Kimberly Hess on top of a mountain

Climbing the Seven Summits

Nov. 30, 2018

Kimberly Hess and brother Steven climbed the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. Next up for Kim: A trek to Earth’s poles.


NOW: Jan. 28, 2018

June 1, 2018

Boulder’s Third Flatiron is notorious for drawing climbers with wild ambitions. In January, CU Boulder senior Rilyn VandeMerwe put his own stamp on the tradition.

Tom Hornbein

Rarefied Air

Dec. 1, 2013

Fifty years ago, Tom Hornbein made history by being part of the team that put the first American on top of Everest.

tonya riggs

Zen and Mountaineering Madness

Sept. 1, 2009

Trudging through waist-deep snow on the 24,688-foot Annapurna IV mountain, Tonya George Riggs couldn’t get one thought out of her mind: they were alone.