Happy day off, friends. This video comes from The Cleanest Line. Some lucky dude and his ladyfriend riding empty sets in Chile for 45 minutes. He shot it with a GoPro HD. Hopefully you’re doing something equally rad this Memorial Day. Me? Sitting in traffic.
Here’s the official trailer for the upcoming film 180 South. This is Chris Malloy’s film of Jeff Johnson retracing the 1968 journey of Yvon Chouinardand Doug Tomkins to Patagonia. Wend Magazine has a great write-up on the premier, and it looks to be a stellar movie.
You give some people a little power and they go nuts. A Minnesota congressman inserted language into a Fish and Wildlife bill that sought to improve walleye fishing on a lake where he owns a cabin. It gets better – the guy was also trying to get a cable TV show running, and he approached [ more... ]
Sherpas on a mission to clean Mount Everest have so far uncovered five bodies on their search. One of them belonged to American Scott Fisher, who died in the 1996 disaster on the mountain. His body was left where it lay as his family wished, but the Sherpas have removed two other bodies with consent [ more... ]
Ueli Steck and Alex Honnold are going after the speed record on the Nose at El Capitan. The current record stands at around 2 hours and 37 minutes. I’m not sure I could cover 2900 feet on flat ground in less than two hours, let alone running straight up the side of the earth. The first assent took 47 days in 1958, so if we stay on track, we should break the 30 second mark in the next 20 years on this assent. The above video is one of Steck and Honnold’s training climbs.
It’s coming up on the 100 year anniversary of the day that Hiram Bingham, a history lecturer from Yale, climbed the mountain and spotted the ruins of Machu Picchu. Today it’s a heavily trodden tourist destination, but 100 years ago Hiram must have felt like he’d stumbled onto a lost city made of gold. In [ more... ]
A brother and sister duo was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight while hiking in Garden of the Gods park. Police are investigating their claim that the robbers grabbed a wallet, handbag, and camera before peeling out in a white van. “We’re here because we wanted to see Garden of the Gods and we’ll never [ more... ]
I watched the video and found myself at a bit of a loss until I found this website. Seems like it might be the best/lowest-paying job in the world, and I understand that everyone who meets Teva’s Lifestyle Coach likes him pretty well. He’s going to tear through that $10k in a couple weeks buying beers for everyone.
A motorist who did nothing but follow the directions on her vehicle’s GPS ended up stranded on a backcountry road in the snow. They were about 15 minutes from their campground when the dashboard robot instructed them to drive off-road and take a shortcut. They would later use the GPS to give rescuers their coordinates [ more... ]