Jimmy Chin, world famous professional photographer, climber, and mountaineer recently sat down with former Navy SEAL, Mark Davine to discuss a variety of topics on Mark's Unbeatable Mind podcast. The pairing talk about Chin's climbing feats, cheating death, and his work as a filmmaker.
The interview is well worth throwing on during your commute as it's fascinating to hear Jimmy reflect about his career and Mark proves to be a good interviewer. It's amazing to hear two people from different worlds find common ground.
Ever wonder what it would take to ski tour for 40 days in a row? Well, seven skiers just set out on an absolute bender of a ski tour: a mission to traverse the Alps east to west. Red Bull’s Der Lange Weg (German for “the long way”) event started this weekend, pitting Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter, Bernhard Hug, and even Jackson’s own Mark and Janelle Smiley against the elements and the limits of the human body on a 1200-mile ski tour. In 1971, four Austrians set
Earlier this week, we reported that two American ski mountaineers and researchers were in deep trouble with the Nepalese government after skiing down part of Everest. The two climbers, Matt Moniz and Willie Benegas, are on Everest to recreate a NASA study exploring how high altitude and stressful environments can impact genetics by taking gene samples on the mountain and comparing them to their twins at sea level. Moniz is a 20-year old Dartmouth college student climbing with experienced
2,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor with her hands jammed into a undercling, the last thing Lynn Hill needed was to lose her footing. It was 1993 and she was in the middle of the Great Roof, a taxing 5.13c pitch of El Capitan’s Nose featuring a granite slab that juts out from the wall. To succeed at this technical section, she had to navigate a nearly featureless rock using only a thin crack in the granite for a hold. Hill now clung to that crack–measuring about a quarter-inch wide–as