What we do for fun

Dr. Minson

Chris enjoys outdoor activities of every kind. Previously a high-level competitive cyclist and triathlete, you can often find him trying to load as much adventure equipment on his bike as possible. He is an avid mountaineer, rafter/kayaker, and skier. Chris is also an ambassador for Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

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2016 | Brett Ely prepares for her fourth Olympic Trials

PhD student and competitive marathoner Brett Ely somehow manages to perform at a high level in both her graduate studies and her professional running career. Check out this interview of her as see gets ready to run the marathon in the Olympic Trials in LA this February: Salty Running Interview – Brett Ely


2015 | Minson tackles Mt. Rainier’s hidden route

Dr. Minson recently returned from a ski/climbing trip around Mt. Rainier on the “High Orbit Route”, in which they circumnavigating Mt. Rainier in Washington, crossing 17 glaciers and gaining/losing 15,000 ft of elevation in under 6 days. Read more about his journey here.


2014 | White-water rafting on the Zambezi

We recently took a trip to Africa to attend the 2014 International Symposium on the Physiology & Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation, held at Kruger National Park in South Africa. After the conference, we took a side trip to Livingstone, Zambia, the site of the historic Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. Here are some pictures of us taking a trip down “the wildest rapids in the world.” Special thanks to Safari Par Excellence.



2011 | Dr. Minson attempts to traverse Idaho: 850 miles by packraft, mountain bike, and foot.

Check out posts from Eddie Bauer, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, and Discovery News for more information on their trip.