Mountaineering

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3 Durangoans for Italy’s ski mountaineering world championships

Twenty-five of the best ski mountaineering athletes in the United States are in Italy for this year’s International Ski Mountaineering Federation World Cup Championships. Three represent Durango....

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Crowded party on summit of Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal More than 150 climbers scaled Mount Everest as better weather conditions Thursday led to a crowded day atop the world’s highest peak, a Nepal official at the base camp said. A...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Inspiring women to be featured on Women Outside panel

Backcountry Experience is ready to welcome some big names in women’s outdoors sports. The Durango-based outdoor gear shop will host an event called Women Outside featuring female athletes,...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Durangoans give first-hand accounts of earthquake

Casey Welch was in a shuttle van and thought a vehicle had rear-ended them. Haley Dallas was in a store and, terrified, ducked under a table. Taylor Graham, sick with fever in Sikkim, a region of...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The headlamp at the end of the tunnel

For Scott Simmons and Paul Hamilton of Durango, looking back on the headlamp-lit masses was a sight to behold. For two reasons. Yes, it was quite the sight – 400 or so skiing mountaineers,...

DATE: March 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

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A guiding light

Whenever Durango’s Josh Kling sets foot on the summit of Kendall Mountain in Colorado, Mount Rainier in Washington or Mount Elbrus in Russia, he remembers each and every step that took him to the...

DATE: April 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Alaska trails equal adventure

Durango native Ben Seale always enjoyed a good hike in the woods.Now the transplanted Alaskan has taken his hiking/trail running to an Alaskan extreme.Seale, 36, recently completed the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Helen and Charlie

Helen Thayer is comfortable at the North Pole, in the Gobi Desert and even living with wolves.But the famed explorer and author is even more comfortable talking about her love affair with...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors