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Adventure 2017: Ed Miesen, Michael Martin, Cam Boyd and Nathan Proper

March 29, 2017 — Michael Martin: From Cham to Japan As an associate professor for Colorado Mountain College's Ski and Snowboard Business department in Steamboat Springs, Michael Martin juggles time in the classroom with time in the white room. Last year, that balancing act brought him on a 20-day […]

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Adventure 2017: Jennie Lay — A polar bear expedition to Hudson Bay

March 29, 2017 — Stare into the eyes of a wild polar bear. It's awe-inspiring. Also, it's eerie — as if you're gazing at the Ghost of Arctic Future. Traversing the windswept tundra, it's mid-November, and I'm marking Earth's hottest year on record with a visit to see Ursus […]

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Adventure 2017: Alex Handloff — Guiding French through the Wild West

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo Everything seems more important when it's far away, be it Botswana or Borneo. But don't forget what lies close to home, which brings me to the following adventure in our neck of the woods. For six months this past year, I worked as […]

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Adventure 2017: The Buchanan Family — Paddling Alaska’s best-kept sea kayaking secret

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo It was the proudest I've ever been as a father. If you go Kayaker's Cove costs $20 per person per night. Bring your own food and libations. Sea kayak rentals, which include spray skirt, paddle, PFDs, bilge pumps and rubber boots, start at […]

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Adventure 2017: Bryna Sisk — Flooded out on New Zealand’s Milford Track

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo My friend Dr. Eric Meyer once said, "I never pack anything I can't run through an airport with." That's solid advice. But it won't serve you when your gear is in Sydney, Australia, and your body is in Queenstown, New Zealand, departing for […]

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Adventure 2017: John Peretz — The 100 14er man

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo In a town full of Olympians and super athletes, I have a confession to make — I’m not one of them. But I've been fortunate enough to have summited all 58 of our beautiful Colorado 14ers and have bagged over 100 in all. […]

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Adventure 2017: Tashi Sherpa — Denali’s West Rib/Buttress, Everest for 10th time

March 29, 2017 — courtesy photo Few people get to climb with the likes of Nepalese mountaineer Tashi Sherpa. Last year alone the part-time Steamboat resident added his 10th Mount Everest summit to his climbing dossier and knocked off the coveted West Rib and West Buttress routes on North […]

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Adventure 2017: Ben and Helen Beall — Pack rafting Canyonlands

March 29, 2017 — Call it an "Adventuremoon." That's the label Steamboat Springs newlyweds Ben and Helen Beall bestowed upon their six-day hiking/pack rafting trip last spring traversing Utah's Canyonlands. In a way, it was fitting, seeming how they got married outside a snow cave on Gem Mountain in […]

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Adventure 2017: Matt Tredway — Ousted on Ama Dablam

March 29, 2017 — For local mountaineer Matt Tredway, abandoning his summit attempt on Nepal's 22,467-foot Ama Dablam this fall can be traced to his gear bag in Kathmandu. What seemed a minor scratch on his hand at the time from the bag's zipper was enough to derail his […]

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Adventure 2017: Hank Salyer, Casey O’Donnell and Josh Scott — Off-road racing the Baja 100

March 29, 2017 — The draw of one of the world's most notorious off-road adventures has been pulling local motorcycle racer Hank Salyer to the desert arroyos of Baja, California, for years. "Right up until the second I sit on the bike, there is a lot of anxiety," Salyer […]

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Adventure 2017: Susan Petersen, Jill Boyd, Kristen Hager — Horseback riding to Peru’s Machu Picchu

March 28, 2017 — Susan Petersen's cousin and travel agent Felicia Ingwers is on a roll. First, it was the trek she organized through Iceland on horses. The latest excursion she booked took Petersen, her cousin and two other Steamboat women on a five-day horseback riding adventure through Peru. […]

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Adventure 2017: Hugh Newton — Sea kayaking Haida Gwaii

March 28, 2017 — Sea kayaking through the remnants of a lost civilization was sobering and scintillating for Hugh Newton last summer. On a seven-day trip through British Columbia's Gwaii Haanas National Park along the east coast of Moresby Island, every stroke took them father back in time to […]

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Adventure 2017: Hugh Newton and Alisha Johansson — Biking Norway

March 28, 2017 — Biking more than 1,000 miles along the coast of Norway is all fine and dandy, save for one thing: all those irksome fiords. "You're going in and around fiords all the time," says Hugh Newton, who undertook the trip last July and August with local […]

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Adventure 2017: Kurt Casey — Kayaking four first ascents in Myanmar

March 28, 2017 — Local international expedition kayaker Kurt Casey certainly could have picked an easier country to paddle in last spring than Myanmar. But that would have been too easy, and that's not his style. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is wedged between Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and […]

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Adventure 2017: Kim Hess — Summiting Mt. Everest en route to the Seven Summits

March 28, 2017 — The details, especially the miserable ones, have mostly fallen away for Kim Hess. She's forgotten how hungry she got while climbing Mount Everest, how long she went between showers and how boring some times were and how tiring others were. When she thinks back on […]

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