<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Outdoors Today]]> <![CDATA[Want a safer Mt. Everest? Here's how.]]> Mountain climber Adrian Ballinger, who has summitted Mount Everest six times, says Everest needs to be fixed.]]> <![CDATA[Pro Challenge starting line? We'll take it]]> Colorado’s favorite bike race is coming back to Boulder in 2014. USA Pro Cycling Challenge officials have announced a final stage for the race with a starting line in Boulder. ]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong hit with suit for sponsorship money]]> Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong has been sued by the United States government, alleging that he defrauded the government by taking sponsorship money from the U.S. Postal Service while using performance-enhancing drugs.]]> <![CDATA[New Continental Divide Trail route could ban bikes]]> A new route on part of the Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail could ban mountain biking.]]> <![CDATA[Sochi takes a bite out of Aspen X Games]]> Training schedules for the rapidly approaching Winter Olympic Games in Sochi,Russia kept several prominent Winter X Games stars away from the competition this past weekend in Aspen. ]]> <![CDATA[Wounded veterans summit Denali]]> Five wounded veterans participated in a Department of the Interior program to summit Denali, the highest peak in North America.]]> <![CDATA[Fight between European climbers, Sherpas reported on Mt. Everest]]> A group of three European climbers has reported a fight between themselves and a group of Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.]]> <![CDATA[Copper Mountain joins ski areas making snow for ski season]]> Following on the heels of announcements by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland that those ski areas were making snow for the 2013-2014 season, Copper Mountain has announced the same.]]> <![CDATA[Canada to Russia: the Olympics have always been a bit gay]]> <![CDATA[Lance Armstrong loses Tour titles, asked to repay insurer $7.5m]]> It's safe to say this is a low point in the career of Lance Armstrong.]]> <![CDATA[Lighter, tougher bike helmet — made from cardboard]]> A new bike helmet aims to increase riders' safety by mimicking nature — and by using one of the cheapest materials around.]]> <![CDATA[French sailor rescued after failed Antarctic trip]]> A French sailor attempting a solo circumnavigation of the Earth was rescued by an Australian cruise ship after he had to abandon his yacht.]]> <![CDATA[Photo gallery: Incredible images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards]]> The British Wildlife Photography Awards for 2012 have been announced, and they are incredible.]]> <![CDATA[Photos: Abandoned island was once most densely populated place on Earth]]> Off the southeastern coast of Japan, an island formerly used for mining sits abandoned, its last residents having left in 1974.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels keep turning]]> Colorado based Shannon Galpin has been busy. Since her interview with the Boulder Weekly back in June of 2013, she has released her memoir Mountain to Mountain: The Journey of Adventure and Activism]]> <![CDATA[Group to lobby for bikes on Pacific Crest Trail]]> One of the West's most famous and popular hiking trails could see bicyclists soon, if a new group can convince the U.S. Forest Service.]]> <![CDATA[USA Pro Challenge adds mountaintop finish; Boulder could join in 7th stage]]> The nation's most popular bike race might come through Boulder again next year — depending on fans' votes.]]> <![CDATA[Not-so-fresh powder: Russia to store snow for 2014 Olympics]]> Sochi, Russia gets heavy snow. But when the South Russian city — roughly on the same latitude as central Wyoming and upstate New York — hosts the Olympics next year, it wants to be darn sure it's got the powder for it.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Trail gets 80-mile complementary extension]]> The Colorado Trail Foundation has announced that it has added 80 miles of new trail to the Colorado Trail, which traverses the state from north to south.]]> <![CDATA[Olympic athletes first to face loosened marijauna testing]]> Athletes competing at the Olympics can now have nearly 10 times as much of it in their system and still pass drug tests.]]>