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SunLit Excerpt: “Edge of the Map,” recounts the true story of climbers lost in China

Author Johanna Garton recounts how search efforts by U.S. friends hinged on clues from the contents of the legendary Coloradans' backpacks

SunLit

SunLit Interview: Johanna Garton stepped up to complete a project begun by her mother

With "Edge of the Map," she also honored the story of a legendary climber from her hometown, part of a Colorado-based mountaineering pair that went missing in western China

SunLit

First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.

Outdoors

Teenage Summit County ski mountaineer breaks North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours

Grace Staberg, 19, skied up Copper Mountain more than 21 times in one day — totaling 56,153 feet — and falling just shy of the world record set last month in Europe.

Outdoors

A Telluride woman was first to ski from the Lhotse summit. She’s still recovering from “post-traumatic stoke.”

Hilaree Nelson is an in-demand speaker through her sponsor National Geographic and has been working with other athletes as part of Protect Our Winters

Outdoors

For one Colorado family, a son’s Everest ascent was a 36-hour exercise in anxiety

Pete Lowry's ascent of Mount Everest left his family back home in Colorado agonizing for 36 hours

Coloradans

Boulder attorney dies after reaching top of Mount Everest, completing his effort to scale highest peaks on seven continents

Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent.

Outdoors