In recent years, more and more one hundred-plus foot waterfalls are being run. Aniol Serassoles and Edward Muggridge made history with their descent of 100-foot Ram Falls. Dane Jackson, no stranger to waterfalls, claimed a first descent of 134-foot Salto Maule in Chile. Knox Hammack became the second person to successfully run the 189-foot Palouse falls after Tyler Bradt did the same several years before. The list of massive waterfalls being run by kayakers continues to grow. But what do all of these descents have in common? You guessed it- they were all done by men. So, when French ex-slalom kayaker and all around badass Nouria Newman ran Pucuno falls in Ecuador this week, she made history of her own. Not only did Nouria snag the first ever descent of Pucuno, but she also became the first woman to ever run a hundred-plus foot waterfall. Nouria has been pushing the barriers of the sport for years now. She's gotten tons of first descents all over the world, soloed some of the gnarliest whitewater on the planet, and been the only woman to qualify for finals at the North Fork Championship. This descent just adds to Nouria's credentials as one of the best paddlers in the world.
Caite chilling on the patio for a little aprés at Jackson Hole. Nic Alegre photo. Caite Zeliff is blowing up! We're not just talking the bomb-holes at the bottom of a huge, double-stager cliff either. She is truly on her way to being one of the next superstars in skiing. The self-professed goofball has had a dream of becoming a pro skier for a long time but her journey has taken a few big setbacks. Her plan was to become a member of the US Ski Team. Ultimately, after many attempts and
We couldn't pick just our top 10 so we made it 15. Well, you guys did. Here are 5 more of your favorite posts from TGR this year, carousel style! Hop on! 1. Josh Gold absolutely sent it in the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You want angles? We got 'em. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. You all went wild for International Dog Day. Look at all these good pups we found! View this post
There's a lot of different ways to celebrate those milestone birthdays and for climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, soloing Patagonia's formidable Fitz Roy traverse was the best way he could think of. Several days after turning 40, O'Driscoll completed the traverse, although unlike it's previous ascent by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, he did it in reverse. While the route itself is only four miles, it gains 13,000 feet of elevation and spans across the six peaks of the Cerro Fitz Roy.