In 2011 Zak Podmore and Will Stauffer-Norris began an amazing journey from the headwaters of the Colorado River in the Wind River range of Wyoming to the end, raising awareness of this tremendous watershed. We will be posting their amazing journey here over the next several weeks, but don’t fail to visit their website (downthecolorado.org) to […]
In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]
A friend of ours from Action In Solitude, a great source climbing, outdoor, yoga and lifestyle, was able to view and assist with a fallen climber that resulted in a long-line helicopter operation in Red Rocks near Las Vegas. Watch the video and read the original post over on their site.
Here is a little segment we were a small part of, assisting with logistics on the raft trip and running safety for the duckie trip in the spring of 2013 with Outside Explorer and Browns Canyon Rafting.
If you can ride as well as these guys, we won’t even poke fun at your silly outfit that you wear while being a roadie, and if you fall, we will fix you up. How will you push yourself this upcoming year?
On March 26, 2011 Tom Wheeler had a crash while downhill racing on his mountain bike, catching a branch with his right hand, then super-manning over his handlebars into a tree, with the majority of impact on his right shoulder as he hit the tree. Bystanders cared for him until medics arrived, whom found that Tom […]
” I have to tell myself, “”This is what I do. This is who I am.”” When we pour all of our being into a specific arena, learn about ourselves and develop strategies to embrace and control our fears, we can accomplish great things. Regardless of the area we choose to pour ourselves into, it […]
The road always beckons, and the beauty and aesthetics of this tiny home is alluring, particularly the wood-burning fire place. Ski season approaches my friends. What are your dreams for the season? Thanks to Outdoor Research, the cast and crew for this inspiring film:
Exploration of the places we love, offering beauty, mysticism and primal experiences. Sherpas Cinema has some amazing cinematography, locations and story-lines. I haven’t been able to watch the full film, but it’s available on iTunes for $12.99. Throw them some love if you like the previews.
This is a long swim that would have in all probability proven fatal if it were not for Mike’s friends being there for him. There’s a great narration and a list of lessons learned at the end. The more we know:
“The ocean is my home,” is the tattoo inscribed on Chris Peterson’s chest, and rivers are my home. I’ve been able to stand-up paddleboard a fair amount over the last week, including a sunset tour last night on the local river. In rapids I swim more than I stand, but the feeling of standing, gliding […]
My boys and I were able to run Gore Canyon for the first time on the day of the Gore Canyon 2013 Race, an amazing event that I’ll certainly be taking part in next year. They were the strongest crew I’ve ever had paddle for me; we were blessed with good sources describing the lines […]
“The supernatural: does it exist? Giants live here. Rivers, like our oceans… they have waves. They surprise us. The curious explore unbound by restrictions of place and mind, and perhaps discover things we don’t understand… magic, alchemy, flight.” My gratitude to Forge Motion Pictures out of Carbondale, CO for permission to re-post their series. Visit […]
This series, Of Souls + Water, embodies what went into the selection of the name Solxplore. Solxplore is about the exploration of our souls, our friends, our family, our limitations, our perceived strengths and weaknesses that arrive in our lives while physically exploring under el sol (spanish for sun.) “I still have dreams. Dreams are being able […]
“What if we didn’t restrict how far we could go? What if we kept pushing ourself one step at a time? Searching? Yeah, I’ll keep searching.” This is episode 1 of “Of Souls + Water.” It hits close to home. Enjoy. My gratitude to Forge Motion Pictures out of Carbondale, CO for permission to repost […]
Instead of the normal 23 release days of most Gauley seasons this season will be bumping 32 release days. In addition, 6 of those days will be running in excess of 5,000 cfs! Yeah-ah!!!! Who’s going? “Gauley Fest is scheduled for Sep 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. On these days, an extra hour of release will […]
We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]