Grand Teton National Park. Katie Lozancich photo.
A hiker sustained a 1,200-foot fall Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday, prompting a helicopter rescue. The individual, identified as 35-year-old Jarek Strzalkowski of Poland, who lives in Minnesota, lost his footing and fell over snow and rock on the east side of Paintbrush Divide. His hiking partner was able to reach cell service to place a 911 call.
GTNP officials remind anyone hiking in the park that elevations above 9,000 feet are still snow-covered. Anyone going above those elevations should carry both an ice axe and crampons and know how to use them.
Mammoth Mountain Terrain Park. Photo: Mammoth Mountain It’s the height of summer: beaches, bonfires and sunbathing abound. But you’re a ski bum, and you don’t like any of those things; you want to be on the mountain. So here we are, serving your addiction to getting pulled down hills of frozen water by gravity - you weirdo. We’re enablers, we know, but we don’t really care, so here are the two ski resorts in the U.S. you can still get your fix. Mammoth
Black bear at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Photo: Omni Mount Washington Resort You probably think that you’re pretty classy. You bought your tux for your prom ten years ago, planning to return it, but after Sally Johnson had too much of the punch at pre-prom and spilled an entire plate of lasagna on you, the shop refused to take it back. Now, it hangs in your closet, baptized by an aging red stain that somehow still smells of that fateful night. But you’ll be damned if you let it go to
Marine biologists seem to keep scoring the jackpot with deep water cameras. OceanX recently got some uncomfortably close footage of a bluntnose six-gill shark while doing research in a submarine. Thankfully, no sharks were swallowed whole by a giant fish in this video—yeah we’re talking about you grouper fish, you sneaky bastard. RELATED: Ocean Ramsey Swims with Massive Great White Shark