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OutThere Colorado: Why You Should Take an Avalanche Awareness Clinic

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Regardless if you have years of experience in the backcountry, or you are just getting started, everyone has something to learn at an avalanche awareness clinic. What Is an Avalanche Awareness Clinic? This two-hour course is designed to give a brief, high-level overview of avalanche problems, gear, and rescue. An avalanche awareness clinic is not …

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OutThere Colorado: Leave No Trace this Winter with These Best Practices

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Just because the ground is covered doesn’t mean you can throw Leave No Trace out the window. Mountain ecosystems work overtime to survive in harsh winter weather. Keep your outdoor space pristine this winter with some Leave No Trace know-how. Travel Lightly and Check Your Coordinates Often Winter conditions typically lead to off-trail travel. The …

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Ranked: The Swankiest (and Jankiest) College Climbing Gyms

In Climbing, Featured by ZoeGates6 Comments

The climbing gym trend has exploded in recent years, and college campuses aren’t exempt. Many schools have climbing walls right on campus, allowing students to take study breaks on the wall and get vertical between classes. We interviewed student climbers and scoured the internet to judge these facilities based on square footage, newness, special events, and overall character.  Get ready …

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Climate Change: Effects on our Outdoor Livelihood

In Featured, From the world, Hiking, News, Water, Winter by JaneBozsikLeave a Comment

The sun is beating down on all of us excited tourists as we deboard the alpine train. An idyllic scene greets us; layers of tall pines and alpine flowers line the surrounding mountains. Ahead, a thunderous river grinds through the valley floor on the left, while adjacently an even gravel path gently snakes into the distance. The path leads to Morteratsch …

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What the Outdoor Industry Could Learn About Equality from College Students

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Ask me who my favorite pro outdoor athletes are, and I’ll list 300 skiers right off the bat. Shane McConkey, of course, the legend. Sammy Carlson, have you seen that boy bounce through powder in his To Be edit? Candide Thovex, enough said. Yes, all my idols are skiers because I’m obsessed and winter is coming (hallelujah!), but there’s something …