Category Archives: Altitude

Elbows collide in Crested Butte semi-backcountry

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory can best be understood as a 1,000-acre island of scientific research in a sea of public lands. Lately, those public lands have been getting busy. Not everyone is happy about that. Continue reading

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Longevity and mountain towns

Mountain counties again crowd the top-10 lists for longevity, physical activity and low obesity. There’s no mystery in some of this. But the connection between thin air and good health is a little less clear. Continue reading

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Risk of thin air

New study from the Alps finds a heightened risk factor for men who ascend from low elevations to mountain destinations and immediately begin physical activity Continue reading

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