Pro kiteboarder Alex Soto was practicing for the 2019 Pan Am Games off the coast of the Dominican Republic when out of the blue he hit a shark. I can almost guarantee that this is the first time an incident like this has ever happened, and we really hope it’s the last.
While Alex Honnold might get the fame for his free solos, this crew of young Coloradans pursues their own form of climbing: buildering. Taking full advantage of the urban playground right outside their door, these climbers put up challenging routes where most people look every day but would never think to climb. Boulder-based filming outfit Pop Top Productions documented some of these climbs in their new film , a clever take on the classic climbing film genre. Mix some hair-raising urban free
Competition ice and mixed climbing might be one of the weirdest sports we’ve ever seen, with a veritable jungle gym built for climbers to swing their tools and kick their crampons into. Most of the route isn’t even ice – it’s usually a combination of traditional plastic climbing holds, wood, and Styrofoam – but the acrobatics never cease to impress. RELATED: Free Solo Wins Oscar For Best Documentary At a recent climbing world cup, Swiss superstar Yannick Glatthard made the ultimate finish,
If I could be any superhero, I’d be David Lama. The Austrian pro alpine climber is part man, part mountain goat. In a nutshell, he climbs things that other people can’t climb. While most climbers turn their attention to projecting hard routes in the summer, he does the same in winter. Last January, he teamed up with his climbing partner Peter Mühlburger to bag the first ascent of a mind-bending mixed route in Austria’s Valsertal. After four tries, the two finally made it to the top and filmed