the hard, glacial […]
COLORADO SPRINGS — A dog missing for two weeks in Colorado Springs was rescued from a ledge about 50 yards above Fountain Creek and is now back home. An animal control officer with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region anchored herself to a wooden fence and rappelled down to the dog using a […]
Authorities say a 44-year-old man fell to his death while climbing in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. KMGH-TV in Denver reports the Custer County Search and Rescue team was notified Saturday that a climber had not returned home from a trip to ascend Crestone Peak and the Crestone Needle. An aerial team spotted his […]
The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers. And more recreational pursuits could be impacted by the 2019 court decision as private landowners worry about lawsuits filed by people who traverse […]