In 2009 Luke Mehall and a friend sat down at a laptop in Gunnison and assembled what would be the first issue of The Climbing Zine. One-hundred copies of the 40-page, black-and-white mag were printed and sold for $2 each – although most were given away. Ten years later, it’s still going stong, and fans have been clamoring for reprints of back issues. This led to Mehall’s latest endeavor: The Climbing Zine Book, the best stories from the first 11 volumes.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help fund the dream. To donate, visit climb ingzine.com – but hurry. Just like Santa Claus, after Dec. 25, it will all be over.
- 75 years after Little Boy
- By john van becay
Reckoning with Durango's troubled atomic legacy
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- Charge it
- Bluer than blue
- Getting iced
Just like video killed the radio star, social media has put a hurtin’ on Silverton’s spectacular Ice Lakes Trail. One of the most popular – and most FBed and Insta-ed – trails in the San Juan Mountains, Ice Lakes is seeing even more unprecedented numbers of visitors this summer with the pandemic.
- Not your dad's jorts
Leave it to the folks in Aspen to elevate even the lowliest of mountain wear to new fashion heights. Take the humble jort, a staple on local trails since, well, at least Chad Cheeney moved here in the ’90s. Introducing the world’s first “action sport jort,” made with technical fabric to bring that “I-give-zero-effs” attitude to any outdoor adventure while supplying that all important stretch and secret anti-chafing properties to the underside.