Alex Honnold, you better watch out. There’s some hot new competition in the world of free-soloing and it’s coming from this adorable raccoon.
What started out as a sad story about this raccoon being trapped on a ledge of the Town Square office building in St. Paul, Minnesota has turned into an incredible feat of athleticism: after maintenance workers unsuccessfully tried to coax the animal down, he started scaling the 25-story tower.
#mprraccoon has been trending on Twitter, with mpr radio’s Tim Nelson keeping us updated on this fella’s journey north up the UBS building.
The twitterverse was kept on edge as we watched the raccoon's slow progress up the building, but we can all let go of that collectively held breath – last night mpr raccoon made it safely to the roof.
Technicians from Wildlife Management Services were waiting with traps at the top of the building and have promised the raccoon will be released in a safe, but undisclosed, location.
This was certainly an exciting first ascent, but we're hoping this furry guy sticks to trees from now on.
A single drop of blood fell to the snow, making a hollow plop. Halfway up hiking a backcountry run, Dina Mishev stared down at the lone drop of red on white. More blood pooled to the point of her nose. Dina watched as another drop fell, joining the first one on the snow. The blood stared back at her, a reminder of all the reasons why she couldn’t let herself stop climbing. Fresh from her second round of chemo a few days prior, Mishev was actively ignoring the pain, nausea and exhaustion
Breaking news today from Patagonia's HQ. For the first time, the company is endorsing two candidates running for the U.S. Senate whose platforms align with their environmental goals. Here's their press release: To get involved in the November midterm elections, visit Protect Our Winters and register to vote. These endorsements, while new, continue a stream of efforts made by Patagonia to emphasize the value and importance of public lands and the environment,
Bad news, everybody. NOAA recently released their U.S. Winter Outlook for the 2018/2019 season, and it doesn’t look good for those who love cold, snowy weather. The report calls for a warm and dry winter in much of the West, and estimates a 70-75% chance of El Nino developing. These predictions are based on observations of three climatic phenomena: ENSO, the Arctic oscillation, and the Madden-Julian oscillation. It's going to be a wet winter down South. Too bad there isn't much