Climbing

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‘Dirtbags’ author graduates with new book

How do you nest when you largely live on the road? Luke Mehall, author of Great American Dirtbags and American Climber, has released a new book about the trials of growing up a dirtbag. Revisiting...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment

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‘Sixty Meters to Anywhere’ a brutally honest climbing book

Coping with addiction often involves defining a person’s life by what they can’t do. At the age of 23, Brendan Leonard was defining his life in that fashion. He couldn’t drink alcohol, and he...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment

Luke Mehall set to release book ‘American Climber’

When people think of the life of a climber, they often think of the dirtbag lifestyle. For those who don’t know any dirtbags, they tend to live an unconventional life. Loosely defined, they give up...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

Fear factor: Ice climbing with fear, not in it

In Ouray, Colorado, there’s something growing in the famous Uncompahgre Gorge, and people come from all corners of the planet to see it, and especially to climb it. The Ouray Ice Park is a natural...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Durango woman gives up foot to resume active lifestyle

This month, Durangoan Bee Morin went ice climbing to celebrate an anniversary. One year ago, Morin, 29, made a seemingly impossible choice to have her right foot surgically amputated to be rid of...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Mountain flyer

Electricity was buzzing all around him at just under 14,000 feet on Mount Lindsey in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a tale-tell sign lightning was about to strike. But Denver’s Andrew Hamilton,...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Colorado's 14ers face an uphill climb

They're majestic, rugged, remote and romantic. They're the tallest mountains in Colorado. And the paths that take you there are falling apart, according to a report issued by the nonprofit group...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Colorado 14ers' uphill climb

They're majestic, rugged, remote and romantic. They're the tallest mountains in Colorado. And the paths that take you there are falling apart, according to a report issued by the nonprofit group...

DATE: June 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Colorado 14ers’ uphill climb

They’re majestic, rugged, remote and romantic. They’re the tallest mountains in Colorado. And the paths that take you there are falling apart, according to a report issued by the nonprofit group...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Climber dies in fall near Silverton

An ice climber fell several hundred feet to his death on Friday in Silverton's Eureka Canyon. Mark Miller, 50, of Ouray, was guiding two European clients up a well-known route called First Gully...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

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Pursuing the ultimate high

First there were the beatniks. Then came the hippies. Now, as elucidated in Durango author Luke Mehall’s writings, it’s the dirtbags. Mehall, a simple-living rock and mountain climber, has released...

DATE: April 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

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Silverton girl climbs Africa’s Kilimanjaro

Engineer Mountain probably would be a difficult and scary first climb. Handies Peak, a nearby Fourteener, might be just as hard, but a bit less scary. But check this out: A 9-year-old Silverton...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: High school sports