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 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.
While this was an exciting first ascent, we're hoping this furry guy sticks to trees from now on.
On Tuesday, a fire dubbed the Buffalo Mountain Fire broke out two miles west of Silverthorne, Colorado, burning about 100 acres of the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests. The Buffalo Mountain Fire is just one of eight fires burning across the state. The most serious of the fires, the 416 Fire, has burned more than 29,000 acres and prompted several residential evacuations. More than 1,000 people are working to tame the flames, but as incident commander Todd Pechota told CNN, whenever
What a time we live in. With Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell recently climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan in under two hours, the nascent summer of 2018 had already seen one incredible speed record. Now, with news just emerging Friday that alpinist Colin Haley just climbed 20,310-foot Denali in 8:07:00, we are truly blown away. Haley, who free-soloed the extremely technical Cassin Ridge on June 5 for his speed record, is known for pushing the limits of alpine climbing, has summited Denali 16
Last Wednesday, the Trump Administration announced some uplifting news for the National Park Service: $256 million of funding to go towards revitalizing park infrastructure. The funding is a momentary reprieve for the NPS, who is currently inundated with $11 billion in backlogged maintenance. According to a press release from the Department of Interior, the money will be spread between 22 different parks and monuments. While it might not be noticeable to all who visit the country's national