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Any way up

Pamela Shanti Pack’s climbing career was supposed to be over—until she found a different way to reach the top of her sport

Any way up

Pamela Shanti Pack sat in a Colorado emergency room, thinking her climbing days were done. Just hours after her ice-climbing partner had pried her clenched hands off her ice axes,

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Lab rats

A sometimes uncomfortably intimate look at Montana’s cutting-edge athlete-performance research facility, and its contagiously enthusiastic leader, Dr. Brent Ruby

Lab rats

As we wait for the heat chamber to warm up, Brent Ruby and his senior researchers, John Cuddy and Walter Hailes, regale me with stories of misadventure in the measurement

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Location Updates

  • Re: Blodgett Mountain

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    • Highly recommend visiting Blodgett Mountain. There's a famous paleontologist related to Joseph Blodgett.

    • on May 7, 2016
  • Re: Goldbug Hot Springs

    • Is this possible in the middle of winter? WOuld I need snow shoes or something?

    • on January 10, 2016
  • Re: Goldbug Hot Springs

    • Currently there is a NO CAMPING policy within 500 ft. of the hot springs. Sadly,…

    • on May 7, 2015
  • Re: Hieronymus Park

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    • great park, some good fishing and lots of trails to explore! Only bummer is dogs…

    • on April 14, 2015
  • Re: The Jack Saloon

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    • Winter hours: Grill: Noon until 8 weeknights: Noon until 9 Fri and Saturday. Call for…

    • on December 30, 2014
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Right outside

Dec 15, 2015

Missoula is a wilderness town. Travel south down Highway 93 and the sprawling Bitterroot-Selway Wilder-ness stretches to the west. Head...

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Perfect imperfections

Dec 15, 2015

A few years back, I got on the Grizzly chair at Snowbowl for one more run. It was toward the...

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Learning to kick and glide

Dec 15, 2015

I can't relate to people who exult over fresh powder. The words take me back to Big Sky Ski Resort,...

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Voile Vector BCs

Mar 14, 2014

Doing long canyon tours in the Bitterroots is one of my backcountry ski passions, but the long slog into...

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