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Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

Get Your Vitamin D Hiking in Utah this Summer

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

May 19, 2019

  Pleasant Salt Lake City weather is giving everybody the motivation needed to search for outdoor activities. It's lucky we have within our reach several moderate, yet fulfilling, hikes and walking trails. So on the few days that you have off of work and your dreaded summer semester classes, be sur...

Adventure Requires Mental Fitness

Adventure Requires Mental Fitness

April 8, 2015

There’s a scale that people use when recreating to describe the amount of pain that will accompany their fun. Type 1 describes activities that are awesome in the moment and enjoyable to think about after. Type 2 is for those that suck but leave you thinking, “Maybe that wasn’t too bad. When should ...

Student Climbed Union Building in 1983, Fell to the Ground

Student Climbed Union Building in 1983, Fell to the Ground

April 7, 2015

The Daily Utah Chronicle published an article in October 1983 about a young man named James Brimley who tried to scale the Union building by himself and without the assistance of a safety rope. Brimley, a sophomore and 24-year-old English major, said at the time that he just wanted to test out his new EB ...

Find Solitude for $130 by Climbing in the West Desert

Find Solitude for $130 by Climbing in the West Desert

March 5, 2015

Sometimes vacations call for real solitude. You want “getting away” to mean something different than heading to a resort or hotel filled with other tourists. Luckily for those of us living in Utah, we have some options for escaping in a state that still has real wilderness. With its high winds...

My First Time Mountaineering

My First Time Mountaineering

December 11, 2014

  The wind burned my lips. Snow blurred out the peak, and the guides waiting at the end of the trail weren’t all that visible either. For a moment, it was easy to imagine myself alone — just me, the blistering wind, and the soft clinking of the gear on my harness. We were cutting a path across a gul...

Indoor Climbing for Winter Recreation

Indoor Climbing for Winter Recreation

December 11, 2014

  When I first started rock climbing, I had no idea what I was doing. My friend and I decided one day that we needed a new hobby, so we went out and bought some shoes, a couple of harnesses, a rope, and a bunch of fancy metal devices we didn’t know how to use. We decided that from then on we were rock...

Bouldering on a Budget

Bouldering on a Budget

October 8, 2014

  A bouldering mecca sits just three hours south of Salt Lake City. Joe’s Valley is nestled in the hills immediately west of the sleepy town of Orangeville and contains a high concentration of some of the finest sandstone in the western United States. Situated on the Wasatch Plateau at an elev...

Out of the Gym, Onto the Rocks

Out of the Gym, Onto the Rocks

September 6, 2014

  The Salt Lake Craggin’ Classic, taking place Sept. 6 to 7, aims to prove Alta is for more than just skiers. This year marks the second annual climbers event, put on by the American Alpine Club and the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. It is geared toward helping climbers make the transition from the ...

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